How to Raise Venture Capital Panel in Washington, DC

July 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
On September 12, 2006, leading Venture Capital investors are set to speak at the FundingPost ( “Early-Stage Investing Breakfast” event in Washington, DC, sponsored by Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP. Many entrepreneurs wonder what it takes to secure venture capital financing. At the breakfast event, two panels of Venture Capital Investors will answer these questions by discussing what they are looking for in new investments right now. The FundingPost Event Calendar and registration information are online at:

FundingPost has completed many sold-out venture events in Washington, DC, over the past four years and it is proud to be returning to the Washington, DC, market with this Venture Capital event. At the morning session there will be a panel discussion where the venture capitalist panelists will address valuation trends, term sheets, and hot industry sectors. In addition, two companies will have the opportunity to give a twenty-minute pitch to the panelists. For more information about pitching, contact FundingPost at (800) 461-5509 or visit the FundingPost website at

The speakers on the “Early-Stage Investing Breakfast” panels include:

- Robert Rosenbaum, General Partner, Nobska Ventures
- Paulina Rychenkova, Vice President, Carlyle Venture Partners
- John Burke, General Partner, True Ventures
- Ed Spiva, General Partner, Anthem Capital Management
- Jagtar Narula, Vice President, Core Capital Partners
- Jose Ferreira, Partner, Draper Atlantic
- Patrick A. Cairns, Vice President, Grotech Capital Group
- Michael R. Steed, Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group
- Moderator: Hale Boggs, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

“We are delighted to be back in Washington, DC. Our series has been successful because both the entrepreneurs and the investors see the value of the exchange,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “Entrepreneurs are finding the investors’ tips and responses helpful for improving and refining their pitches, and our investor panels are excited to see the new dealflow in these early companies.”

For more information about the Washington, DC, “Early-Stage Investing Breakfast” event and other FundingPost events, contact FundingPost at (800) 461-5509 or visit the FundingPost website at

FundingPost is an entrepreneur and investor network reaching more than 80,000 executives and 6,000 Venture Capital and Angel Investors across the nation each month.

For over five years, FundingPost has worked with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs. FundingPost has hosted over 5,000 CEOs and 600 Venture Funds at events in 15 cities nationwide, as well as provided a quarterly Dealflow magazine and a deal-exchange Website that has, on average, seen an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception. FundingPost’s mission is to reach investors and entrepreneurs in every medium possible, both online and offline, and it is experiencing strong growth as the venture capital markets continue to improve worldwide. For more information:

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