WEBINAR with Alessandro Piol, Cofounder, Vedanta Capital
Raising money for your startup: Financial resources available in New York
March 5, 2014 - 12PM EST (6PM - Swiss time)
New York is not only Wall Street. The city host among the most dynamic network of Angel investors and venture capitalists in the world. Your start-up can benefit from it.
Join our webinar with Alessandro Piol, co-founder of Vedanta Capital and co-author of “Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community”. Alessandro will share unique insights into the financial resources available for early-stage entrepreneurs in New York and help you decode:
- The rules and tactics of fundraising for international start-ups in New York.
- The different types of investor groups in the city: angels networks, VC firms, Corporate funds.
- The networking opportunities for foreign start-ups looking to raise money in New York.
About the speaker:
Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His current interests are in software that leverages new data sets, around which he has launched a new venture capital organization, AlphaPrime Ventures. Alessandro is also a Partner and co-founder of Vedanta Capital. Previously he was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business, as well as AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments. Alessandro is President of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; he serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University; and he is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies. In addition, Alessandro has co-authored, with Maria Teresa Cometto, Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community, about New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
About the CTI Marker Entry Camp:
The CTI Start-up US Market Entry CAMP is a three-month acceleration program for Swiss startup companies looking to enter the US market. The program is open to all Swiss startups in the CTI Start-up coaching program (pre- or post-label).This initiative is made possible by CTI, and the travel and housing stipend is funded by CTI and the Gebert-Rüf Stiftung.
The program is run by swissnex San Francisco and swissnex Boston, with office space available in the Bay area, the Boston area and New York City. We are looking forward to assisting the most promising Swiss technology startups in coming to the United States by providing them with a tailored program to help them establish a foothold in the US market.
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