Exposure to top
Corporate Venture Capitalist (CVCs),
Venture Capitalists (VCs),
and Angel Investors
WHO WE ARE?
Pitch Global: Silicon Valley’s Leading Funding & Mentoring platform for entrepreneurs where thousands of entrepreneurs have gone to eventually raise billions, we are also a satellite of State of California’s Funding and Mentoring Agencies (read one of our recent funding & Mentoring success stories on one of their Agency sites:
We are conducting outreach on behalf of California Gov’s Office of Economic Development to CVC’s and other investors in Silicon Valley and those from around the world who are interested in investing in Silicon Valley through Events, Conferences & Summits (See Cali Gov’s logo on our Conference & Summit landing page https://pitchglobal.com/cvc) so that local entrepreneurs can access them to create Innovation, Jobs and Economic Impact. Our State of CA sponsored Entrepreneurs-in-Residences (EIR’s) are paid super-Mentors at SJSU as well and UC Berkeley Global is the sponsor of our monthly investor event series for the last 4 years. You can view all our events at www.pitchglobal.eventbrite.com.
You will not only meet leading Angel and VC funds at our events, but we are also a very rare platform where you can meet Corporate Venture Capital (CVC’s) as well (scroll below to see a partial list of funds which attends our events). Most CVC’s we have hosted in the recent past like TDK, Xerox, IBM, Lam Research, Micron, Goodyear etc. have all said they invest in early/all stages, so Pitch Global is fast becoming the leading platform for entrepreneurs to present to CVC’s/VC’s/angels and also for Innovation and Leadership training required for attracting CVC’s for funding and partnerships. We are also creating the following membership site (pitchglobalcvc.mn.co ) for CVC’s and those (entrepreneurs/other investors) who want to meet CVC’s.
You can see the quality of CVC Thought Leadership and Investors if you watch the footage from a recent Pitch Global event called “CVC Due Diligence& Pitch with TDK, Micron, Caltech, Hypertherm, Arca “ youtu.be/o1CUXkYBM5o
Recent Funding Success
Through our paid mentorship (funded by NorCal SBDC) three companies, that our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) have mentored, raised collectively more than $70 million in less than 1 year.
Our Investor Network
We have a long list of established investor relationships, that attend our Pitch Global events. Here we only display a representative list,
but when you press “see more” you will get the full list of our network
- Keiretsu Forum
- Wharton Angels
- Stanford Angels
- Harvard Angels
- Band of Angels
- TIE Angels
- Caltech Angels
- MIT Angels
- General Atlantic Partners
- Chicago/Booth Angels
- Berkeley Angels
- Nex3/Sway Ventures
- Shell Ventures
- United Health Ventures
- Singularity Ventures
- Emergent Capital
- Novartis Ventures
- Fusion Fund
- Elevate Capital
- Bosch Innovation
- Plug & Play
- Sand Hill Angels
- Lifesciences Angels
- Health Tech Angels
- US Angels
- BOSS Capital Partners
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Yamaha Ventures
- Tech coast Angels
- Samsung Catalyst Fund
- Draper Nexus
- United Health VC
- J&J VC
- Emerging Ventures
- National Grid
- Expert Dojo
- Clearstone Partners
- Mahindra VC
- Maersk Ventures
- Pipeline Capital
- Nokia Ventures
- Intel Capital
- Blumberg Capital
- Goldman Sachs Growth
- Vespucci Partners
- NGP Capital
- Samsung Ventures
- NGK Ventures
- Pepsi Ventures
- Photon Fund
- Lam Research
- SK Telecom/Group
- Juniper Network
Some impressions of our events
Silicon Valley Innovation Demo Day
Our event, sponsored by NorCal SBDC, is an unique opportunity for all local entrepreneurs and investors to witness world class innovation without leaving the comfort of their home. As added bonus, there will be sessions/presentations hosted by out EIRs. both of whom have extensive experience in various facets of innovation – creating the Mindset to get Capital.
Our Team (Quick Overview)
Co-Founder of PITCH GLOBAL Innovation, Former US CEO of $1billion fund of funds, Former Board Member of MassChallenge (largest US accelerator), Serial entrepreneur with multiple exits
EIR & LA Chapter Chair. Serial Entrepreneur/Operator (several exits) with extensive experience including being former US CEO of Fund of Funds based in Sandhill Road and former CEO of celebrity network in LA. Led PITCH GLOBAL’s effort in helping Ricoh spin off their non-core Medtech division into EIGA Health from initial funding to recruiting Management team and customer acquisition. Former Board member of Mass Challenge
EIR working with Corporate Venture Arms
EIR—CVC Advisory. Serial entrepreneur with exits. Started and grew US Govt agency for the Tech world—Tech Futures Group funded by Norcal SBDC, SBA and California Govt– in Silicon Valley. Has counseled many startups, corporates, investors etc about the Silicon Valley startup eco system as well as on specialized areas like how to secure US Govt Grants. Holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
EIR & VC-in-Residence. Co-founder Simmons Goodspeed VC, and Co-Chair of Caltech Angels
Jim Simmons is co-founder and Managing Partner at Simmons Goodspeed Ventures, Extensive experience as a Tech Executive with companies like Hewlett Packard, KLA Tencor etc. before becoming a VC with Draper Richards and then co-founded his own VC fund. Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is Co-Chairman of the Caltech Angels Network and co-founded the Caltech Alumni Entrepreneurship Group in Silicon Valley.
Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC Wisdom)
Founder PITCH GLOBAL and MINDSETCAP SUMMIT
Founder & EIR. Author and Speaker on Innovation and Entrepreneurial Education & super-connector. Was part of a team of Silicon Valley experts who co-wrote The First Mile(John Wiley) on behalf of TIE, the largest organization of entrepreneurs in the world. Wrote a book on Leadership which is being updated under the revised title, Innovate from within. Have been running leading entrepreneurial and funding events in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach (LA) for a decade.
EIR—Impact VC in Residence
Newton Paskin was involved as an early leader of Singularity University & SU Ventures as well as a long-term Business Advisor. Newton mentors CEO’s in Brazil, Mexico and other countries on strategy and Impact. He is also an EdTech Serial entrepreneur with previous exit. In addition he is also a Co-founder of Yes Labs(yeslabs.org) , am Impact Platform affiliated to Pitch Global
EIR- Tech PR. PR Tech Serial Entrepreneur with exits
Sharon Sims is the Founder of SKC PR; sold her previous firm to one of the leading Tech PR companies in USA. Startup Advisor to the Govt of Taiwan. Sharon has brought senior Editor of TechCrunch, USA Today and others to our events.
EIR- Sales. CEO Collective Knowing
Christine has over 15 years sales leadership and strategy with a wide range of companies from start-ups to publicly traded companies including AOL, Yahoo! and LiveRail (acquired by Facebook).
Specialties: Sales training, coaching and intuitive business consulting. In-depth knowledge of digital marketing, CRM, sales enablement. Experience with building sales teams, Salesforce consulting, sales training, sales enablement, sales forecasting, sales management, and strategy.
EIR—CFO in Residence
Virendra Ahlwalia has been a CFO for both startups and leading companies in Silicon Valley like Singularity University and Shutterfly for almost 25 years. He has raised almost $ 500 m in his career as a CFO. Understands all the responsibilities of being a CFO and has counselled entrepreneurs and investors at a high-level. Member of several Angel Funds like US Angels, Alumni Ventures and more. Co-founder of Yes
Labs(yeslabs.org) , an Impact Platform affiliated to Pitch Global.
Laszlo Horvarth: Managing Partner of Vespucci Partners—leading Central European Fund. Co-owns Active Media with the Rockefeller family. Startup Advisor to several Heads of States in the European Union. Co-organizer of elite entrepreneurial conferences in Europe, Asia and USA. Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jim Simmons, Co-founder Simmons Goodspeed VC & Co-Chair of Caltech Angels. Extensive experience as a Tech Executive with cos like Hewlett Packard, KLA Tencor etc before becoming a VC with Draper Richards and then co-founding own VC fund. Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sasha Johnson. Co-founded Draper VTB Fund with Tim Draper and VTB Bank. Founder of Silicon Valley’s “ultimate insider” elite annual GTS Conference started in 2001 where every major Head of well known VC Funds like Sequoia Capital,NEA, IVP, Draper etc participates. www.mercurynews.com/2012/12/28/sasha-johnson-bridging-the-gap-between-russia-silicon-valley/
CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL
Such Projects have gotten Pitch Global on the radar of VC arms of large companies, and they are increasingly reaching out to Pitch Global for gaining access to startups in their extended network of networks.
Pitch Global events often begin with an investor Panel drawn from Corporate Venture Capital (CVC’s) arms of large companies. For instance, a recent Lifesciences investor event had a Panel with senior investors from United Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Qualcomm, etc.
One of the Largest investor networks meets unique culture & experience of matching entrepreneurs with investors:
Pitch Global is considered to be a leading investor Network of Networks not only in Silicon Valley but also in other influential markets like LA. They have given examples of US Angels and Expert Dojo above, which are just 2 of hundreds of investor groups whose members attend our events.
The Funding success at Pitch Global virtual events is rooted in the unique format of Pitch Global live events in SF, LA, and London where, instead of picking winners, each participant is matched with one or more investors who are most likely to invest.
So, over the years, Pitch Global has perfected its unique matchmaking process which has led to thousands of global entrepreneurs connect with the right investors.