Have your eyes set on a series B? Join investor Stacey Bishop and VP of Oracle for Startups, Jason Williamson, where they'll provide insights on the shared DNA of all great companies and best practices that entrepreneurs should apply for their own startups, including tips for founders on how to successfully get from Series A to Series B, such as:
-- Ways to deliver a good pitch that offers clear takeaways and a compelling story
-- How founders can plan ahead to give themselves the flexibility to raise at the right time
-- Tactics for smart hiring, which is a core requirement for successful scaling
Scale Venture Partners
Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem
Stacey invests in business applications driving the Future of Work. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aviso, Abstract, Demandbase, Extole, Lever, Namely, Narvar, Sailthru and Textio. Prior board positions include HubSpot, Bizible and Vitrue (Acq: Oracle). Stacey also originated investments in ExactTarget, acquired by Salesforce, and Omniture, acquired by Adobe.
Stacey is a founding member of AllRaise and an advisor to The University Growth Fund. Prior to ScaleVP, Stacey specialized in M&A within Bank of America’s Corporate Development Group, worked in equity research at Morgan Stanley and began her career as an account manager at Syntel.
Jason Williamson is vice president of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem, Oracle’s startup program for entrepreneurs worldwide. In this capacity, he leads the business development initiatives and strategies across the program’s key audiences, including startups, customers, partners and Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Jason was at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he created and led several key initiatives within the investment and startup community. He has a background in both Fortune 500 firms and the startup world. Among his startup efforts, he co-founded the construction industry’s first CRM SaaS offering, an International NGO for Entrepreneurial Development, and is currently launching a company in the pediatric healthcare space. Jason also served as an assistant professor for five years at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and has authored three books. He served his country as a United States Marine and lives in Raleigh with his wife and four children, where he coaches high school girls’ basketball, drinks sweet tea and eats bbq as much as possible.