What You'll Learn:
- What are the current early-stage investment trends
- What investors look for and how to prepare your startup for fundraising
- How to communicate with investors efficiently and what type of information to provide them with
Omar Zaki - Managing Director at Qima Ventures:
Omar has been building and managing international ventures and projects for over 20 years. He brings tremendous versatility and utility across different sectors, with both an investor and operator lens across each stage of business. Omar has been advising early stage founders and companies on their Investment Readiness, in addition to supporting growth for late-stage companies and investors in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Climate-tech, Agri-tech, AI and other high impact sectors. He is an active Venture Partner with several accelerators and VCs, and is also building his own ventures syndicate platform Qima Ventures. John Roberts - Managing Partner at Boot64 Ventures:
John is a Limited Partner in three funds and has made 21 angel investments. In May 2023 John and his business partner launched a new pre-seed focused VC firm, Boot64 Ventures, after completing the VC Lab program. The new firm has made six investments to date with a four-year target of approximately sixty. John is a member of New Orleans Angel Network, GEDA, The New Orleans Chamber and mentor in Loyola University’s LaunchU startup program. John has experience serving on BODs in leadership positions such as the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Community Foundation and was the youngest President of the Gulf Coast Shell Board.
About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute
is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.