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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


8.36
Alvin Yap
CEO, TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd

Alvin is the CEO of TheMobileGamer, an award-winning and venture funded startup based in Singapore. TMG develops mobile social games played by over 2.5 million users across SEA and thousands more are joining each day.

7.57
Takeshi Ebihara
General Partner, Rebright Partners / Batavia Incubator

Ebihara has 20 years career as Venture Capitalist, as well as serial entrepreneur in internet industry. His carrier started at JAFCO, the largest Venture Capital firm in Japan. Then he founded several internet startups himself as serial entrepreneur, includes CEO role o...

8.07
Trip Adler
CEO, Scribd

Trip Adler is CEO of Scribd, a fast growing provider of digital paper and document sharing. Scribd currently has more than 50 million monthly users and more than 50,000 documents are uploaded daily in just over two years of existence. Trip joined Y Combinator after Harvar...

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