Boston VC Alive and Well: Entrepreneurs to Meet Active Investors at FundingPost Event

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Local deal-seeking VCs slated to speak at "Boston Early-Stage Venture Event."

On June 24, 2009, FundingPost ( is hosting a panel discussion with local Venture Capitalists at its "Boston Early-Stage Venture Event," sponsored by Bingham McCutchen. FundingPost has organized 150+ sold-out venture events over the past eight years.

With the down economy there has been much debate over the state of the venture capital industry, and more recent attention specifically questioning Boston's condition. Matt Fates, Partner at Ascent Venture Partners, commented, "I still feel the Venture World is extremely busy. We're working with our existing portfolio extensively while still looking at new opportunities." Additional evidence supporting the health of Boston's community includes a recent deal announced on June 8: Aileron Therapeutics, developer of "stapled peptides," secured $40 million in venture capital with Excel Medical Ventures acting as a lead investor in the latest round.

Along with Ascent Venture Partners and Excel Medical Ventures, representatives from four other Boston- based firms actively seeking new deals will gather at FundingPost's upcoming event to discuss this current hot topic, as well as trends in early-stage investing, the best and worst ways to get their attention, and advice on how to grow your business during the recession.

Speakers Include:
Rick Blume, Managing Director, Excel Medical Ventures
Andrew D. Clapp, Managing Partner, Arctaris Capital Partners, LLC
Kevin Bitterman, Principal, Polaris Venture Partners
Matt Fates, Partner, Ascent Venture Partners
Gaurav Tewari, Principal, Highland Capital Partners
Elon Boms, Founder and Managing Director, Launch Capital LLC
Steven Browne, Partner, Bingham McCutchen, LLP

As with all FundingPost events, there will be pitching and plenty of networking time for the entrepreneurs to meet the investors! There is still space available, but the event is limited to only 130 tickets! To register to attend, visit:

FundingPost is an entrepreneur and investor network reaching more than 250,000 executives and 7,500 Venture Capital and Angel Investors across the nation each month.

For over eight years, FundingPost has worked with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs. FundingPost has hosted over 8,500 CEOs and 500 Venture Funds at events in 17 cities nationwide, as well as providing a Dealflow magazine and a deal-exchange Website that sees introductions of Investors to Entrepreneurs every day. FundingPost's mission is to reach investors and entrepreneurs in every medium possible - both online and offline. For more information: (

Bingham, with approximately 1,000 lawyers in 12 offices spanning the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia, has extensive experience representing venture capital funds in organizational matters, negotiating and documenting their investments in portfolio companies, and representing clients in multiple rounds of preferred stock and other financings. Bingham's venture capital clients cover a variety of industries, including software and hardware, life sciences and healthcare, telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and e-commerce, and energy. For more information: (

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