Managing Director The Alchemist Accelerator.

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Ravi Belani is Fenwick & West Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and Managing Director of the Alchemist Accelerator, an accelerator backed by Cisco, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Kholsa Ventures, US Venture Partners, and SAP Ventures, and focused on the development of seed-stage startups that monetize from enterprises. Ravi formerly spent six years as part of the investment team at Draper Fisher Jurvetson's Menlo Park global headquarters, where he led investments and served on the boards as the first institutional investor in companies such as Vizu (acqd by Nielsen), Yield Software (acq'd by Autonomy), Justin.TV/Socialcam, Pubmatic, and Komli. Ravi formerly worked in product management at two Kleiner Perkins enterprise startups, and as a consultant in McKinsey and Company's San Francisco office. Ravi is a Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi graduate of Stanford University, holding a BS with Distinction and MS in Industrial Engineering. Ravi also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Time of presentation: Tuesday , June 25th, 2013 12:00 - 12:45

Track: Main Track

Topic of Presentation: The Art and Science of Fundraising

This talk will explore the psychology of how to navigate the entrepreneur-venture capitalist dance successfully. Additionally, the talk will provide an overview of some key terms in a term sheet that great entrepreneurs pay attention to that good entrepreneurs often overlook. The talk comes out of six years of experience from Ravi Belani's work at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and as a seed investor in over 40 ventures.