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Lunch and Learn with Ken Hubbard
June 15, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Ken Hubbard
Presentation Topic: What Investors Want From an Investor Pitch
Synopsis: The old adage, “You have to kiss a bunch of frogs to find a prince, is the perfect image of raising capital. And it doesn’t matter what stage your company is in at the time. But before you get to the kiss, you must give them a pitch. Whether it’s at a cocktail party, coffee shop or in front of a banker or group of investors, it’s always the same information. So, proficiency is the key. Investors need key information “messaged” in a concise manner to solidify a picture in their mind built on risk mitigation and execution confidence. Investors also know how to poke simple holes in a pitch. Learn how to look at a pitch from the investors’ view so you have the utmost chance of success.
About the speaker: Mr. Hubbard is the CEO of CapStack West (CSW), the business capital community for both debt and equity. CSW engages over 25,000 investors and 250,000 C-Suite executives looking for capital. Prior to CSW, while investing and supporting innovative companies – MeridianAR (Augmented Reality), SpeedBrackets (sports tech), California Cardiac Solutions (artificial heart), GoGo Car (end to end SaaS platform for auto purchasing) .
He has built an Angel Investor network with over 700 active investors producing the highest investment percentage of any angel investor group in America, over 30% of the companies presenting receiving investment from their members. He has trained over 1000 CEO’s on pitching investors in the past 7 years. His ability to identify strong companies and their teams has led multiple exits for himself and other angels in the Orange County ecosystem.
The Lunch & Learn event is an opportunity for Experts-in-Residence (EiRs) to present informal talks and Q&As with startup teams working at the Cove. The talks will cover such diverse topics as branding, marketing, pitching mistakes to avoid, investor relations, and prototyping.
Check-in 11:30 am Open to UCI students, staff & faculty, alumni, startups, spinoffs & Cove EiRs