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ConZoom is a virtual event that is part networking (you’ll meet at least a half dozen high calibre startup players) and part purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas).

Past Events

Creative Financing Craze

These days, access to capital is like a wellspring in the desert (or a Fata Morgana). That’s why we invited Derek J. Manuge, CEO of revenue-based funding startup Corl, and George Souri, Co-Founder and CEO of LQD Finance, to share how creative financing options have transformed how ventures can get access to growth capital. Even when traditional financing is off the table.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

The Hardware Affair

Hardware is hard. But the pain might be worth it. If you can spot a winning startup early. So we brought in the experts to lift the hood for us. Meet Matthew Taylor, Managing Partner at MTT Ventures, and Mike Lightman, from NYSERDA’s clean tech initiative, who will share how the nuts and bolts of how investing in early stage hardware startups works.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Trans-Atlantic Alliance

No man is an island. Neither is the venture game. Especially if you have trans-atlantic ambitions in spite of a global pandemic.

To cross the pond without getting on a plane in a hazmat suit, at this week’s ConZoom session you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players from the USA and Europe, exchange insights on each other’s funding landscape and discover opportunities to collaborate.

This ConZoom event is part of our weekly virtual series for VCs and entrepreneurs to share a drink, explore ideas, and get connected to new people and opportunities.

Alt Data Dance Party

Alternative data is the future. It takes your traditional data and uses new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to read into it, creating a wide new spectrum of possibilities. It’s inarguably much more powerful than everything else in data we’ve ever seen before, and we’re practically just getting started. 

This ConZoom event is part of our weekly virtual series for VCs and entrepreneurs to have a drink, share ideas, and get connected to new people and opportunities. (No pants required)

Overseas Funding Overture

“A lot of the funds we got introduced to in the U.S., they quickly closed the conversation when they realized we weren’t U.S.-based,” says Ollie Walsh, CEO of a European B2B company. 

Executives from overseas companies say that raising money abroad is harder than one might think. The distance between investor and investee is a major deciding factor from an investor’s perspective, and this is more so amplified by the current pandemic situation.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

AI Startup Screening Soiree

Artificial intelligence is no longer a thing of the future. It is becoming a necessity in many industries as a driving force for growth. In the VC world, a number of investors are already using AI to determine whether or not a potential investment is worth exploring. 

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Sports Tech Shindig

Will fans still attend sporting events? Probably not anytime in the near future, which is why tech companies are rethinking their products to suit the needs of aficionados who cannot be physically present at competitions. 

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Creative VC Structures

The trouble with being a first-time VC is that you may have the resources, but you may not know what to do with them just yet. And half the time, you’re trying to figure out what the pros are doing while being in the dark yourself. This is what happens when you don’t have the right fund structure.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Term Sheet Terror

Misunderstandings with term sheets seem to be a common occurrence among VCs and startup founders. And when that happens, one party typically backs out of a deal resulting in a missed opportunity, and sometimes even bad blood.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Diversified Fund Fiesta

Diversity is a hot topic these days. Especially within the VC community. The long-standing struggles of minority entrepreneurs persist, even as the call for heterogeneity and inclusivity everywhere has grown louder in light of current events.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Part-Time VC

It may come as a surprise that some VCs keep their day jobs, while diving head first into investing. A regular paycheck provides a hedge against the high-risk nature of investing. But the more strategic advantage of part-time VCs over their full-time counterparts is a wider reach. An active network of connections in their professional life, gives part time VCs a source of first hand deal flow and front line industry insights, adding much needed fidelity to any VC’s investment decision.   

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Corporate Venture Capital

Venture capital and corporate venture capital operate very similarly, except that CVCs have only one LP and strive to create value in a manner that fits with their corporate strategy. Thus, it begs the question: Does this actually make a difference for startups? 

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Venture Studios Vignette

Often deemed synonymous with incubators and accelerators, venture studios help early stage startup companies develop their ideas into worthwhile investments. This kind of support goes beyond monetary funding and into other foundational business elements in getting to a launch. 

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Family Office Fun

Many VCs hope to onboard a family office or two as LPs in their funds. But what goes on behind the scenes when a family office chooses an investment is rarely visible to the hopeful VC. Our latest ConZoom session gave us a peek at the inner workings of family offices, thanks to veterans Peter Braxton, Director at Envoi LLC, and Andrew Bluestein, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bluestein Ventures.  

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

SPAC Attack

Special purpose acquisition companies, or simply SPACs, have been around since the 1990s, but didn’t gain traction until 2010, when going public via this route became a fast track to listing success. 

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Hands On VCs

No question, many VCs like to get involved in the everyday business of their portfolio companies. But is there such a thing as being “too involved”?

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Showbiz VCs

What’s the IRR of a movie? How do TV shows get financed? Should you get into showbiz venture capital? That’s what we will learn at this week’s “ShowBiz VC” ConZoom. Andy Salmen, co-founder and producer at SOLCO Entertainment, Roger Welp, alternative investments director at RCM Asset Management and Mark Video, producer and entertainment lawyer at Clown Dog Entertainment, lift the curtain on who makes what and how in the movie, TV and broadway show production game.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Standing Out in the VC Bloom

The days of easy LP pickings are over (if they ever existed). Now VCs need to stand out in the crowd. And it turns out that tech-focused banks hire non-bankers with wide networks of potential LPs and portfolio companies to help VCs differentiate themselves in the fundraising game.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Virtual Capital Allocation

With travel restrictions still in place, some investors have adapted to the “new normal” and embraced remote fundraising.

But does it kill the GPs ability to stand out in the crowd? How do negotiations pan out when trust is built remotely?

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Insurance CVC Insights

The insurance business is notoriously slow, but there is a massive opportunity to create new products and leverage emergent technologies. So how do we leverage synergies between corporate VCs and the startups that want to eat their lunch?

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

Virtual Capital Allocation

Participate in 3 fantastic breakout sessions – that’s a solid hour of insightful discussions on the hottest VC topics of the day.

Whether you’re a ConZoom habitué or new to our weekly meets, you’ll come away energized with rich insights and new VC connections. Don’t hesitate to bring a mate along!

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

How VCs Can Multiply Themselves

Imagine if you could have a top-grade analyst that’s always on call. What kind of effect would that have on your fund’s alpha generation?

TresVista Financial Services has deployed top-tier talent at large and mid-size funds, allowing GPs to focus on growing their portfolio companies and other high-value tasks. Join our next ConZoom, featuring TresVista Co-Founder and Managing Director Abilash Jaikumar, and find out how VCs can catapult their output beyond their own two hands.

This fireside chat session is part of our weekly virtual events series ConZoom. Networking (you’ll meet at least a dozen high caliber startup players) meets purposeful (you’ll ConZoom new ideas)…without having to put on pants.

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