If you plan to attend Bull City Venture Partners’ 2015 venture capital preview on Wednesday, you had best plan to be there early. More than 300 people are registered to attend the Entrepreneur’s Series event.
Bull City Venture Partners is bringing together panels of investors to talk about what’s head for venture capital and angel financing in 2015 in what is already the most popular of the Entrepreneur’s series/
Organizers Jason Caplain and David Jones are looking for ways to fit in more people at the Brier Creek Country Club after the normal capacity of some 150 was reached shortly after the event was announced.
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So why is the event so popular?
The Triangle’s hot startup scene, entrepreneurs seeking funding, the success of others getting backers – and the lineup of speakers.
“Technology startups like WedPics, Automated Insights, Windsor Circle and Validic have attracted venture capital firms that have now invested here for the first time ever,” Caplain explained to WTW last week.
“Now those venture capitalists come here regularly for board meetings and they are open to adding to their portfolio here.
“Attendance is higher than normal because this is the only event that focuses on showcasing all these new investors.”
Caplain also says that startups participating in the events have made connections that have paid off.
“From our events, we know that ShoeBoxed and InMotionNow have both secured financing,” he pointed out.
Out-of-region investors who have recently made deals in N.C. and are looking for more are a highlight of the event.
Two panels have a bit of a different focus.
A group of angel investors will discuss what’s in their forecast for early-stage deals.
That group will be followed by representatives of institutional-stage firms.
“The angel panel includes some of the most active investors in the region. The venture capital panel was designed to feature out of region VCs that have invested in North Carolina companies for the first time within the last six months,” said Jones and Caplain.
“We thought it would be good to showcase the new blood since they are now on the lookout for other investments in NC. This is a good chance to hear from them all at once.”
- David Drahms, Partner, Osage Partners
- Jonathan Drillings, Senior Associate, Comcast Ventures
- David Gardner, Angel Investor
- Chris Heivly, The Startup Factory
- Tom Lotrecchiano, Angel Investor
- Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder & Partner, Greycroft Partners
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8:00-8:45am – Registration & Networking
8:45-9:35am – Angel Panel
9:35am-9:50am – Coffee Break
9:50-9:40am – VC Panel
9:40am-10:30am – Wrapup & Networking
Entrepreneurs’ Series is hosted by Bull City Venture Partners with support from Business Innovation & Growth Council, Southeast Venture Conference and WRAL Tech Wire.