SHP LLC Gives Entrepreneurs Opportunity to Pitch the Real Shark Tank

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SHP LLC has created a new website for entrepreneurs seeking to pitch qualified investors on Sand Hill Road, a four square mile area located in Silicon Valley behind Stanford University home to the largest concentration of angel investors and venture capital funds in the world.

While the majority of entrepreneurs seeking to pitch qualified investors will never make it to the ABC television show, one Silicon Valley firm, SHP LLC is working hard to open up access to the famed Sand Hill Road for all entrepreneurs by creating a new website

For founders aspiring to reach nine digit status, i.e., greater than $100,000,000 valuations, having a Sand Hill Road sponsor is a critical part of the Silicon Valley vetting process and a key differentiating asset for many out of town teams wishing to gain entry into the Silicon Valley elite. The following companies were launched from Sand Hill Road: Hewlett Packard, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cisco, Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft (August Capital was an early investor) YouTube, eBay, Facebook, PayPal, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Uber and Snap Chat. Even Jeff Bezos at Amazon got his initial funding from here.

Here is what Gokul Rajaram, MIT graduate and creator of Google's revenue engine has to say about SHP LLC's Partner Hugh J. Sloan III, "I recommend Hugh highly - he has been an awesome value-added investor, advisor and business development partner for a company that both of us invested in. He has been substantially responsible for bringing a ton of new business opportunities for them and growing their market to become leader in the space. He is thoughtful, thinks big and is a superb investor, advisor and mentor."

SHP Partner Hugh J. Sloan III states, "We were looking for a way bring de Tocqueville into the pitching process by opening up access and get our founders a bird's eye view of the largest concentration of great white sharks in the world. The venerated and storied venture capital houses of Sand Hill Road, normally an impregnable fortress of sharp-elbowed Ivy League-connected investors are way out of reach for most new teams that come here with compelling product ideas. My role is very similar to Virgil in the Aeneid, the job is to get Dante to the exit line, without having to have all of the founders equity fall to the the bottom of the ocean floor after a shark feeding frenzy. Founders can expect to hold on to roughly 15% more equity by having a trained expert scout along for the ride, someone independent of the preferred shares that can dig in and really add value."


Considered by many to be the top strategic and venture funding consultant in Silicon Valley, Hugh has been working on Sand Hill Road since 2002 as an advisor and angel investor His current portolfio includes World Golf Tour, Mediamorph and Hullabalu. He has brought several teams to nine digit valuations within 24 months of closing seed rounds. Entrepreneurs can contact Mr. Sloan directly through his website listed as part of this press release

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