Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton - Series A Venture Investing in 2013 - Will We Turn the Corner?

When: Thu February 07, 2013 4:00 pm

Organization: Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC

Location: Cambridge Innovation Center, Havana Room, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA


As any savvy entrepreneur knows, the process of securing venture capital is dependent on many variables, including many external to the startup seeking funding.  Knowledge of the climate for venture funding and the nature of the venture funds themselves can make the difference between securing an “A” round and not.

Please join us for a lively discussion and review of 2012 Series “A” deals and a look into 2013 with our impressive panel of leading venture capital partners to discuss:

  • Where are pre-money valuations headed?
  • Will there be an increase in the competition for deals?
  • How will the interaction between angels, strategic investors and venture funds change in 2013?
  • What sectors will be hot in 2013 and which will not?
  • Investment into New York Internet and Digital Media startups continued to grow in 2012.  Boston VCs are pursuing deals in New York startups.  Will 2013 continue these trends?
  • Exit strategies --- Will M&A and IPO activity increase in 2013?

Come hear the panel’s thoughts on these and other issues pertinent to entrepreneurs and then network over a beer in the Venture Café at 5:30pm.

Moderated byKyle Alspach, Startups and VC Editor, The Boston Business Journal

PanelistsMichael A. Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
                       Lee Hower, General Partner, NextView Ventures
                       Tim Rowe, Venture Partner, New Atlantic Partners
                       Bryce Youngren, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners