Jennifer Hopp - a serial entrepreneur, startup advisor and angel investor - launched BizStart.Live in 2016 as a simple project to help more startups gain access to investors in Silicon Valley. The show quickly took on a life of it’s own and became the first live "Shark Tank"-like, recurring web-broadcast. Jennifer paused the show while the software company she founded was going through acquisition and subsequently launched a new venture capital firm called ATO Ventures.
The new BizStart.Live is designed to have even greater impact and reach. Each month, selected startups pitch to industry experts and investors who provide feedback and help the entrepreneurs hone their story. The startups then craft short pitch videos that are distributed to a large network of active investors based on their industry, sector, stage and regions of interest.
It truly is an incredible opportunity for startups, that otherwise would not get a meeting with these investors, to be heard. Likewise, investors get the rare opportunity to learn about startups that would not be in their pipeline but for BizStart.Live.
We are excited to be taking Jennifer's original vision and expanding it to new heights, and look forward to having you join us!