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Fall 2011 Amsterdam 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.
2012-01-24, 06:30 PM


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Hendrik Halbe
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Floris Van Alkemade
Managing Partner, Solid Ventures

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