VC Breakfast Club

VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Josh Goldman of Norwest Venture Partners

Sheppard Mullin Palo Alto
March 14, 2013

The VC Breakfast Club - at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
provides a terrific opportunity for up to 10 entrepreneurs to meet with a VC or Angel Group in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable feedback on their startup idea. Participating entrepreneurs deliver an elevator pitch, and the guest VC provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.

Entrepreneurs will be given 5-10 minutes to discuss their business with the VC. Depending on the number of attendees for each event there may be more or less time to speak.

To get the most out of these breakfast meetings, attendees should be prepared to provide a clear, concise elevator pitch about their business, and be able to answer questions from the VC.

This event is co-sponsored by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP along with SVForum.

Josh Goldman brings to Norwest Venture Partners more than 20 years of operational experience having been a repeat entrepreneur, CEO, board member and investor in several high-growth technology companies. As CEO or board member, Josh has generated more than $2.6 billion in M&A exit values and has participated in two highly successful IPOs. Josh has spent his career seeking to combine his passion for breakthrough technology with an ability to create innovative and sustainable business models for high-growth companies. At NVP, Josh focuses on investments in consumer-facing Internet products and services including search, e-commerce, social networking and digital media. His current investments and board seats include ModCloth, Quirky, Lumosity, Gilt Groupe, Sojern, WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot) and STELLAService. He also holds board observer or advisory roles with Retrevo, Apigee, Sabre Holdings, and JiWire.

Josh’s first executive leadership role was as president and CEO of mySimon, Inc., a pioneer in online comparison shopping services. Josh oversaw all aspects of the company's growth into one of the largest and best-known consumer e-commerce companies in the late 1990's, culminating in its acquisition by CNet Networks in early 2000 for $703 million. After the acquisition, Josh was named president of CNet's Consumer Division, reporting to the company's CEO.

This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile. Seating is limited to 10 entrepreneurs!

NOTE - You must be pre-registered for this event to attend (and have a confirmation number). We do not allow walk-ins to this event. Thank you.

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