Fundraising

Denver Summer 2012 Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Goal:
Plan to raise your first round.

Date:
2012-08-20, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.22
Paul Guerin
CEO, Rebit

Currently CEO of Rebit, Inc. in Longmont, CO. Previous roles include CEO Jabber Inc. (acquired by Cisco), CEO Intelligent Solutions, and executive sales and management roles at successful startups Digital Archaeology (acquired by Delano Inc.) , Torrent Systems (acquired b...

9.33
Luke Beatty
Vice President & General Manager, Yahoo!

Luke is a Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo! Associated Content, which he founded in 2005, was acquired by Yahoo! 2010. Associated Content is known as the web’s first crowd sourced media platform. Prior to founding Associated Content, Luke was the VP of Bus...

9.44
Jon Nordmark
Co-Founder, CEO, UsingMiles.com (Wambo, eBags)

Jon is the co-founder of Wambo and co-founder/board member of eBags. Wambo’s "properties" are a portfolio of companies in which Wambo has become an investor, which includes UsedTunes, TrekShare, UsingMiles and a few more Web-based businesses. Jon founded eBags in 1998 and...

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