Post Seed 2016


The mission of the third annual “Post-Seed” Conference is to bring together the best and brightest minds around early-stage financing for a one-day focused event, targeting investors, early-stage founders, and members of the startup press.


Increasingly, early-stage founders have many financing options at their disposal. From crowdfunding, to debt financing, to a vibrant angel investing environment, the options available to founders are plentiful. However, for a variety of reasons, larger venture capital firms have largely elected to write bigger checks slightly later in the life cycle of a company. The result: a significant gap between seed financings and larger institutional investments. This gap is “Post-Seed.”

Investors & Early-stage Founders

The “Post-Seed” Conference will examine this trend and organize leaders from the investment world to discuss the topic, as well as founders who have personally been through the process. This type of content doesn’t exist on Twitter or in blogs and, for that reason, we’re excited to put on this show and to invite you to participate.






The Village

969 Market St, San Francisco, California



Video: Post Seed and Small A round is a big thing

Vatornews - January 9th, 2017

Video: Getting to a super-sized A round and liquidity

Vatornews - January 4th, 2017

Video: Investing in categories no one is paying attention to

Vatornews - January 2nd, 2017

Video: CEOs who navigated the Post Seed waters

Vatornews - December 30th, 2016

Video: Duncan Davidson at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 22nd, 2016

Video: Ezra Roizen at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 19th, 2016

Video: Jeff Lawson at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 16th, 2016

Hard look at risk reward in venture capital @ 2016 Post Seed Conference –why Latinxs should care

LiBiz - December 15th, 2016

Video: Aydin Senkut at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 12th, 2016

Video: Dan Scheinman at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 9th, 2016

Video: Chamath Palihapitiya at Post Seed 2016

Vatornews - December 7th, 2016

Entrepreneurs: Post Seed with Marc

Mapping Company Sucess - December 4th, 2016

Silicon Valley Challenged to Reach a Higher Bar

WSJ - December 1st, 2016

Bullpen Capital, Vator and Haystack to Host the 3rd Annual Post Seed Conference in San Francisco

Prweb - November 9th, 2016

Why Peter Thiel doesn’t believe in your ‘platform’

Venturebeat - December 2nd, 2015

Peter Thiel on the Red Flags He Avoids in Startup Investing

Inc - December 2nd, 2015

Benner on Tech: Living in the Future and Billion-Dollar Startups

Bloomberg - December 3rd, 2014

‘Post-seed’ investing is a strategy, not an investment stage, says Bullpen Capital partner

Venturebeat - December 2nd, 2014

Rabois: investors are misleading with post seed rounds

Vatornews - December 2nd, 2014

How To Hire When Everyone Wants To Found Their Own Startup

Techcrunch - December 2nd, 2014

Explaining the Post-Seed gap: why is it happening?

Vatornews - November 29th, 2014


See pictures from the event: