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Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network

Learn the ins and outs of fundraising

Date
Sep 27, 2023
Time
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Address
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Do you want to ask startup investors questions about fundraising in a judgment-free environment? Are you looking to raise funding in the future, and want to learn what investors look for, how they evaluate potential investments, and more? Then join us for this interactive, online fundraising Q&A event, featuring VCs and investors from the 'FI Venture Network'. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and ask in-depth questions.
 What You'll Learn

  • The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding
  • How to make yourself more attractive to investors
  • How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants, loans, and more

Moderator:

  •  Ayhan Isaacs  - Head of Global Growth at Founder Institute: Ayhan is an alumnus of FI Toronto, and co-leads the UAE- GCC FI chapter. For the past 6+ years, he has worked with over 40 venture-funded startups to drive their MoM growth from running ad & email campaigns to outbound prospecting. 

Featured Experts:

  • Darryl Bandoro- Venture Investor at VC Investor: Darryl Bandoro is a VC, seasoned angel investor and startup advisor with years of experience in co-founding successful fintech and SaaS startups. With a diverse private equity advising and business lending background, Darryl has helped high-net-worth investors make informed investments across North America. He has personally invested in several B2B startups spanning various sectors such as marketing, automotive, and blockchain.

  • John Colgan - Venture Investor at VC Investor: John Colgan is a generalist investor who invests in public and private markets with a focus on technology. In addition to investing, he advises early-stage companies with focuses ranging from generative AI software development to pet food formulated with invasive species. In a prior life, John practiced law, most recently for Google where he spent over a decade litigating global intellectual property and competition law disputes. He earned his B.S. in General Engineering and minor in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

  • Mimi Park - Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures: Mimi Park is a Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures. She is also the founder of Instamommies, an on-demand platform focusing on the needs of parents. She worked for the major wirehouses Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, UBS, and ING, managing a portfolio of $600M, before joining the startup world in Silicon Valley. Her education includes an M.B.A. and a dual B.Sc. in Microbiology & Chemistry, and being graduate of Founder Institute Silicon Valley.

Any questions can be asked by the audience!

About the FI Venture Network
The FI Venture Network is an exclusive network of investors actively funding pre-seed and seed-stage startups before anyone else.  Learn more by visiting the FI Venture Network page.

Additional Resources:
Find more Startup Events, learn about Funding Benchmarks and Milestones, or visit our Insights Blog for more startup tips.

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 7,300 entrepreneurs raise over 1.8 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. 

Speakers

Darryl

Darryl Bandoro

John

John Colgan

Investor @ VU Venture Partners

Mimi

Mimi Park

Deal Partner @ Ganas Ventures

Platinum Partners

Local Partners

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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 1.8 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.


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