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A Conversation About The F-word: Funding

Craig Vachon will lead an interactive presentation and conversation about startup funding. Craig served as a mentor at the last two TechRaising events and he's offered to provide an overview of the funding space and share his framework for how to approach startup funding.

Craig wrote his first business plan at 12 years old, sold his first company at 25 years old, and has been a relentless entrepreneur/angel investor ever-since. To date, Craig has raised $1.17B in PE/VC investment for 14 companies in seven countries. Craig is currently supporting a portfolio company as their corporate development leader.

Find Craig on LinkedIn here:

Please note the meetup is from 6:30-8:30pm and this meetup is on a WEDNESDAY night.

Craig will cover the following points:

  • Why pursue investment?
  • What type of investment is best for you?
  • Who are the best investors for your start-up?
  • PE/VC traits – know your audience before asking for a meeting
  • What are the five keys that investors look for in your business?
  • Researching investors and how to get introduced
  • The Pitch – what to present – what not to present
  • Terms sheets and legal stuff

Join us for a dynamic conversation about funding your startup.

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  • G S.

    Always the best when the speaker is "embedded" in the topic they are speaking about. All The Best... G

    May 21, 2012

  • Michael L.

    I love that Craig covered the broad spectrum of funding possibilities, not just the traditional sources. Great tips, great experience, great network.

    May 17, 2012

  • Matthew M.

    Did we find a fuel sponsor? I'm not able to take it on this time, but I'm happy to chip in if we crowd-source this challenge!

    May 15, 2012

  • Andrew M.

    Knew I could count on you G ;)

    May 10, 2012

  • G S.

    Andrew... Count up the VCs attending and divide by that number and "Hit Them Up" for "Funding Fuel" AKA Food & Beverage. I guess that is my offer to chip in my share. All The Best... G

    May 10, 2012

  • Andrew M.

    We are looking for a food and beverage sponsor for this months we could keep it free for you all. Is anyone interested or know anyone who may be? Usually runs about $150.

    May 10, 2012

  • Andrew M.

    We are very fortunate to have Craig sharing his knowledge and expertise with us...I am very excited for this.

    May 9, 2012

  • Matt R.

    Can't wait to find out the topic! I've heard a rumor it will be up soon.

    May 9, 2012

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