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Microsoft BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark® will host the Founder Institute in Rome.

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Rome Autumn 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?

Plan to raise your first round.
2013-02-14, 03:30 PM


Antonio Leonforte
Co-founder & CEO

Antonio Leonforte is Co-founder & CEO at Fhoster. He is also a seasoned software engineer with 16+ years of professional experience (2 years spent abroad in UK and NL) on a wide range of application domains ranging from real-time military systems to large distributed inf...

Augusto Coppola
Director, LVenture Group / LUISS ENLABS

Director of the LUISS ENLABS acceleration program held by LVenture Group, the first Italian listed fund, Augusto is also President and co-founder of InnovAction Lab, the no-profit association that is turning university students into startup talents. He helped found two in...

Marco Magnocavallo
Venture Partner & Serial Entrepreneur

Marco Magnocavallo is a serial entrepreneur, product manager and technology executive. His most recent company, Blogo, became the most visited vertical blog network in Europe with more than 11 ml/uu month with activities in 5 countries. He sold a first stake of Blogo ...

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