Getting funding is one of the biggest challenges today’s entrepreneurs face. At PulsoConf 2013, we’ll address the issue head-on. Attendees will pick up some inside tips on raising money and garnering investments. We’ll cover issues like identifying the right angel investors and VCs, deciphering term sheets and ensuring that deals are made with smart money.
We know that finding the perfect investor isn’t easy. That’s why we’ll be bringing in some of the best for PulsoConf 2013 in Guadalajara. There, attendees will get advice, learn what investors are looking for, and have a chance to network with some top influencers in the sector.
Take a look at the list of investors slated to attend PulsoConf 2013. Below, you’ll also find information about their main markets and where they’ve put money before. And who knows? Maybe one of them will be your next investor.
✦ Wayne Chang founded @Crashlytics, which was acquired by @Twitter. A serial entrepreneur, Chang is also an advisor at various companies and an angel investor in Onswipe. Cloud computing, SaaS, social media and business intelligence are among that markets that most interest him. Learn more about Chang here.
✦ Nico Berman previously worked as VP of Marketing and VP of Advertising at MercadoLibre. Now, Berman is a Partner at Kaszek Ventures. The firm has already made several investments, including VivaReal, Open English, GetNinjas, Restorando.com, PedidosYa, Eventioz and ComparaOnline. Kaszek focuses on the Latin American market and companies in sectors like big data, advertising cloud computing and marketplaces. Find out more here.
✦ Adam D’Augelli is an Associate at True Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage companies in the tech market. Based in the United States, True Ventures invests in numerous industries and areas, including analytics, hardware, medical devices, mobile, open source and SaaS. Its investments range between US$250,000 and US$2.5 million, with companies like Kicksend, Kiip, StockTwits, Urban Airship, Fitbit, 9Gag and Kissmetrics in its portfolio.
✦ Ariel Poler has created three internet companies (IPRO, Topica and TextMarks) and worked with more than a dozen of others. He’s backed entities like StumbleUpon, Slideshare and Seesmic. Poler’s main markets of interest are e-commerce, ITC mobile, social commerce and transport. And though he’s got Silicon Valley on his radar, Brazil and Mexico are on the menu, too.
✦ Mike Hennessey is an investor and advisor for several tech startups. He likes and is interested in Latin America – something evidenced in his investment history and involvement in the region. Hennessey is a mentor at NXTP Labs and 21212. He makes two to three investments each year of between US$25,000 and US$50,000. Indextank, SocialWire, Mosaic, Ustream and mon.ki are among the startups in his portfolio.
✦ Oskar Hjertonsson founded Needish, sold it to Groupon, and went on to become the CEO of Groupon in Latin America (a position he no longer holds). He invests US$25,000 in each startup he selects. According to AngelList, Hjertonsson isn’t privy to a specific market. Instead, his attention is on founders, whether they’re in San Francisco, Chile or Brazil. He’s already invested in Skout, Welcu, PlayCoMo and mon.ki.
✦ Andrés Barreto is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Onswipe, Grooveshark, PulsoSocial and Socialatom. Barreto has turned his attention to angel investment as of late and has backed startups like Streem, Oja.la and ProductGram. His interests lie in companies working in advertising, enterprise software, hardware, mobile and travel.
You’ll be able to meet these and other VCs and angels at this year’s PulsoConf in Guadalajara.
If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can do so now – and take advantage of the early bird discount. Make sure you get all the details and updates on this year’s event at PulsoConf.co and @PulsoConf.