Fundraising

Spring 2011 New York 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:
2011-06-20, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Jason Finger
Managing Member, Oxygen Capital Partners, LLC

My name is Jason Finger, currently an EIR at Bessemer Venture Partners and Managing Member of Oxygen Capital Partners. In 1999, I founded SeamlessWeb and served as CEO through 2010. I was named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and received numerous other awards and honor...

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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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