Pitch Global is fast becoming the Leading platform for entrepreneurs to present to Corporate Venture Capitalist (CVC’s), VC’s, and Family Offices. They provide exposure to equity funding opportunities for early-stage entrepreneurs and scaling companies that have gone on to eventually raise billions. Founder Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC) and Co-Founder Axel Tillmann have the expertise, leadership and relationships, to host the Bay Area’s most prestigious CVC’s conferences.
Norcal SBDC, a Mentoring & Funding Agency of the
State of CA of which we are a long-term satellite;
they also published one of our
funding success stories on their site.
Welcome to Pitch Global where entrepreneurs have gone on to raise $ 1 b+ over the course of a decade of existence. Just in the recent fiscal year, Companies mentored by our Entrepreneurs-in-Residences, as a part of our work as a satellite of State of Ca’s Funding & Mentoring Agencies, have gone on to raise $ 100 m.
Apart from Angels and VC’s, we attract CVC’s to our events. We saw during the pandemic that most CVCs started investing in Early Stage as well, so we started “CVC, Govt& Impact” Summits and Conferences. View footage from the latest one co-hosted at SJSU, where we are super-Mentors, with Head of Samsung Catalyst Fund, Korea’s SK Group (Cali Gov’s Office gave them an award on our behalf for committing to President Biden to invest $ 59 b), TDK, IBM, Schlumberger, 3M, Lam Research Cap and others.
We also provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to connect with CVC’s and other investors at exclusive events we organize during CES, JP Morgan, Milken Global, UN Week, TechCrunch, Global Forum etc.
We are building a State of Ca backed PG CVC Accelerator which is an invite only platform. For companies in Northern California which has raised $ 5m+, the State is providing some scholarships.
Raise Funding from
Corporate Venture Capitalist (CVCs),
Venture Capitalists (VCs),
and Angel Investors
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.
is leading initiatives
with the State of California to
improve Diversity and Inclusion
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.
Founder - Innovation Now
Director, Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group for over 25 years in which capacity she was a speaker in over 100 countries and build relationships with Silicon Valley VC’s on behalf of IBM. Extremely well connected with the CVC and other investor eco system both in Silicon Valley and Globally.
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.
Thomas Kluz, Venture Lab. Thomas runs the global investing platform with billions of $’s under management. Stage agnostic investment mandate: Seed through growth, minority and majority deals. Sectors of focus: digital health, services, medical device.
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.