The Revolution in Venture Funding Ebook
For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. This informative ebook outlines innovative ways to find funding, including crowd funding, private investment, Internet-based campaigns, and traditional venture capital. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, monetized, and begin to grow, and we'll show you how to participate.
This ebook is custom-built for business innovators seeking funding outside of traditional sources and tech entrepreneurs looking to turn a product into a business.
Jim Estill, Partner CanRock Ventures
Jim Estill is a technology entrepreneur. He started his technology distribution business from the trunk of his car while in his final year of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He grew that business to $350 million in sales before selling it to SYNNEX. Over the next 5 years, as CEO of SYNNEX Canada he grew sales from $800 million to $2 billion. He has been an investor, advisor and board member to many technology businesses including RIM where he was a founding board member and served for 13 years. He lives in New York and is a partner in CanRock Ventures, an early stage venture fund.
Tim Berry, President and Founder of Palo Alto Software
Tim Berry is president and founder of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and a co-founder of Borland International. He taught starting a business at the University of Oregon from 1998 through 2009. He is author of books and software including Business Plan Pro, published by Palo Alto Software, and The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. He has a Stanford MBA degree and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame. His main blog in Planning Startups Stories; he also does Up and Running at Entrepreneur.com, and appears on several other blogs.
Mike Edelhart, moderator
Mike Edelhart, the President of Tomorrow Project, LLC, the company that produces Pivot Conference and Social Week, is an experienced media and Internet start-up executive. Most recently, Mike was Managing Director and founder of First30 Services, a launch accelerator for early stage companies. Previously, Mike has held CEO and executive management positions at a range of media organizations, including LiveDeal, Inc, DeepDyve, and Olive Software, as well as Inman News, Zinio Systems, and Third Age Media. As vice-president at SoftBank, Mike directed content for the Seybold, Interop and Comdex conferences and launched new businesses in online education, conferences and consulting. Prior to SoftBank, Mike spent thirteen years at Ziff Davis in a variety of executive and editorial positions. He has also worked as an Internet strategies consultant to Bloomberg, Reuters, AARP and other major media and Internet companies. Mike is on the Board of Directors of Good Health Media; He is an Advisor to Aggregate Knowledge, SmaSh Technology and Matter Networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado.
Antone Johnson has more than fifteen years experience as a business lawyer representing technology and media companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Growing up inMenlo Park and Palo Alto, California, he came to respect the unique culture of innovation that characterizes Silicon Valley, the world’s leading center of technology entrepreneurship. Supplementing this background with years of experience in Wall Street dealmaking and the creative environment of Hollywood, Antone has developed a unique perspective on strategic matters that lie at the intersection of business, law, public policy, technology and media.