How to network with investors – the right way. What does that mean? It means knowing what not to do in front of potential investors and how to maximize your potential at networking events. During this presentation you’ll learn about how investors think and how to navigate in their world. You’ll be able to identify and attend the right events for your startup and set achievable networking goals for each event. You’ll work on some good examples of elevator pitches and other strategies for making the most out of each networking event you attend. Finally, you’ll learn how to follow up after the event.
Matthew Crowley is a venture lawyer, with a practice focused on assisting entrepreneurs in creating new businesses and achieving their goals for growth. Crowley regularly represents startups, with startup clients representing at least 70% of his practice.
Crowley began his career in San Francisco at the height of the dotcom boom, practicing law with corporate finance groups including Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop) and Morrison & Foerster. After eight years of private practice, Crowley moved into senior management with Evoke Software in 2001, serving as vice president and general counsel. In 2004, Crowley joined the management team at Technicolor Home Entertainment Services in Camarillo, California, a division with revenues of $2 billion annually. In 2006, Crowley established Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy to offer corporate legal services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their businesses ( http://www.crowleystrategy.com/ ). Crowley is the former President of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School.
Twitter handle: @crowleystrategy
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