TiE SoCal Angels And TiE Global Angels Host Successful TiE Global Angels Investor Summit 2023
India-West Staff Reporter
CERRITOS, CA – TiE SoCal Angels, in association with TiE Global Angels, successfully concluded its flagship event – TiE Global Angels Investor Summit, on April 6. The event saw the participation of over 250 attendees and 60+ angel groups, with 20 startups showcasing their vision and gaining over 1000 live feedbacks from attendees with the Startup Steroid deal flow platform. Startups with the maximum poll score received the ‘Audience Choice Award.’
The one-day summit featured engaging sessions, including a fireside chat with Jeff Lapin hosted by Shankar Ram, a startup journey panel discussion moderated by Jerry Heikens with Lea A. Ellermeier and Nikhil Rao, and a panel discussion on investing and fundraising in current times with Michael Lerma, Xandra Laskowski, Azad Virk, Garrett Gilbertson, and Janice Orlando.
“I’m happy to share the immense success of the TiE Global Angels Investor Summit 2023!,” said Ashish Saboo, President of TiE SoCal and Emcee of the event. “A massive THANK YOU to all the attendees, investors, startups, sponsors, TiE Global Angels, and the tireless efforts of the TiE SoCal Team, who made this event truly unforgettable. Your enthusiasm, engagement, and dedication have fueled innovation and growth in the entrepreneurial community.” While sharing glimpses of the event on LinkedIn, Saboo added, “Let’s cherish these connections and look forward to future gatherings that propel us toward continued success!”
Shankar Ram, Chair of the TiE Global Board of Trustees, congratulated Ashish and his team for their successful efforts. He extended his gratitude towards all the volunteers, donors, investors, startups, speakers, and attendees, saying “You made it happen! Your energy gave the energy to the Chapter. Thank you.”
TiE SoCal Angels’ Chair, Anshuman Sinha, commended the startups that participated in the Investor Summit, praising them for their passion and conviction in presenting their business concepts. “A massive round of applause to the startups who showcased their business concepts with passion and conviction; your innovative spirit and determination are truly inspiring!” Sinha expressed his gratitude to the dedicated and hardworking TiE SoCal team for organizing such a fantastic event that provided a memorable experience for all attendees.
In addition to the keynotes and panel discussions, attendees could participate in interactive Lunch and Learn sessions with industry experts, visit the Startup Table booth to learn more about exciting new startups, and network with Angel Investors and Startup Founders.
Startups who participated in the TiE Global Angels Investor Summit shared their positive experiences about the event. “Thank you for so much for organizing an absolutely amazing event and helping the startup community gain incredible amount of visibility through this process. Having organized large meetings before, I can completely understand the amount of effort it takes to make this happen! Congratulations – it must be very gratifying to have this be a complete success!!” Atul and the MSC Team
YaniDeros spoke highly of the quality of investor conversations, engagement by the attendees, and level of organization at the summit. “As I said is the best pitch experience we have experienced across the country, and we have been to a lot! We have not stopped talking about everyone we have met, and to open the feedback to see there are 20 investors interested in our deal is simply humbling! THANK YOU! I will be following up with each person / group to schedule 1:1 meetings.” – YANI DEROS | CEO | Co-Founder of Cirq+
The Startup Pitching Rounds
The event saw 20 startups pitch their ideas in four slots, with each Startup having eight minutes to present. The audience actively participated in the event by rating the startups based on their live pitch using the Startup Steroid deal flow platform. After every pitch, the audience had two minutes to rate the Startup, and the three startups with the highest ratings received the ‘Audience Choice Awards.’
The title of ‘Audience Choice Award’ was won by myBiometry, while OCRA and ALYVE Medical secured the runner-up positions. In addition to the awards, the audience members who participated in the rating process received four raffle prizes – Starbucks gift cards. The lucky winners were Narayanan Veda, Dilip Daswani, Manjusha Tipre, and Amy Wood. The event was highly engaging and successful in building meaningful relationships among the attendees.
Fireside Chat & Panel Discussions
The TiE Global Angels Investor Summit featured several prominent speakers and panelists, including-
- Lea A. Ellermeier, CEO of BRIUS
- Nikhil Rao, Cofounder and CEO ofPynecone
- Michael Lerma, Managing Director of Wealth Capital Network, LLC. Xandra Laskowski, Founder & CEO of OSEA Angels
- Azad Virk, a Corporate Attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson &Rauth\ Garrett Gilbertson, Founder & CEO of SUM Ventures
- Janice Orlando, a Private Investor at Pasadena Angels
- Their valuable insights and experiences added significant value to the discussions on investment and fundraising.
The event also witnessed the participation of big names in Angel Investing in the Southern California region, allowing startups to connect and network with potential investors. “Great job on the panel. And kudos to all the TiE folks who put on a superb conference. Always great to see colleagues and friends and meet new potential partners.” said David Friedman, Chairman, TechCoastAngels
The TiE Global Angels Investor Summit has always been a flagship event of TiE SoCal Angels, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. This 4th edition of the summit was no exception, with attendees building meaningful relationships and gaining valuable insights into the world of startup funding and investing, a press release said.