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Fundraising

Winter 2010 Seattle 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:
2011-03-07, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Dan Shapiro
Serial Entrepreneur, Board of Directors, Photobucket

Dan Shapiro sold his most recent company, Sparkbuy, to Google where he is CEO of the Google Comparison subsidary. Previously he founded Ontela (now Photobucket) and worked at RealNetworks, Microsoft, and Wildseed (acquired by AOL). His companies have been named Dow Jone...

8.82
Chris Devore
General Partner & Co-Founder, Founders Co-op

Chris DeVore is a General Partner and co-founder of Founders Co-op, a seed-stage investment fund in Seattle. Chris's background includes prior roles as COO and co-founder of Judy's Book, a venture-backed local search company; VP of eBusiness at Sapient (NASDAQ:SAPE); ...

8.50
Glenn Kelman
CEO, Redfin

I co-founded Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed enterprise software company that created the corporate portal market & went public in 2002 before being bought by Oracle. I've run Redfin since October 2005, when it was just a few guys in an apartment; the company has grow...

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