Fundraising

New York Spring 2012 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:
2012-05-23, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.31
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,...

8.31
Lorenzo Thione
Co-Founder, Artify It, StartOut

Lorenzo Thione is co-founder and Chief Executive of The Social Edge, a growing marketing and communication agency who has helped clients across several industries garner, grow and maintain popularity and engagement through social media, most notably, George Takei, with wh...

8.56
Jim Sherman
Founder, Chairman & CEO, ShermansTravel Media, LLC

Jim Sherman is founder and Chairman of ShermansTravel Media, LLC, an online travel publishing firm that helps travelers to find the best travel deals and provides money saving destination advice by its experts. The business reaches over 3 million travelers each month, a...

9.08
David Beatty
Managing Director, Golden Seeds

David Beatty is an entrepreneur and Angel investor, currently serving as Managing Director of Golden Seeds- The most active angel group in the US. David is currently Co-foudner of ProSeeder technologies, an online equity fundraising platform. As well as being an active...

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