There was a great crowd of smart local entrepreneurs and investors at the OC VC & Angel Panel Thursday night.
Organized by FundingPost.com and hosted at the new WeWork Boardwalk location, a standing-room-only audience enjoyed networking, a panel discussion on startup investing topics, and a startup quick pitch competition, too.
The hot topics for discussion by the panel revolved around early stage technology venture investing. They included:
- How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get a check
- Hot investment sectors and trends
- Most important factors when investors consider a new investment
- The best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get investor attention
- And, of course, the best ways to reach these and other investors
Congratulations to MyShoperoo!
MyShoperoo won 1st Place in the pitching competition thanks to Krishna Vanka and Shaz S delivering the highest-voted investment pitch. Based in Aliso Viejo, My Shoperoo helps companies give back more time to their employees’ daily live by offering a concierge shopping service that delivers employees' purchases right to the office.
Local Investors Panel & Judges
Moderated by Joe Daniels of the McCarter & English law firm, the panel of investors fielding questions included David Friedman of the Tech Coast Angels, Dean Kline from Penn Venture Partners, Bob Genthert of the EvoNexus startup incubator, Delilah Panio of the Toronto Stock Exchange, OC Startup Council CEO Scott Fox, Kevin Park of SimplePitch Ventures, and Doug Pennington of Archangels Investors.
It was great to see so many of our local startup organizations cross-promoting this event. A lot of useful information was shared and new relationships initiated, too.
Thanks to Stephen Silver and Joe Rubin of FundingPost.com for organizing and hosting, and Joe Daniels for moderating the lively discussions.