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Hack finance for your startup - Lili Balfour

  • Aug 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Learn how to raise capital for your startup with Lili Balfour!


Lili Balfour is the founder and CEO of the SoMa-based financial advisory firm, Atelier Advisors, creator of Lean Finance for Startups, Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, and How to Crowd Fund a Million Dollars, author of Master the Finance Game, and host of the Finance for Entrepreneurs broadcast on Spreecast. 

After spending fifteen years in investment management and investment banking, she decided to develop a firm to cater to the specific needs of early-stage companies. At Atelier Advisors, Lili advises leading brands across industries: from tech to consumer goods. In the past, she has advised over 100 brands, including:

Bag, Borrow, or Steal, Visual IQ, Alpha Theory, Derivix, Practice Fusion, Peeled Snacks, Sustainable Minds, Firescope, Chix 6, Duchess Marden, Erin Fetherston, Eckart Tolle, and Stuart Skorman (founder of Reel.com, Elephant Pharmacy, Hungry Minds, and Clerk Dogs (sold to Netflix)). While advising companies at Atelier Advisors, she observed a common theme - -brilliant founders avoided finance. She began writing about entrepreneurial finance to solve this problem.


As a native of Silicon Valley and a first generation Mexican American, Lili understands the importance of imparting wisdom learned in Silicon Valley to the rest of the world. Her goal is to teach the entire planet about entrepreneurial finance.

HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL + MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER COMPANY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koiD7DyMQF4

3 STEPS TO RAISING CAPITAL FAST 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WItd3o52Y-w


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  • Raj L.

    Hey guys, Lili had provided a great discount for us. Take this opportunity to learn about pitching.

    October 18, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Pitch Camp: How to Pitch Investors.

    https://howtopitchinvestors.eventbrite.com/?discount=HD30

    Are you ready to learn how to pitch investors?

    Join us for a fun, informal pitch event!

    6:00 to 7:00 Cocktail Reception
    7:00 to 7:30 How to Pitch Investors
    7:30 to 8:00 Audience Pitches + Feedback

    We'll be serving tasty drinks and bites:

    Up and to the Right - Fresh squeezed OJ and Gin
    Unicorn Juice - Sangria
    Series A Crunch - Our Special Blend of Popcorn

    October 18, 2014

  • Lili B.

    I included a link to the video that explains how to scrape data from the web. You can find it in the comments of the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aHdbguSfgY&feature=youtu.be&t=26s

    3 · August 30, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Photos for the meetup are posted at facebook Photos for Hack finance for your startup - Lili Balfour https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.553033621469793 Join our facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/StanfordIgniter/

    RSVP for our next exclusive event on Startup hacking with Steve Blank here http://www.meetup.com/Igniter/events/192403652/

    August 24, 2014

  • Valerie K.

    This was an excellent session. Thanks to Lili to creating lots of video resources.

    3 · August 22, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Valerie.

      1 · August 22, 2014

  • Lennon L.

    Great talk! Can we get the slides?

    2 · August 20, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Yup! We'll make the slides available to you all :)

      4 · August 21, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Lennon.

      August 22, 2014

  • Hassan A.

    Very informative

    2 · August 20, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Hassan.

      August 22, 2014

  • Yousuf M.

    Excellent talk.

    2 · August 20, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Yousuf.

      August 22, 2014

  • Cynthia L.

    Excellent session by Lili, very practical. Her presentation style is very engaging!

    2 · August 21, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Cynthia.

      August 22, 2014

  • Scott M.

    Lili speaks very fast but still manages to be clear and concise. She speaks in plain, easy to understand language and packed a lot of information in a short period. I will definitely be checking out her SpreeCast to explore the topics covered even deeper.

    4 · August 21, 2014

    • Lawrence Y.

      Agreed! It was great to see how she demystified startup finance and funding, and even gave encouragement to the natural introverts among us!

      3 · August 21, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Scott and Lawrence. Introverts unite!

      1 · August 22, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Awesome event, very practical advice.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Lucie N.

    Exceptional presentation and event. Many thanks, Raj, Cynthia and Lili!

    3 · August 21, 2014

    • Lili B.

      Thanks, Lucie.

      August 22, 2014

  • Tom S.

    Well prepared, Succinct, Enjoyable.

    3 · August 21, 2014

  • Lili B.

    Thanks to all who attended! I enjoyed meeting everyone. Below you will find info for the free Spreecast and YouTube videos. We cover everything from convertible notes to pitching investors. Spreecast
    www.spreecast.com/users/lilibalfour

    YouTube
    www.youtube.com/user/lilibalfour

    You can enroll in the intro courses on Udemy for free using the code HACKERDOJO. Udemy
    www.udemy.com/u/lilibalfour

    You can use the code HACKERDOJO to receive 50% off a one-on-one Popexpert session. I strongly encourage you to watch the videos and complete the online course prior to scheduling a Popexpert session. The one-on-one sessions are a great way to tie everything together.

    PopExpert
    www.popexpert.com/lilibalfour

    Keep in touch!
    Lili

    2 · August 22, 2014

  • Jerome

    Hi...one more question....is the streaming being recorded so I can view later? many thanks....

    August 20, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Yes, we'll post the recording once it's ready!

      August 21, 2014

    • Jerome

      Hi Cynthia....I could not make it during streaming session, and I live far away....I didn't get an answer until late last night....can I still buy the ticket online for the recorded session? I just tried it....it says sale ended. thanks Jerome

      1 · August 21, 2014

  • Scott M.

    Looking forward to the deck as well. I'll be taking the SaaS metrics slide and building a Revenue/Financial model/template that I'll be happy to share. Contact me at [masked] if interested. I'll be checking out her SpreeCast and work on the Cap Table as well.

    2 · August 21, 2014

  • Imran A.

    I didn't got a link for the live stream, can someone email it to me please, I paid for it through eventbrite.

    August 20, 2014

    • Raj L.

      The live stream link was in the virtual ticket, I will send you link to high quality video

      August 21, 2014

  • Ragy E.

    I paid but couldn't attend in person. How can I view the live stream or a recorded session?

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      We'll post the recording once it's ready!

      1 · August 21, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Prizes now also includes One free hour of Mentoring and Consulting with the Benchmark Financial Solutions team!! Tweet Now! More info here http://vorkspace.com/blog/index.php/tweet-about-your-funding-dreams-and-win-a-prize/

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone advise on how to buy a ticket in advance for this event?
    thanks!

    August 19, 2014

  • Jerome

    Hi I live far away...are you sure there is an online streaming version ticket? If for sure, I am in...many thanks

    August 19, 2014

  • Fardeen R.

    Hi Raj, will there be a livestream of the event later for those who are unable to attend?

    August 12, 2014

  • Lucie N.

    Hi, still need to change my registration from online to IRL but look forward to seeing you all on the 20th! Thanks, hosts!

    August 10, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Remote igniters, signup for online viewing here. https://igniters-hack-finance-lilibalfour-online.eventbrite.com

    July 30, 2014

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