2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Inside the Minds of Angels and VCs

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 400-402
500 E 4th St

For startup founders fund raising is hard in no small part because it is so opaque. And founders often don't appreciate that the two key sources of early stage growth capital, angel investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs) have very different motivations and "business models." So what might work for an angel might not suit a VC and vice versa. Founders need to be smart about the differences and position themselves accordingly to maximize their chances of success. And also to avoid doing things that could adversely their chances of successfully executing future fund raising rounds. They need to get inside the minds of Angels and VCs. Moderated by leading journalist, an Angel and a VC face off!

Hashtags: #sxsw #AngelVC


Brian Cohen


New York Angels

Ellen Wheeler at SXSW

Ellen Wheeler


Greycroft Partners

Ellie Wheeler is a Partner at Greycroft Partners, based in the firm’s New York office.

Ellie focuses on investment opportunities across the digital ecosystem, with an emphasis over the last few...

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Reza Chowdhury at SXSW

Reza Chowdhury

CEO & Founder


Recognized as a global thought leader in the startup ecosystem, Reza Chowdhury is the CEO and Founder of AlleyWatch. He is also the Founder of New York Startup Lab, a software development firm with...

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