Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2011-05-12
With the investment and startup landscape quickly changing, we're excited to announce that our next Founder Showcase, scheduled for June 15th in San Francisco, will feature Keynote Speeches from two of today's most influential voices on venture capital: Mark Suster and Naval Ravikant.
Mark Suster is a General Partner at GRP Ventures, founded and sold two large companies, and writes a very informative blog on the investor/ entrepreneur dynamic called Both Sides of the Table. In addition, he hosts the great weekly webcast This Week in Venture Capital, and is a very highly rated investor on TheFunded (check out his profile here).
Naval Ravikant is a Co-Founder of AngelList - an angel investment platform that our last Keynote Speaker, George Zachary, called "the next NASDAQ." Naval also Co-Founded VentureHacks, Epinions.com, and Vast.com, and has invested in companies such as Twitter, FourSquare, Plancast, Heyzap, and Disqus.
The 7th Founder Showcase will be our largest event to date – with over 400 in attendance. In addition to food, drinks, and our great speakers, ten startups chosen by members of TheFunded.com will compete in an entertaining pitch competition. There are 60 companies vying for the 10 pitching slots right now - so head over to the Showcase Section of TheFunded and vote for who you think deserves to get on stage. Voting ends this Sunday, May 15th.
We hope to see you at the event. The last four Showcases have sold out, so register today at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets. Use the discount code 'friends_of_funded' to get 15% off.
We're also giving away a free Demo Table ($375 value) to somebody who helps us spread the word. Simply tweet or FB a message with the hashtag #FounderShowcase and the URL http://bit.ly/9OlVo8, and, on Friday, June 10th, we will randomly select one winner, announcing the person on our @founding Twitter account.PRIVATE: Members Only