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Audience-Led Session: Profitability Vs Growth?

Oct 7th, 2021 @5:30 pm
Join this virtual roundtable, led by attendees, to discuss strategies and processes.

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What VCs Are Looking For, And How To Stand Out

Oct 6th, 2021 @10:00 am
How to get into the VCs state of mind. This session will share psychological drivers that predict many VCs mindsets and decision-making processes. It’s all about mastering the skill of communication and showcasing why a VC can’t miss out on investing in your product. Learn how to use VC psychology to your advantage!

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Speakers

Rashmi Gopinath

Rashmi Gopinath is a Partner at B Capital Group, where she focuses on growth-stage investments in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. She was previously a Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she led investments globally in the enterprise space. Prior to M12, Ms. Gopinath was an Investment Director with Intel Capital.

Mary D’Onofrio

Mary is a vice president based in Silicon Valley and joined Bessemer to start the firm’s growth investment practice. She primarily focuses on growth investments in cloud software, with recent investments including LaunchDarkly, Hyperscience, HashiCorp, and BigID. She is a board member or observer for Hyperscience, BigID, Reputation, GetInsured, Tile, and Retail Solutions, and is also involved with Bessemer portfolio companies Guild Education, Zapier, and nCino. Mary actively tracks both private and public cloud software and is one of the key architects behind the BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index (^EMCLOUD), which serves as a benchmark for public cloud companies. She also developed Bessemer’s Cash Conversion Score and is an author of the 10 Laws of Cloud. Previously, Mary worked in Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University.

Waseem Daher

CEO & Co-Founder Pilot
Waseem Daher is CEO and co-founder of Pilot, which specializes in bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for high-growth technology startups. He is a three-time entrepreneur with two successful exits: his first company, Ksplice, was acquired by Oracle in 2011 and his second, Zulip, was acquired by Dropbox in 2014. He has a degree in computer science from MIT.

Ben Hodson

Co-Founder & CEO JobNimbus
Ben Hodson is an entrepreneur, writer, musician, filmmaker, comic book artist, and software developer. After spending time as a touring musician and finishing degrees in business and software systems from the University of Washington, he started his first company in 2000. That business, Venafi, was sold for $1.2 billion in 2020 to Thoma Bravo. After leaving the day-to-day operations of Venafi, Ben proceeded to start nine companies with the most recent being JobNimbus, a software and growth solution for roofing and home exterior contractors. In January 2021, JobNimbus received its first investment of $53 million from Mainsail Partners. In addition to his business ventures, Ben has pursued a variety of creative projects. He has written comic books, such as the Jack Burton Adventures, Shutter, 8-Bit, and Blood and Glory. His short films, Shadow of the Mountain and Marooned, have won recognition at various international film festivals, and he recently published his first novel, Tales of the Macabre West. Today, Ben continues to play and record music with his band, Railyard, in addition to leading the rapid growth of JobNimbus.

What VCs Are Looking For, And How To Stand Out

How to get into the VCs state of mind. This session will share psychological drivers that predict many VCs mindsets and decision-making processes. It’s all about mastering the skill of communication and showcasing why a VC can’t miss out on investing in your product. Learn how to use VC psychology to your advantage!

  • Knowing the difference between how VC firms work Vs how VCs think
  • Understanding VC math
  • A look inside the VC decision making process

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