Event: May 1st, 2024 | Downtown, San Francisco

fnIRL 2024

Fundraising in a Shifting Landscape

*Access to leading VCs and their investment strategies

*In-depth discussions on the latest fundraising trends 

*Investor speed-dating with 20 VCs and Angels

superhuman product market fit founder network
fnIRL 2024

Amidst a shifting economic landscape and cautious investor sentiment, navigating the path to secure funding has become more intricate than ever.

fnIRL 2024 brings together seasoned investors and ambitious founders for a one-day conference designed to help attendees navigate the changing tides of fundraising. Whether you're a seasoned investor seeking high-growth opportunities or a founder eager to crack the fundraising code, this conference offers the chance to unlock actionable insights on the latest trends, and forge critical connections with potential partners.

Investor Syndicate

fnIRL Agenda

Robin McIntosh's Path to $118M

Learn from the mastermind behind Workit Health's record-breaking Series C funding and unlock her secrets to defying fundraising odds.

Futurecasting the Startup Landscape

Chart your course with Peter Walker of Carta as he unveils the hottest sectors and technologies attracting VC dollars, preparing you for future market shifts.

Demystifying Due Diligence

Get inside the minds of VCs as they reveal what truly matters - market validation, team strength, and financial projections laid bare.

From Pitch Deck to Partnership

Witness a candid fireside chat where investors and founders dissect the intricacies of their collaborative journey.

Deal or No Deal: Understanding Term Sheets and Negotiating with Confidence

Learn how to assess your leverage and set realistic goals, structure your deal for long-term success, and anticipate common pitfalls.

Investor Speed Dating

Connect with potential partners in a fast-paced, fun environment.

2024 Speakers


Fundraising in a Shifting Landscape

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"Fantastic program with relevant and high quality content, all in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The VCs were all approachable and supportive."
"fnIRL is a startup conference like no other. Where else is the ratio of entrepreneurs to investors almost 1:1? Where else does everyone actually spend the time to really connect and help?"
"I’ve attended other networking and startup events. This was by far the most open, non-pretentious, and supportive experience I have attended."

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Past Speakers

Adam Cheyer

Co-Founder & VP Engineering

Viv & Siri

Adam Cheyer is an inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering executive who explores how computers can augment individual and collective intelligence. He is currently co-founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, a startup whose goal is to simplify the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Previously, Adam was co-founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc. Adam is also a Founding Member and Advisor to Change.org (180M people taking action, victories every day), and a co-founder of Sentient.ai (solving the world’s hardest problems through massively-scaled machine learning). As a researcher, Adam has authored 60 publications and 25 issued patents.

Dave Lambert

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Right Side Capital

Dave Lambert is Managing Director and co-founder of Right Side Capital. His firm is one of the most active pre-VC stage investors in the US. Right Side Capital primarily invests in companies raising sub-$500k rounds at sub-$4M valuations that already have a live product generating revenue. They use a quantitative investment selection process to make very quick YES / NO decisions and have invested into 1,300+ portfolio companies since 2012. Prior to founding Right Side Capital, Dave was CEO and co-founder of two different technology startups; one hardware, and one software.

Dave Renz


Tanooki Labs

Dave is an entrepreneur with a diverse background and process driven approach to solving technology and business challenges. He has a degree in Computer Science, worked in enterprise IT, venture capital, corporate innovation and many startups. Today, he is the co-founder of Tanooki Labs, a software design and development firm that focuses on helping founders bring their products and services to market and supporting growth.

Vaishnavi Srivathsan


Vaish is a tech entrepreneur, building in Generative AI and is focused on where it can generate 100x returns. Prior to this, she helped companies like Box and Samsara scale in an efficient manner through their growth phases. At heart, she is a generalist and a first principles problem solver who's worked across strategy, product and GTM teams. She is passionate about applying technology in creative ways to improve human lives.

Nuno Goncalves Pedro

Founder & Managing Partner


Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a Managing Partner and Founder at Chamaeleon and Strive Capital. He is also a Co-founder and Host at Tech Deciphered and was a Venture Partner at Grishin Robotics. He attended Instituto Superior Técnico.

Kendrick Kho

Global Enterprise/Software Lead

Global Founders Capital

Kendrick is now the global enterprise / software lead at Global Founders Capital. Focus areas also include fintech, real estate tech, and deeptech. Kendrick was a Senior Associate at Hone Capital, leading the development and use of Hone’s quantitative tools. Prior to joining Hone Capital, he worked in renewable energy, virtual reality,consumer electronics, and management consulting. Kendrick holds three degrees from Stanford University: an MS in Management Science and Engineering, a BS in Science, Technology, and Society, and a BS in Earth Systems.

Dave Anderson

Founding Partner

Beat Ventures

Dave is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, a pre-seed/seed venture fund that invests up to $500K in applied AI companies that augment and enhance human performance rather than fully replacing it. Early checks into Ziva Dynamics (acq. by Unity), Bipi (acq. by RBI), AEYE (NASDAQ: LIDR), Common Sense Machines, Drishti, Operant AI, Volur, Stack AI, Oxen, Central Casting AI, Middleware, Hireguide, Treehouse, Fishtail, Clockwork, Safe, Mentorcam, Dropverse, UH, Carbice, Nauto, Metawave, Realtime Robotics, May Mobility, Skip, Clubhouse, Firefly, SoftDrive, and 2 stealth companies. Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20s, Huffington Post, Blac Magazine, and ABC’s 20/20.

Robert Mallernee


ETON Solutions

As CEO of ETON Solutions Rob is leading a third-generation wealth management technology firm in developing and offering the most comprehensive, integrated platform for the family office, multi-family office and wealth manager market. The ETON Solutions platform is based upon Rob’s deep domain expertise in wealth management, supplemented by strong systems development and client service teams.

David Ordal

Founder & CEO


David is passionate about building technology companies. He was the Founder and CEO at ExaVault, which was acquired by Files.com in late 2021. He maintains a bliki (blog+wiki) at www.startupcto.com, which contains a brain dump of the practical, hands-on lessons that he’s learned while developing tech startups.

Richard White

Founder & CEO


Richard White has been a founder and deeply entrenched in the Silicon Valley startup scene for the last two decades. He was Product Design lead at Kiko.com, the startup that Justin Kan and Emmett (subsequent founders of Twitch.tv) sold on ebay for $258K. He went on to found UserVoice where he is still chairman of the board. He founded Fathom Video in 2020 and was in YC Class of Winter 2021.

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