Fundraising

Medellín Spring 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:
2012-08-22, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.00
Wim Vernaeve
Co-founder, Green Park Investment Partners

Wim is a founding partner of Green Park Investment Partners, a deal based investment fund based in Belgium. Previously he spent 6 years in London and co-founded Bragster, the social network for daredevils where people can dare their friends and post video evidence of thei...

8.83
Alan Colmenares
Managing Partner, Socialatom Ventures

Alan Colmenares is the Director for the Founder Institute in Colombia, South America. He moved to Latin America from the states at the age of 31 more than 10 years ago. He holds a BSEE degree from Lehigh University and worked for a number of start-ups in Silicon Valle...

8.83
Conrad Egusa
Founder, Brownstein & Egusa

Conrad Egusa is the founder of Brownstein & Egusa. He has consulted for global brands (Intercontinental Hotels Group), leading internet businesses (Eyeglasses.com), and Y Combinator startups. He is currently the founder of ESPACIO, which is a community coworking space loc...

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