Are you a cleantech entrepreneur who wants to meet and learn from investors from venture capital firms?
Registration has opened for the January Investor Access Breakfast. At this breakfast, you will learn from investors and network with other cleantech professionals. You will also have an opportunity to meet privately with the investors to make your business pitch.
The investors at this breakfast will represent venture capital firms that invest in chemicals and nanotech. (Please see the description of investment interests in the Get More Information section below.)
During this session, you will hear from Pulakesh Mukherjee of BASF Venture Capital America.
So How Does It Work?
The session will begin with a continental breakfast followed by presentations from corporate investment firms. The presenters will offer insight into how their firms approach investment in renewable energy and cleantech business opportunities.
Once the general session is complete, if your application was chosen, you will have an opportunity to pitch your company to these investors during private, 20-minute meetings.
How Are You Selected To Present?
The information you provide will be given to the investors to review. The investors will then select the companies they would like to meet during the one-on-one meetings.
If you are selected to present to an investor(s), you will be notified no later than Thursday, January 3, 2013.
If you are selected, CleanLaunch - a business incubator - is available to meet for an hour to help you prepare for the meetings and investor pitch. Contact Rob Writz to take advantage of this pro bono support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-274-9787.
Seating is limited for this event, so please register soon. Please note, to pay with either PayPal or a credit card, please use the PayPal payment system. Additionally, there will be no on-site registrations.
Pulakesh Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital America
Pulakesh Mukherjee joined BASF Venture Capital in October 2009 and is based in Silicon Valley, California, USA.
He began his career in 2002 in Polymer Research at BASF in Germany, where he was responsible for development and up-scaling of novel water based polymers. After his stint in research he joined the Intermediates Division and was delegated to India, where he was head of New Business Development of the Intermediates Division as well as responsible for marketing and sales of specialty chemicals for the Pharmaceutical Industry. He also led the Pharma Industry Target Group at BASF India, a platform created to bring in synergies amongst different divisions of BASF servicing the pharmaceutical industry.
Before joining BASF he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland working on asymmetric organic synthesis. He received his PhD from Stanford University, USA, in the area of Bio-inorganic Chemistry. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Science and Journal of American Chemical Society and has co-authored more than 20 patents.
Pulakesh sits on the Board of Director of Luca Technologies and Allylix and serves as Board Observer in Solidia Technologies and Arcadia BioSciences. He also serves in the advisory board of NREL VC advisory Board and Stanford Energy Club.