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      Paul Martino, Serial Entrepreneur & VC @Bullpen Capital, investors in Marketo, Zynga,, Udemy, etc. & Scot Chisholm, CEO of Classy & Angel Investor in Menlo Park

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      May 14, 2015

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      1020 Marsh Road
      Menlo Park, California 94025

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      Paul Martino, Serial Entrepreneur & VC @Bullpen Capital, investors in Marketo, Zynga,, Udemy, etc. & Scot Chisholm, CEO of Classy & Angel Investor

      Silicon Valley Startup Entrepreneurs Meetup:   Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited, so RSVP early. Pitch to Paul and Scot before the main event. See below for details.   In this interactive meetup, Paul Martino, a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits and the Managing Director at Bullpen Capital, will discuss the most efficient and effective ways to raise capital, including:    insight into the fundraising process  what investors are looking for  how to reach them  what you need to do (and not do) to get a meeting   Scot Chisholm, CEO of Classy (the #1 online and mobile fundraising platform, funded by Bullpen and now in process of closing a Series B round)and Managing Director of Mixture, an early stage fund. will share his experiences related to:    Classy’s funding journey, from bootstrapping, to angel and VC investments, lessons learned (good and bad), and practical takeaways for entrepreneurs, given Scot’s experiences through it all.    Bullpen is a leader in funding post-seed, pre-Series A companies that have achieved market fit and that have an operational plan to hit big milestones within 12 months. Are you that company?  A few select, lucky entrepreneurs will be pre-selected to pitch their early stage company to Paul before the main event. Click here to send me your one page executive summary.  Select Bullpen portfolio companies:   About the Speakers:   Paul Martino: Paul is the founder of four companies including Ahpah Software (a computer security firm acquired by InterTrust); Tribe (one of the world’s first social networks), and Aggregate Knowledge (a big data advertising targeting and attribution company acquired in 2014 for $150 million). Paul’s early online gaming innovations in multi-player user experience from almost 20 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings.  He is the holder of over a dozen core patents covering social networking and big data. Prior to forming Bullpen, he was an active angel investor and personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, TubeMogul, uDemy, and PayNearMe.  Paul founded Bullpen in 2010 and has led several of its key investments. He currently sits on the board of FanDuel, the leader in daily fantasy sports. Other key Bullpen investments include Life360, Ipsy, Citus Data, Namely, and Betable.      Scot Chisholm: Scot co-founded Classy in 2006 to raise money for cancer research after his mother had battled the disease multiple times. Today, Classy is an online platform that powers the fundraising of over 1,000 nonprofit organizations world-wide, including Oxfam, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Invisible Children. Classy also hosts the CLASSY Awards, now the largest philanthropic award show in the Country. Scot was selected by BusinessWeek as one of the top 5 most promising social entrepreneurs in America in 2011, and a top 40 young leader under 40 by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine in 2009. He serves on the board of Team Rubicon and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Scot regularly speaks about nonprofit fundraising, social impact and startups including appearances at TEDx, Dreamforce, Inbound, AFP and others. He also  manages an angel fund (called Mixture), investing in startups that demonstrate a unique blend of profit opportunity & social purpose. A few investments include Reaction, CaseText, Iodine, inDinero, Puddle, MotionSavvy & Prior to founding Classy, Scot was a Senior Consultant, Economic and Business Analysis Team, for Booz Allen Hamilton. He also consulted on Lean Six Sigma for various clients   AGENDA:  6:00pm - 6:45pm: networking 6:45PM -7:00PM: 3 pre-selected pitches to Paul 7:00PM - 8:30PM: Chat with Paul + Q&A 8:30PM - 9:00PM: networking PRICE:  Early Bird: $20  Procrastinator: $30 At the Door (if space available): $35 LIMITED NUMBER OF DEMO/SPONSOR TABLES: Buy a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure.  Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - 1/2 (half) table - promotion before and during the event Space is extremely limited.  An RSVP on this site does not guarantee you a seat and you MUST purchase a ticket by clicking on the link below  Our event is open to: startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and developers.   EVENT SPONSORS:   Procopio - Ranked among the 2014 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report    Lifograph - "Who's Who" and "Who knows Who" in Silicon Valley.   FREE BETA SIGN UP:  Founders Floor - Co-working accelerator for startups and entrepreneurs. Office space, partnerships and funding.  SPONSOR OFFER: Free coworking day  Apply here:

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