Ribeirão Preto Startup Founder 101
The market for venture capital funding has dramatically shifted as a result of COVID-19. The valuations for both public and private companies have been impacted, and as a result, so have the needs of investors. Many venture firms are raising their standards, so anyone trying to raise a Series-A has to adjust (or risk not closing investment).
On this live and interactive event you can learn how one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists is viewing the market, and ask questions about how companies can raise funding over the next few months. Our guest speaker for this event is Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners. Javelin’s portfolio includes companies like Thumbtack, Niantic, Masterclass, Clutter, and more.
About the Speaker: Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin Ventures
One of the true pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his career developing, advising and investing in early stage technology ventures, including founding four companies. He is currently on the boards of ExecThread, Fair, Famous, HighArc, KidPass, Linqia, SmartAsset and Thumbtack, and is a board observer for MasterClass.
Prior to forming Javelin Venture Partners, Jed was a Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures in New York. Prior to DFJ Gotham, Jed was the COO of Yamcon, the developer of the highly acclaimed “SkyScout”, one of the best selling astronomy products of all time. Prior to Yamcon, Jed was the Founder and COO of Rent Net, the Internet’s first rental and relocation guide, which launched disruptive technology solutions that revolutionized the way real estate related advertising was done. Jed later used Rent Net as the foundation for the formation of Move.com, one of the Internet’s largest real estate sites. Move.com was ultimately acquired by Homestore.
Ribeirão Preto, – Brazil
Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 PM