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Paris 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.
2013-01-22, 06:30 PM


Maximilien Oursel
Partner, Pléiade Venture

Maximilien OURSEL has been Venture Capitalist since 1999 at Seeft and then Pléiade Venture. He has invested in such successful companies as Adomos, Fimasys,, or smartTrade. Before that he was an Analyst for a financial IT Asset Management firm and a...

Yann Lechelle
Co-founder, APPSFIRE

Yann Lechelle is a Paris-based entrepreneur with deep knowledge in software architecture, development and usage both in highly sophisticated fields (trading software in Wall Street or cartoon animation in Hollywood) or in scalable web platforms. He founded ETHERYL in 2001...

Jean Marie Chauvet
Managing Partner, LC Capital

Jean-Marie is a co-founder of Neuron Data in Palo Alto, CA where he served a a CTO. He co-designed and co-authored NEXPERT, the leading Macintosh, PC and workstation-based Artificial Intelligence and expert system tool. The company went public in 2000 and was later acqu...

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