Fundraising

Washington DC Autumn 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:
2013-01-30, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.79
Glen Hellman
Business Strategist, Driven Forward, LLC

Glen Hellman is Washington's own Mr Cranky as crowned by the Washington Business Journal, and DC's #1 ranked startup blogge. He's a former serial entrepreneur with multiple IPOs and $100M M&A exits. He's a reformed hired-gun, turn-around CEO in the employ of Venture Capit...

8.25
Ajay Sravanapudi
CTO, Videology

Ajay Sravanapudi is the CTO of Videology, a leading Video advertising technology company. Prior to that, Ajay was the Founder and CEO of LucidMedia, a leading Demand Side Platform in display advertising. For the past 10 years, as he transformed a three person startup ...

9.64
Eric Koefoot
Co-founder, Ascend Sales Partner

As co-founder of Ascend Sales Partner, Eric Koefoot helps companies make sense of the Internet and how it impacts their future, assists in the development of new revenue-generating products, and builds sustainable, profitable digital businesses. An experienced software...

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