Manatt is pleased to host "The NEW “Business” of Investing – If the Venture Model is Broken, Who’s Funding All These Startups?" Dealmaker Media Strategy Series & Mixer on December 9, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Los Angeles office.
Early stage investing is booming and we are finally seeing the kind of exits that show signs of a potential IPO market in our future. What is the new business of investing – startups are getting funded at rapid speeds, if venture is broken, who’s doing the investing? What role do angel fund and incubators like Ycombinator and Techstars play in nurturing entrepreneurs to build better, bigger companies?
Panel Discussion Points:
- What is the new model for investing?
- Who are the new “super angels” and how are they changing the landscape for investors and startups?
- Does anyone care about building a big company or do they still want to flip for 20x returns?
- How will the competition between Apple and Google fuel innovation and how can entrepreneurs take advantage of it?
Paige Craig, Founder and CEO - BetterWorks
William Quigley, Managing Director - Clearstone Venture Partners
Dana Settle, Partner - Greycroft Partners
Yves Sisteron, Managing Partner and Co-Founder - GRP Partners
Vince Thompson, Middleshift and author of the business bestseller, Ignited