Greenberg Traurig Hosts FundingPost Venture and Angel Event

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On Tuesday, March 3, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Emerging Technology Practice Group hosted a FundingPost Venture and Angel event that featured a highly interactive roundtable discussion between entrepreneurs and investors in the firm’s Boston office.

On Tuesday, March 3, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Emerging Technology Practice Group hosted a FundingPost Venture and Angel event that featured a highly interactive roundtable discussion between entrepreneurs and investors in the firm’s Boston office. Approximately 25 companies, across a plethora of industry sectors, including medical device, healthcare IT, ed tech, life science, mobile tech, fashion, music, and film, met with five venture capital and angel investors. Their discussions focused on the latest industry trends and best practices for raising venture and angel funding.

Chinh H. Pham, Greenberg Traurig shareholder, co-chair of the firm’s Boston Intellectual Property Group, and co-leader of the Emerging Technology Practice Group, moderated a panel of investors that included Ross Leav of Presidio Ventures, David Goldberg of Corigin Ventures, Chip Hazard of Flybridge Partners, Douglas Roth of Connecticut Innovations, and Stephen Silver of FP Angels. The investors shared their thoughts and insights on a range of topics, including:

  • How to Meet Investors;
  • How to Pitch Investors (What You Should and Should Not Say); and
  • What It Really Takes to Get Investors to Write You a Check.

Following the panel discussion and Q&A, many of the entrepreneurs had the opportunity to share their elevator pitches with the investors and gain valuable feedback. The program concluded with a networking reception, where entrepreneurs and investors engaged in one-on-one conversations.

FundingPost works to bring entrepreneurs together with leading investors worldwide. Through a series of venture capital events in 23 cities, Venture Guide publications, and online resource Venture Exchange, FundingPost has worked with thousands of angels, family offices, corporate investors, private equity, and venture capital funds representing over $110 Billion.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technologies Group has over 100 attorneys in 20 offices committed to servicing the needs of entrepreneurs and investors, and offers clients access points to hubs of global innovation. The Group has in-depth knowledge across multiple industries and legal disciplines, a value-added “entrepreneur-in-residence” program that provides guidance for navigating the capital-raising process, and a firm-wide program to facilitate introductions between start-ups, investors and strategic partners.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office

Founded in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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