Founders’ Series: The Funding Pitfalls and Windfalls for 2017
Office Hours with Tim Chang, Partner, Mayfield Fund
Moderated by Tomio Geron, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm: Networking reception with light food, wine, beer, & beverages
7:00 pm: Moderated discussion with Q&A
The funding landscape is changing, so are trending technologies. Are we over the Series A “crunch”? Should you attract strategic investors earlier? How to appeal to the new global investors? Famed investor Tim Chang, managing director of the Mayfield fund, will share his insights to guide us through the pitfalls and windfalls of raising funds in 2017. Which technologies are trending now? Is AI still hot? Is AR/VR falling out of fashion?
About Tomio Geron
Tomio is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal in San Francisco covering startups, venture capital and technology. Previously he was a staff reporter at Forbes magazine where he covered technology and venture capital, including the on-demand economy. He also edited the Midas List of top technology investors.
Tomio was also a reporter at Dow Jones/WSJ.com where he received a Clabby Award for his coverage of funds created for pre-IPO shares of Facebook and Twitter. He also wrote about the fallout of Lehman Brothers in the tech industry, auctions for tech companies, and the rise of seed investors and incubators.
He has written for newspapers on topics including crime, health, immigration and cities. Tomio also worked at startup Exitround.
About the VLAB Founders Series
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