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Face to Face with Investors

Great chance to meet with Investors!

Make sure you don't miss the chance to get valuable face time with VCs, TCA and OC investors.

Join them Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at The Cove, 5141 California Avenue, 2nd floor, Irvine.

Get valuable facetime and roundtable discussions with over 40 investors from Tech Coast Angels, K5 Ventures, ACE Fund, Cove Fund, Pasadena Angels and Koa Accel.

In this event the focus will be on 'Valuation'. These are the questions most founders need to consider during fundraising:

  • What valuation should I aim for?

  • How to boost valuation?

  • How to price incentive stock options?

  • How valuations change as the company progresses and de-risks?


5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking

5:30 - 5:40 - TCA 400+ Accredited Investors strong

  • Grant Van Cleve, TCA Chairman

5:40 - 5:50 - 409A - Valuation of stock options?

  • Nausheer Allibhoy, KPMG LLP

5:50 - 6:20 - How to determine the valuation of your company?
What determine the value? What metric and milestones are important?

  • Hicham Semaan - President of OC TCA

  • Howard Mirowitz - Cove Fund II Managing Director

  • David Friedman - TCA OC Vice President

  • Tony Wang - Partner at O'Melveny @ Meyers LLP

  • Chad Newell - CEO

  • Hans Imhof - Cove Fund I and TCA member

6:20 - 7:00 - How much is your company worth? Ask the investors!

  • Hosted by Scott Fox - OC Startup Council

  • 5 preselected startups present their ventures and accomplishments to the panel for feedback on valuaton

  • To Apply: Wondering what valuation to place on your startup? Apply here now for an opportunity to present your company’s metrics to the panel and over 30 professional investors. You give us the key performance indicators for your venture, and they’ll offer their opinions on how to value it for your next investment round. This is a unique opportunity to get valuable, actionable advice about the valuation of your venture and prescreen . And, it will be fun "Price is Right" style!

Dinner and Networking

7:35 - 8:30 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions

  • Emerald Cove - Consumer Product, eCommerce, AI

    • Tony Sarris, David Friedman, Grant Van Cleve, JJ Richa

  • Inspiration Cove - IoT, Healthcare, Biotech

    • Pete DeAngelis, Quan Nguyen, Howard Mirowitz

  • Paradise Cove - Women Founders and Entrepreneurs Special Session

    • Ora Villalobos, Xandra Laskowski, Lisa Walker, Yvonne Lemus

  • The Wedge - General Discussion - Are you ready for fundraising?

    • Hicham Semaan, Scott Fox

  • The Beach - How to boost the valuation?

    • Ray Chan

Please register here to attend.

Thanks to Tech Coast Angels for offering this local startup event, the details, and the graphic!