Fundraising

New York 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, 06:00 PM

Mentors


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Jeff Stewart
Founder & CEO, Lenddo

Jeff Stewart is the Founder of Lenddo, the world’s first online community that empowers the emerging middle class to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor,...

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David Rose
CEO, Gust

David is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the standard collaboration platform for over 40,000 early-stage investors. David is Managing Principal of Rose Tech Ventures, Chairman of Egret Capital Partners, and Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economi...

7.56
Tereza Nemessanyi
EIR and Chief Troublemaker, Microsoft Startups

Tereza Nemessanyi leads Microsoft’s presence with Startups in the East, helping high-growth startups go further and faster by leveraging the best of Microsoft. A seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive, Tereza’s breadth and depth of experience across high...

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