The most important question every in America is asking today is what time does the Super Bowl start. The venture capital Super Bowl, Venture Capital Happy Hour (http://www.VCHappyHour.com), simultaneously in two cities, Boston and New York, will start on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 6:00pm. That's when visionaries, practitioners, investors and advisors of the next Facebook, Google and Groupon will join Venture Capital Happy Hour, organized by Golden Networking (www.goldennetworking.net), to speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade, both opportunities and challenges.
As reported by The Daily Beast's Gary Rivlin, the world of venture capital is rich with tales of colossal payoffs. The partners at Benchmark Capital invested $6.7 million in eBay in 1997-and saw their stake mushroom to $400 million when the company went public one year later. Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested $12.5 million each in a small search startup called Google back in the late 1990s-and for their troubles walked away with a payout of around $2 billion a piece.
Yet it looks like the record books need to be rewritten with Facebook on the verge of an initial public offering. A single firm, Accel Partners, stands to make somewhere around $10 billion on the $12.7 million it invested in Facebook in 2006. This is the type of returns only venture capital can produce and reason why attendance to Venture Capital Happy Hour is critical for practitioners that want to prosper in the current environment.
Venture Capital Happy Hour is produced by Golden Networking (www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Golden Networking has compiled the insights of top experts and industry practitioners and produced DVD Video Packages for its Leaders and Experts Forums, including:
· 2nd China Leaders Forum DVD Video Package, "Is the Chinese Dragon Poised for Global Dominance or Economic Implosion?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com
· High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond", www.HFTLeadersForum.com
· China Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Present Wave of Chinese Globalization", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com
· Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "The Most Comprehensive Guide for Any Investor in Distressed Assets", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com
Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to email@example.com. Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, "Happy Hour for High-Frequency Trading", The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections", Los Angeles Times, "Speed-addicted traders dominate today's stock market", Reuters, "Revamp looms as trading experts huddle at SEC" and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10".