November 13, 2019 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

It’s That Time Again: Growth Capital Conference

Growth Capital Conference, an early innovator in the entrepreneurial pitching space, is conducting its next meeting this Thursday, August 2.

Breakfast starts at 7 a.m., with the first presentation beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The event is held at the Olympic Collection at the corner of Sawtelle and Olympic.

Five companies will present their deals this Thursday.

An entrepreneur and his drone that helps roofing companies.

The first is a company that has received $2M National Institutes of Health grants.  The company is a leader in diagnostic disease prediction, with several patents under its belt.

Next is a SaaS (software as a service) plug-in that automates affiliate sales networks.  The largest player in the industry is now on board.

Third is a startup with a news aggregator that provides a unique system that allows companies to quick gather, sort and present news on any and all topics, leading to better intelligence gathering and possibly greater site traffic.

The judge’s panel listens to the pitches.

Fourth is a unique water generation system serving drought stricken areas. This company has several million in projects in the pipeline.

Last, a company will describe its new disease prevention medical device, generating sales at a rapid pace.  This company’s CEO gave Investors a 15X return on his last project.

John Morris offers feedback to an entrepreneur.

The capital sources panel that will listen to these pitches is made up of individuals representing funds and angel investor groups.  Over 500 investors, are, through these representatives, kept in the loop:

• Michael Donahue, President, Columbia Capital Securities.This investment banker raises $5 million to $100 million for growing firms.

• Greg Cullen, Managing Director, Harvard Investment Group. HIG invests $50K to several million $ in startups and real estate deals.

An entrepreneur receives feedback while GCC chair David Newman, in background, moderates the discussion.

• Richard Morganstern, past president, Tech Coast Angels-LA.  Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel network in US with 300 Members.  TCA has invested over $180 million in over 300 companies.

• Gene Massey, CEO. MediaShares and QwikShares.  Massey offers crowdfunding solutions through online stock offerings.

• Harvard Business School Angels of Southern California.  HBS Angels have 18 Chapters in USA, Europe, China & India.

• Rob Vickery, Founder, Stage Venture Partners.  This seed-stage venture fund focuses on SaaS and B2B Enterprise Software.

• Chris Wadden, Chairman, Pasadena Angels, with 100 Members. PA has invested over $65 million in over 175 companies.

For more information, go to gcc2000.org.

 

Related Posts

Culver City Fire Department Helping Fight Blazes Across State

November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

CCFD aids in combating Palisades, Tick and Kincade fires By Chad Winthrop The Culver City Fire Department (CCFD) has been...

City of LA to Deploy Mobile Showers Near Venice Blvd Homeless Encampment Today

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

All-day operation Friday By Sam Catanzaro The City of Los Angeles will be deploying mobile showers starting at 9:00 a.m....

Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Security Guard at Third Street Promenade

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

Man who approached armored truck shot, taken into custody By Sam Catanzaro A security guard opened fire at a knife-wielding...

Need a Little Growth Capital?

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

By Jeff Hall Got a company that needs money to grow?  Growth Capital Conference, the granddaddy of investor pitchfests on...

Edify TV: Culver Farmers Market $10 Challenge

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

In the latest Market Report, Edify TV’s Jacki Karsh heads to the Culver City Farmers Market for the $10 Challenge...

Check Out Growth Capital Conference April 25

April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

By Staff Writer The quarterly meeting of the Westside’s Growth Capital Conference, or GCC, takes place this Thursday, April 25,...

Edify TV: Google and the Westside Pavillion

April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

Westside Pavillion, once the most popular mall in Los Angeles, will soon be home to Google. Find out more about...

The Future of E-Learning

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

By Nektar Baziotis Distance learning is as old as the 18th century when teachers would send their students weekly lessons...

Banning Rooftop Ads on Cars?

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

L.A. City Council considers idea. By Keldine Hull With the rise of digital rooftop advertisements on taxicabs and on-demand rideshare...

Suspect Still At-Large in Santa Monica Scooter Hit and Run

March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

41-year-old Michael Ramljak identified as the victim.  By Sam Catanzaro  On Friday, March 22 the victim in a fatal hit and...

L.A. Marathon to Run Through Westside This Weekend

March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

By Chad Winthrop On Sunday, March 24, runners from all around the world will lace up their kicks and participate...

West Los Angeles Biomed Innovator Honored

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

By Staff Writer Michael E. Jung, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, was recently honored for his significant...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *