Seattle 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.
2013-01-15, 06:30 PM
Dan Shapiro - Founder, Sparkbuy (Seattle FI) , VSCO
Dan Shapiro sold his most recent company, Sparkbuy, to Google where he is CEO of the Google Comparison subsidary. Previously he founded Ontela (now Photobucket) and worked at RealNetworks, Microsoft, and Wildseed (acquired by AOL). His companies have been named Dow Jone...
Andy is the founder and CEO of BuddyTV, an entertainment and media centered online community. Prior to BuddyTV, Andy was the vice president and general manager at Atlas DTM, and previously the president and CEO of NetConversions, Inc. He holds a B.S. in electrical enginee...
Enrique Godreau III
Co-Founder, Voyager Capital
Enrique has been active in the information technology industry for 30 years. His experience includes 15 years in research, product development, and business management and 15 years in venture capital investing. He cofounded Voyager Capital in 1996, a Seattle-based early-s...