Geoff Lewis is an entrepreneur and investor. Who better to talk to you about raising venture capital? He’s pitched and he’s been pitched at. And he’s had a bit* of success at both.
Get some wisdom from Geoff when you join us at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 30. Plus, warm up over pizza with ORIS4's Reza Kazemipour and LEADSIFT’s Tapajyoti (Tukan) Das, who’ll captivate you with their stories from the start-up world. End the evening with a beverage and some mingling with other start-ups (and the people who love them).
*This is an understatement. Read Geoff’s bio below.
Getting to Yes with Geoff Lewis
Thursday, May 30, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (but linger, if you will)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax
RSVP now to Jenny at JLMACDONALD@INNOVACORP.CA or 424.8674 x 1111.
About Geoff Lewis
Geoff is an entrepreneur and investor. Today, he’s with FOUNDERS FUND, a $650 million stage and sector agnostic venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Geoff leads Founders Fund’s investments in consumer internet and enterprise technology companies.
Previously, Geoff was co-founder and CEO of TOPGUEST, the social loyalty software used by the world's largest rewards programs, including United MileagePlus and Hilton HHonors. In 2011, he sold Topguest to Switchfly (formerly ezRez Software) in an eight figure transaction.
Geoff is an occasional expert commentator on programs such as CNBC Power Lunch, MSNBC Your Money, and TechCrunchTV, and he's been a featured speaker at Web 2.0 Summit, SXSW, Gamification Summit, and numerous other events. He’s passionate about promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative to corporate America, and he mentors other young entrepreneurs for the Founder Institute, the Thiel Fellowship, and The Brandery.
In 2012, StartOut honoured Geoff with the Next Generation Award in Entrepreneurship, alongside fellow honourees Peter Thiel, Kathy Levinson and Ramona Pierson.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavours, Geoff was an executive at a global macro hedge fund, and began his career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble.
Geoff grew up in Canada and graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.