Smart Money: How to Attract Brand Name Investors

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Monday 11th March, 2013

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

Not all investors are created equal. Join David Hornik of August Capital and Michael Silverstein of Liquidnet Private Shares as they discuss how to attract “smart money” before going public. In this talk, they'll cover the basics of acquiring strong venture capital and institutional investors and the benefits of having them on your capitalization table.

Whether your long-term objective is to go global or to go public, the right investors can open doors and get you on track to achieve your goals. Learn what the top institutional investors and venture capital firms are looking for straight from the source. David and Michael will share best practices on engaging these sought-after investors from presenting business plans to sharing financials.

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David Hornik

General Partner, August Capital

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Michael Silverstein

Private Shares Group, Liquidnet

Connect late stage private companies with the world's leading asset managers.

Grew up in Newton, MA. Went to Duke for college, UCLA for business school. Lived in NYC, now live in LA with my wife and 1 year old son.

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  • Dale Larson
  • David Hornik
  • Don Turnbull
  • Fred Destin
  • George Ishii
  • Jeff Ward
  • Juhani Polkko 🇫🇮
  • Roman Karachinsky
  • Roshan D'Silva
  • Ryan Williams
  • michael silverstein
  • Wiktor Schmidt

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Mon 11th March 2013


Salon C, Hilton Austin Downtown

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