Friday, September 02, 2011

Reverse Demo Day (Thursday, September 29)


By now the rituals of Demo Day are familiar. The opportunities are great both for startups to tell their story, and for investors to see a lot of deals in a very short time. So why wouldn't the reverse be true?

Introducing the Valley's first Reverse Demo Day, where the investors sell themselves to entrepreneurs. Inspired by Betaworks' and AOL's New York VC Demo Day, I'm working with Orrick’s TOTAL ACCESS program to hold a Reverse Demo Day.

This event puts angel investors on stage and gives them two minutes to deliver their elevator pitch to entrepreneurs.

For startups, it's the perfect opportunity to get a better sense of some of the names you always see on AngelList. Remember, you can fire employees, but you can't fire your investors.

If you're an angel investor and want to be one of the speaker, please see below for details.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office (1100 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA)

To apply

Please email Joyce Chuang at jchuang@orrick.com with your answers to the following questions:

1. I am an active and accredited investor: Yes or No

2. List at least two angel or venture capital investments you’ve made in the past

3. Where are you located?

4. Do you invest your own money, or a fund’s?

5. Link to your biography, Twitter handle, LinkedIn page, and AngelList profile that we can use if chosen

If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact Chad Lynch at clynch@orrick.com.

UPDATE: The event is free for both investors and entrepreneurs. I'll be posting a link that let's entrepreneurs sign up for the event once it's available.

UPDATE: To register as an entrepreneur, click here.

6 comments:

acgourley said...

Do entrepreneurs need an invite or to RSVP?

Chris said...

I'll post the event for entrepreneurs separately once they have the signup page set up. Like all the Orrick events, it will be free.

Jonathan Nelson said...

Absolutely love this event, Chris. If you guys need help promoting it, or doing a series of events like this, let us know... jonathan@hackersandfounders.com

I'm sure we could pack the room.

jgrotting said...

Is there a way to participate remotely? I am in Germany, but would like to partake as an entrepreneur.

Chris said...

jgrotting,

These events are always recorded, and often live streamed. You should be able to watch.

Eric Strait said...

This is absolutely awesome! I do not need venture money but I love it for the great startups that are seeking funding. It also makes it feel more like a team effort now than before. Not to mention that it now gives all VC a chance to pitch why they are the one's to go with.