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VC Taskforce Announces Speakers and Agenda for “StartUP World 2018”

Renowned Angel Investor Chris Yeh to keynote day-long conference on April 25 in Palo Alto

LOS ALTOS, CA, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2018 / -- Los Altos, CA April 12, 2018 – VC Taskforce™, an organization committed to enhancing collaboration in the venture community, has announced its initial speaker lineup and agenda for the StartUP World 2018 conference, April 25, 2018 in Palo Alto, CA. Start-ups and entrepreneurs can register for the conference here.

In its fifth year, the conference will be keynoted by renowned angel investor and co-founder of Wasabi Ventures, Chris Yeh. Chris, a writer, mentor and entrepreneur, has founded, funded, or advised a wide array of startups. He is also founder and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Technology Alumni Association. Yeh holds two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. Currently he is also co-teaching technology-enabled Blitzscaling with Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, and Allen Blue. “We're focusing on how Silicon Valley companies navigate rapid scaling, from dorm room to global giant,” notes Yeh.

StartUP World 2018 will feature panels all aimed at helping start-ups in the funding process. Start-ups will have an opportunity to hear from the investors themselves as to what they want—and expect—from companies seeking funding. There will also be many opportunities to informally pitch investors. The event will take place at Pillsbury Law in Palo Alto.

Among the other featured speakers are:
Shuonon Chen, Agile Venture Capital
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
Leon Wong, Harvard Angeles
Tony Lazar, HBS Alumni Angels
Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum/People Connect
Steve Wurzberg, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Manthi Nguyen, Sandhill Angels
Curtis Feeny, Voyager Capital

“StartUP World is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to really be able to interact with investors,” said June Riley, CEO of VC Taskforce. “With participation by 30+ investors and attendance limited to 125, the ratio of investors to startups is high—a lot higher than at most such conferences.”

Event Sponsors
Major sponsors of StartUP World 2018 are international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and retirement solutions provider Retirement Administration, Inc.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and emerging growth companies rely on Pillsbury for advice on everything from company formation to financings, corporate governance, technology transactions, acquisitions and public offerings. Our Emerging Growth & Venture Capital team is structured to grow with our clients. For newly established startups and emerging entities, our practice operates as a specialty boutique, assisting with financing, structuring and their other legal needs while positioning them for future success. As our clients grow, so does our team, providing the right lawyers to meet clients’ specific needs at every stage of their development. With decades of experience, we have assisted thousands of entrepreneurs, startups and investors across fast-paced, developing industries.

About Retirement Administration, Inc. (RAI)
Are you an entrepreneur or investor into private companies? Would you like to pay a 0% tax rate at exit vs the standard long-term capital gains rate of approximately 34%? If so, we can help with our proprietary tax-free exit strategy inside a ROTH 401(k) plan. For nearly 40 years, our Los Altos based consulting firm has helped thousands of businesses (and their investors) significantly reduce taxation today and down the road, so you keep more of your hard-earned money.

What: StartUP World 2018

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. Doors open and registration
12:00 noon Lunch
6:30 p.m. Conference ends

Where: Pillsbury Law
2550 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94105

To register for this event or for more detail on the schedule, please visit:

About VC Taskforce
Founded in 2001, VC Taskforce is an organization committed to enhancing collaboration in the venture community. It provides forums for real-time information exchange and dialogue through networking events, panels, keynotes, workshops and roundtables conducted by investors and industry experts that support venture capitalists, institutional investors, angels, companies looking for funding and venture-backed company executives in managing their businesses for success. Visionary thinking, uncensored questions and opinionated discussions around pressing issues that face members are hallmarks of events. Today, more than 20,000 members and participants have been actively involved in VC Taskforce.

Carol Felton
InsightCircle PR for VC Taskforce
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