VEF is presenting a panel discussion on the outlook for venture capital financing in 2010.
After several quarters of reduced investing the VC market in BC has some good news with new funds being introduced and new partners announced for the BC Renaissance Fund.So, is the economic crisis still affecting the technology sector and venture capital financing or are recent exits in the US a sign that the market is turning around?But against this backdrop, everyone knows that great companies and great returns emerge from troubled financial times. Is the venture capital market poised to rebound?Are angels and VCs going to be more active? What can companies do to increase their chance of raising money? What creative financing strategies are emerging on both sides of the border?
VCs from Canada and USA will get to the bottom these questions and more. The evening is moderated by Andrew Lugsdin of BDC Venture Capital. Panellists include Tawfiq Arafat of JLA Partners / Blackberry Partners Fund, Ping Li of Accel Partners, Sandy Scott of Tandem Expansion Fund and Mike Walkinshaw of Chrysalix Venture Capital.
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year - usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The evening involves a feature presenter covers a topic especially relevant to technology entrepreneurs such as financing and CEO war stories. Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other.
Pre-registration tickets are $45.00 each, door registration tickets are $50.00, memberships at $200 for a one year period includes admission to our eight events per year.