New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Gust, the global investor relations platform connecting high-growth entrepreneurs and active early-stage investors, will host the second annual Venture Forward Conference 2013, in New York City on Tuesday, June 18th. The day-long event, taking place at the TriBeCa Rooftop, will convene the world’s leading angel investors, venture capitalists, non-traditional investors, and select members of the media to discuss and debate the accessibility, growing interest, and future of the rapidly evolving early-stage investing market.
“The landscape of early-stage start-up financing has gone through several changes as its popularity and access continue to grow and expand. Venture Forward 2013 will bring together the industry’s leaders for a high-level debate and discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing early-stage investing,” said David S. Rose, CEO of Gust. “This conference is an exclusive opportunity to hear from the world’s leading investors and brightest minds at the forefront of the industry to help shape the direction of the early-stage ecosystem.”
Industry visionaries speaking at the event include Allan May of Emergent Medical Partners, Andrew Cleland of Comcast Ventures, Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Bob Rice of Tangent Capital, David Hornik of August Capital, Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures, John Huston of Ohio TechAngels, Linda Holliday of Citia, Mark Suster of GRP Partners, Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures, Rory Eakin of CirclUp, and Sunny Bates of Sunny Bates Assocates. Discussion moderators will include leading financial journalists from Bloomberg and CNBC.
In addition to a highly interactive conference agenda and participation in panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the conference’s professional networking opportunities to foster high-end engagement and dialogue with featured angel investors, venture capitalists, prominent media figures, and policy makers.
Gust provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments. Gust enables skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, and powers over 750 investment organizations in 65 countries. More than 180,000 start-ups have already used the platform to successfully managed fundraising rounds.