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Softlayer Technologies Inc.

Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a diverse customer portfolio from Web startups to global enterprises.

Rightscale Inc. 

RightScale® Inc., cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

Fundraising

Singapore 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

Alvin Yap
CEO, TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd
Takeshi Ebihara
General Partner, Rebright Partners / Batavia Incubator
Trip Adler
CEO, Scribd

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