Paris Spring 2013 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?

Plan to raise your first round.

2013-07-08, 06:30 PM


Cédric Naintré
Director, Redwood MES

Co-founder of the third largest Internet Service Provider in Chile. Co-founder of Glowria, the largest online DVD rental service in continental Europe. Formerly General Manager of StarMedia Chile, an Internet portal, and partner in a venture capital firm operating in Chil...

Sylvain Poisson
relations institutions et écosystèmes, SOGEDEV

Litteraire de formation, et après avoir exercé des fonctions dans les relations internationales ou en marketing/communication institutionnel, je suis depuis 3 ans responsable des relations avec les institutions et écosystèmes chez Sogedev. J'ai aussi été 5 ans entreprene...

Jim Franklin
CEO, SendGrid

Jim is the CEO of SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability. Previously, James Franklin was the VP and General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit and the VP for Enterprise Performance Management for Oracle Corporation. Previously Jim was the CEO of Dec...

Maximilien Oursel
Partner, Pléiade Venture

Maximilien OURSEL has been Venture Capitalist since 1999 at Seeft and Pléiade Venture. He has invested in such successful companies as Adomos, Fimasys,, or smartTrade. Before that he was an Analyst for a financial IT Asset Management firm and a Corp...

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