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A Breakdown of the Seed to Series A Fundraising Process in 2013
After much thought, you have decided to start a company with a few friends – now what? Where will the money come from and how do you get to it? This panel will discuss the process they have seen used over numerous ventures, from both the company side and the investor side. Areas to be addressed include:
• Where does very firms money in come from? What are structures used for founders, friends and family?
• What is the process for raising from angel investors, and when do you do that? What are the structures, terms and time frames for the angel community?
• What about Angelist and other crowd funding platforms, when is that appropriate?
• How do you build a fundable team?
• How to you build the funnel of investors, what is the vetting process there?
• How do you approach the VC community in a way that will work? What works best to get into the “known source” referral system?
• What are the normal terms/deal terms that are now seen for seed/early stage ventures (pre-VC)? VC?
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Panelists (more to come....):
Ben Smith is a Venture Partner with Accelerator Ventures, institutional seed fund based in New York and San Francisco. He has invested in 30 different funds and companies over the past 10 years.
Jim Scheinman, Maven Ventures, has spent the last 20 years of his career as an Entrepreneur and investor in one capacity or another. He’s been a founder, executive, angel investor, attorney, mentor capitalist and venture capitalist at many successful Silicon Valley consumer startups. In January 2013, Jim launched Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Venture Fund in Palo Alto to tap into the massive trend of the groundswell of entrepreneurship; and to scale his successful angel investing business, Maven Ventures, which he founded in late 2008. Jim gave a TED talk in Long Beach in 2012 and serves as a speaker and startup competition judge at many consumer startup conferences.
Tom Cervantez, Harvard Angels - is the founder of the Harvard Angels and Chairman of the Golden Gate Angels, active angel investor groups based in SF/Silicon Valley.
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation