MovieUpdates Live has an exciting series of episodes scheduled for April. The speakers come from different disciplines, backgrounds and locations. As always, each episode features an entrepreneur presenting his early pitch deck, along with the investor who funded the company. We want to know how the founder crocheted the VC, what makes their partnership work, and how other founders can improve their stories and pitching.
MovieUpdates Live helps founders build better enterprise-backed businesses. We do this by bringing startup founders and the investors backing them together to talk about what exactly contributed to the closing of the deal. What stats do investors look at? What questions did the founders answer that made the VCs want to know more? How did the founders communicate their grand vision and what was the roadmap to get there?
MovieUpdates Live is also home to the TCL Pitch-off, where founders in the audience can join our virtual stage to pitch their startup to our valued guests and get their live feedback.
As with any MovieUpdates event, this weekly series also features networking so you can meet and greet other attendees.
The event takes place every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET and is free to enter. Networking and the pitch-off submissions begin at 11:30 a.m. PT, followed by the interview at 12:00 p.m. PT and the live pitch feedback session at 12:30 p.m. PT. Only MovieUpdates+ members get access to the entire library of on-demand content, so if you haven’t already, sign up now!
And without further ado, here’s a look at the outstanding guests joining us at MovieUpdates Live in April.
Anish Acharya (a16z) + Alex Bouaziz (Part)
April 20 – 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET
Alex Bouaziz co-founded Deel after he encountered major hurdles in hiring remote workers for another company. Since its founding in 2018, the company has raised $629 million. We hope you tune in to the April 20 episode of MovieUpdates Live to hear from Alex and Anish Acharya, general partner at a16z and the lead investor of Deel’s Series A. We’re excited to hear how Deel presented herself to a16z and what lessons Bouaziz and Acharya learned along the way. Presented by J.P. Morgan.
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Mathilde Collin (Front) + Frederic Kerrest (Okta)
April 27 – 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET
Mathilde Collin, Front co-founder and CEO, raised capital from a handful of less-than-traditional VCs, including Okta’s COO and co-founder, Frederic Kerrest. Join MovieUpdates Live on April 27 to hear Collin’s unique fundraising strategy and how early-stage startups can raise funds outside of traditional investors. Kerrest, who is a sideshow as a podcaster, ran Front’s Series C and a book is coming out with the same title as his wonderful podcast: Zero to IPO.
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