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 amount of time. So why wouldnâ€™t the reverse be true?
Introducing Silicon Alleyâ€™s first Reverse Demo Day, where the investors sell themselves to entrepreneurs. Inspired by Betaworkâ€™s and AOLâ€™s New York VC Demo Day, Orrickâ€™s TOTAL ACCESS program will be holding a Reverse Demo Day. This event puts some of New Yorkâ€™s top investors on stage and gives them five minutes to deliver their elevator pitch to entrepreneurs. Participating investors include John Frankel (ff Venture Capital), Angela Lee (37 Angels), Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank Capital), Tom Loverro (RRE Ventures), Nic Poulos (Bowery Capital), Kristin Calve (Topstone Angels), Brad Svrluga (High Peaks Venture Partners), and many more. For startups, itâ€™s the perfect opportunity to get a better sense of some of the names you always see.
Remember, you can fire employees, but you canâ€™t fire investors.
Jacob Brody, Partner, MESA
Kristin Calve, Founder & CEO, Topstone Angels
John Frankel, Partner, ff Venture Capital
Weston Gaddy, Principal, Bain Capital Ventures
Taylor Greene, Principal, Lerer Ventures
Nikhil Kalghatgi, Principal, SoftBank Capital
Spencer Lazar, Principal, General Catalyst Partners
Angela Lee, Founder, 37 Angels
Tom Loverro, Principal, RRE Ventures
Nic Poulos, Principal, Bowery Capital
Brad Svrluga, Partner, High Peaks Venture Partners
Kathleen Utecht, Entrepreneur in Residence, Comcast Ventures
Ellie Wheeler, Principal, Greycroft Partners
Jesse Middleton, Co-Founder, WeWork Labs
Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse
David Concannon, Partner, Orrick
5:00 pm â€“ 6:00 pm: Reception & Networking
6:00 pm â€“ 7:15 pm: Investor Demos
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Location: Orrickâ€™s New York Office (23rd Floor)
RSVP Here by Monday, October 21, 2013.