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Fundraising

Spring 2011 San Francisco 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:
2011-06-07, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.45
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 ...

8.55
Phil Libin
CEO, Evernote

Phil Libin is the CEO of Evernote, a web service designed to allow users to easily capture and store information, memories, and content in any environment. Prior to Evernote, Phil was a founder of two other successful tech startups: CoreStreet and Engine 5. He has been wr...

8.00
Stu West
CFO, Kno, Inc.

Stu is the CFO at <a href="http://automattic.com/">Automattic</a>, the company behind <a href="http://wordpress.com">WordPress.com</a>, the Web’s most popular publishing platform. Earlier roles include EIR at venture capital firm <a href="http://a16z.com/">Andreessen Hor...

8.17
David Sacks
CEO, Yammer

David Sacks is the Founder/CEO of Yammer, the enterprise social network, and Geni.com, a family tree of the world. Previously, Sacks was the COO and product leader of PayPal until its acquisition by eBay. He also produced and financed the hit movie Thank You For Smoking ...

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