VC Speakers Share Insights at Monthly Pitchfest

VC experts share advice during panel session before startup founders pitch at New Tech Pitchfest

By Robin Rowe

Startup Founders MeetingBEVERLY HILLS, CA (Venture Hollywood) 2018/9/3 – On the third Thursday of each month New Tech Pitchfest hosts a free event in Los Angeles with startup founders practicing their presentations in front of a savvy venture audience. I organize and moderate a panel of celebrity venture experts who offer advice before the pitches.

Each VC on the panel describes his company, successes, lessons learned and investment strategy. They share any tips on how to pitch investors or launch a startup and answer questions from the audience.


  • 5:30 Check-in
  • 6-7pm VC Panel (Intro, audience Q&A)
  • 7-8pm Startup Pitches (6 x 10 minutes each)
  • 8pm+ Mixer on the Patio

Free event. A big thank you to the generosity of The Riveter Marina del Rey, WeWork, Panera and Oracle.

To participate as audience, RSVP. To be a presenter, see Secret to Becoming a Pitchfest Presenter. I also lead a weekly Open Coffee for venture enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome. Female and minority entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to join us.

Speakers Sept. 2018

  • London and Partners Biz Dev VP James Cummings
  • Bondit Capital CEO Matthew Helderman
  • CKR Securities Attorney Matthew Sferrazza
  • Venture Hollywood Director Robin Rowe, moderator

Founders Sept. 2018

  • Basin One – Hang Tran
  • Credo360 – Irakliy Khaburzaniya
  • Zumby – Jeb Carty

Speakers Aug. 23rd, 2018

  • Interstate Capital VC Phil Tassi
  • Venture Hollywood Director Robin Rowe, moderator