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Winter 2010 Houston 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.
2011-02-16, 07:30 PM


Phil Libin
Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst

Phil is a three-time co-founder and CEO, most recently of Evernote where he currently serves as chairman of the board. After 19 years of starting and running companies, Phil became a VC at General Catalyst. The world can move in two directions: we can become more like Sta...

Justin Moore
CEO, Axcient, Inc.

Justin is the Founder & CEO of Axcient and a Venture Partner at Thomvest Ventures. Axcient currently protects nearly 3 billion files and applications in the cloud and ensures data and application uptime for businesses. Justin has a broad background as an entrepreneur and...

Russ Fradin
Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal

Russell Fradin is the Founder and CEO of Dynamic Signal, a new startup in the Social Media Marketing and Monitoring space. Prior to founding Dynamic Signal, Russ was the co-founder and CEO of Adify, acquired by Cox for $300M in the Spring of 2008. Prior to starting ...

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