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The Soho Loft Media Group, Victoria Global and FundingPost present the Food Investing Conference 2015 in New York City on August 20, 2015


Aug. 14, 2015NEW YORKThe Food Investing Conference 2015 gathers investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, companies and media representatives working in the food, beverage, food tech, alcohol, restaurant tech, food and consumables packaging industry in New York City  on August 20, 2015. The one day event is scheduled to start at 8am and run through to 6pm. It will feature an investor panel that will explore trends in the early stage investments and the most critical factors to consider before making an investment. The event will also look into the contribution that makes in growing early stage businesses.

According to David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital,  The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global, “Startup businesses have various options of raising capital. Crowdfunding is one of these ways. Crowdfunding  is an innovative fundraising method that allows a pool of investors to fund a business online. Entrepreneurs can also raise money through angels.”

The Food Investing Conference 2015 agenda features a mix of  pitching breakfast workshop, panel discussions, networking opportunities, exhibition and a cocktail party. In the pitching workshop, slated from 8am to 10am,  participants can expect help in reconstructing their pitches into concise pitches, which capture the most important details that investors look for in making informed investment decisions. In the panel discussions, conference attendees can expect to engage in discussions on topics like “Food-Tech and Early Stage Food Investing: Meeting Investors, Pitching your idea and what they need to write a Check”, “Growing a Food-tech or Food Business: Selling and Protecting your product and setting it up for a Capital Raise” and “Raising capital for a food company through Crowdfunding”.

Conference attendees will be able to learn more about the do’s and don’ts for entrepreneurs who want to capture the attention of investors. The conference will offer several networking opportunities during breakfasts, before and after panels,  meal breaks and cocktail party. Attendees showcasing their products will have access to exhibit booths during the event, and get 3-minute opportunities to pitch their ideas to investor panelists.

Various speakers are expected to speak during the Food Investing Conference 2015. They include:

Alain Bankier – New York Angel Investor
Eduardo Emanuelli – Angel Investor
Janice Collins – Co-Founder of The Refinery
John Ason – Angel
John Warburg – Warbros Venture Partners’ Co-Founder
Jordan Gaspar – Principal at AccelFoods’ Principal
Kathleen Murray –  Executive Forum Angels’ Chairperson
Kenneth Kuynh – FP Angels’ Co-Founder
Kevin McGovern – Angel Investor
Kristin Calve – Angel Investor at Topstone Angels
Marit Molin – Principal at Frontier Equities Venture Capital
Ray Payne – Angel Investor
Sam Rubenstein – President at Panacea Capital Advisors, Inc.
Toan Huynh – Angel Investor at 37 Angels
Trevor Nelson – Managing Partner at Alliance Consumer Growth
Zalmi Duchman – Angel & Chairman at The Fresh Diet

The Food Investing Conference 2015 is sponsored by McCarter English and Pura Vida Tequila.

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