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FI Silicon Valley Graduation w/Keynote from Alumni who Raised a $12M Series A

Learn about new technology businesses

May 19, 2022
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
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Completing the Founder Institute pre-seed accelerator program is an honor. The program is challenging, and the expectations are demanding. Join us for the Graduation of the latest Silicon Valley cohort, where you can see an inspiring keynote from Taj Adhav, CEO of Leasecake, a Silicon Valley FI Alumni that recently raised a $12M Series A, and a few "debut" presentations from graduating Alumni. Learn about some of the pre-seed companies that will go onto seed-accelerators, raise funding, and build the next great Silicon Valley startups. There will also be an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and celebrate the new Graduates.
About the Keynote Speaker
Taj Adhav, is the CEO of Leasecake. Leasecake is a FI Silicon Valley Alumni that recently closed their $12M Series A, since graduating from the FI Silicon Valley 2019 program. They are the lease and location management operating system for private-equity firms, franchisors, corporate tenants, brokers, and landlords. Learn about the their journey from Idea to Series A in this inspiring keynote.

Who Should Attend?
  • Alumni, mentors, and friends of the Founder Institute
  • Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Washington DC
  • Anyone interested in learning about the innovative pre-seed companies coming out of the Washington DC program 

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Mercedes Bankston

Founder @ Funderstar LTD


Taj Adhav

Founder @ Leasecake

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