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Winning Investors with your Pitch and Presentation

  • 02 Apr 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag, 1000 Winter St. Suite 4000, Waltham, MA.

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Meeting Presentations: 

Arthur Fox, Chairman of Royalty Capital Management, Presentation

Hambleton (Ham) Lord, Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group, Presentation

Darshana Zaveri,  partner of Catalyst Health Ventures, Presentation

The investor presentation is crucial to any startup. It is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success. Entrepreneurs need well-conceived investor presentations and executive summaries to raise capital and grow their businesses. Our panel consists of three successful investors (venture capitalists and angels). They will provide advice on how to put an investor presentation together, tell you what works and doesn’t work in today’s investment climate, network with you, and answer your questions.


Panelists:

Arthur Fox, Chairman of Royalty Capital Management (www.royaltycapital.us), and Special Partner to Cypress Growth Capital, LLC (http://www.cypressgrowthcapital.com)


Royalty Capital’s funds were the first successful venture capital funds to employ a unique royalty-based investment methodology that Arthur conceived.  He is a nationally recognized authority on royalty based venture finance and advises Cypress Growth Capital on this.  Previously, Arthur was the co-founder and Executive VP of Octek, Inc., which was acquired by a Fortune 500 company.  He also co-founded Lexidata Corporation, which went public in 1981.  He holds an MSEE degree from MIT.


Hambleton (Ham) Lord, Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group (www.launchpadventuregroup.com),

Launchpad Venture Group is an angel group that makes early stage investments in the range of $100K-$500K.  Launchpad has over 100 members from the Boston technology community. Ham has 25 years of experience in the software industry, where he co-founded three software companies. He is currently an investor and advisor to early stage companies. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in computer science from Brown University.

 


Darshana Zaveri,  partner of Catalyst Health Ventures (www.CatalystHealthVentures.com )

CatalystHealthVentures is a VC firm that invests in early stage companies with technology solutions in health care and the life sciences.  Initial investments are usually in the $1-3M range with $5-8M invested through the life of the Company.  Darshana led Catalyst’s investments in Hepregen, Augmenix, Lantos Technologies, and nVision Medical. She previously worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Genome Therapeutics, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has an MPA degree from Harvard University.



Moderator


Alan Silver, Part Time Chief Financial Officer (www.PartimeCFO.com)

Alan has been the part-time chief financial officer for over 60 technology start-ups over the last 17+ years.  At Andover.net he was the part-time CFO from when the company had fewer than 10 employees until just 5 months before the company went public.  He has an MSM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is treasurer of the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, and has been a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum Start-Up Clinics.