CHAIN Startup Success Boot Camp (IX) – Pitching: Saturday, June 4th, 2016, Innospring06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

Startup Success Boot Camp (IX) – Pitching

Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2016, 13:00 pm to 16:00 pm
Venue: Innospring, 2901 Tasman Dr #107, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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In many cases fundraising is inevitable for startups. Pitching the startup to investors might even be more difficult than running it. How to persuade investors (strangers) to write a check for entrepreneur’s raw ideas? On the other hand, if your fundraising is well-prepared, many VCs are willing to offer you money. How to select the right VC for your venture?

In the Startup Success Boot Camp Series IX(No.9), CHAIN has invited two experts in pitching. One is a young entrepreneur who has many fundraising experiences and the other is a venture capitalist who has invested more than 80 startups. The two experts are willing to share their experience on pitching from two different sides.

We’ll cover some or all of these legal topics based on the audience interest level:

  • Preparation for the pitch contest
  • Right contest and right VC
  • American and Chinese investors
  • What is important to your audience

Speaker Bio

Zhaojian Li is the co-founder of Cista , a provider of advanced imaging solutions. Before Cista, he co-founded Cognivisual, which received numerous awards including the first prize of 2012 North America Chinese Startup Contest. Zhaojian is passionate about rethinking the consumer high-quality imaging experience using advanced imaging technologies. He is the first inventor and first author of multiple patents and papers. Zhaojian earned his master degree in Color Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Sue Xu is Partner at Amino Capital (aka zPark Capital), and her focus areas of investment include data-driven healthcare IT, consumer software and hardware, drones, and enterprise services. She sits on the Board of Directors of YONO Health, and was interim CEO of CandyHouse and CFLD Innovation Center (SHENGHAI:600340). Since 2012, she has involved with more than 80 investments, such as Assemblage (acquired by Cisco – NYSE: CSCO), Orbeus (acquired by Amazon – NYSE: AMZN), Skycatch, and currently providing advisory to a number of fast growing portfolio startups, such as Skuchain, Koinify, Yttro, Mage, Sherpa and Dr. Sue Xu began her early stage entrepreneurship when she was the founding scientist of GlycoMira (also involved in undergrad and Ph.D laboratory spin-offs). She has three patents and over 20 journal publications, and previously a Postdoc fellow at Stanford University.