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Thursday, March 21, 2019From 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location

479 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Description

Note: this is an invite-only event for investors.
Contact kate@hax.co for enquires.

PART I: Pre-seed & Seed (March 21st)
PART II: Series A & Beyond (June 18th)

OVERVIEW
Software investment is crowded. Deep Tech has higher starting costs, but benefits from strong walls and moats. Level up your knowledge of DT investment with experts, and improve your returns by learning to spot strong startups early.

BUILD YOUR INVESTMENT PLAYBOOK
Understand the milestones and metrics specific to early stage DT startups from prototype(s) to market, and how investors evaluate risks and opportunities.

WHO IS THIS FOR
VCs & CVCs
Corporate Development Executives

AGENDA
13:00 - 13:30 - Registration

13:30 - 14:15 - How Deep Tech Hardware Startups are Built

Building DT hardware today

Optimized timelines

Financing the early stages

Q&A

Speaker: Cyril Ebersweiler (@hax_co), Founder & GP, HAX / SOSV

14:15 - 15:00 - Go-to-market and Early Growth

Key differences between consumer, industrial, medtech, etc.

Success metrics for pre-seed & seed teams

Q&A

Speaker: Kate Whitcomb (@katewhitcomb), Partner, HAX

15:00 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:00 - Playbooks Unveiled (pre-seed/seed VC panel)

Deep Tech investors share wins, losses, and their investment playbooks

Favorite sectors, Deal flow, Investment criteria, Post-mortems: the limits of prediction

Q&A

Moderator: Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe), Partner, HAX

17:00 - 18:00 - Drinks and Networking

ABOUT HAX
HAX is the world’s most active early stage investor in hardware, with offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, the “Silicon Valley of Hardware” (Wired, Bloomberg).

HAX portfolio counts more than 270 startups in the robotics, health, enterprise and consumer space.

Co-investors include include Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz and Founders Fund.

HAX is part of SOSV, a program-based VC fund with over US$500 million under management and global operations in hardware, life sciences, food, and Asia cross-border internet and mobile.

SOSV was ranked #3 most active early stage fund in 2018 by Crunchbase.