Raising Startup Capital - TIE Bootstrap Series

One of the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs is deciding if and when it makes sense to raise outside capital. In today's entrepreneurial environment, there are many funding options and competitive pressures to grow rapidly. Access to capital cannot only help accelerate product development and sales, but in many cases, partnering with the right investors can influence the trajectory of a business.

In this discussion, we'll learn how an initial round of investment is priced and negotiated, and the implications on value retention and control for founders. We'll also take a longer term perspective by examining how a seed round can influence the future "fund-ability" of a startup, and alternatives in how startups can best deploy their new-found capital to efficiently grow their business.

Speaker: Arie Abecassis is co-founder of AppStori, a crowdsourcing platform for mobile entrepreneurs, and a Venture Partner at DreamIt Ventures. He also serves on on the boards of several companies including SeatGeek, Adaptly and BiznessApps. His thoughts on tech and entrepreneurship have appeared in Mashable, VentureBeat and the Wall Street Journal.


Fitbark Demo:

This event will also feature a presentation by FitBark, created by our very own Operating Committee member Davide Rossi, which has been featured on TechCrunch and is running a much talked about Kickstarter campaign.

"TiE Bootstrap" is a focused series of panel discussions and workshops for entrepreneurs considering a new venture or in the Growth stage. In the panel discussions we will hear from leaders and peers on their experiences, best practices, actionable strategy and tactical advice.

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  • Jacob S. Rand M.

    Are you going to have a meetup on tne subject of crowdfunding?

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Yogesh P.

    Excellent job over all - good networking, content, organization etc. Due credit to organizers, sponsorship and presenters.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Krishna M.

    Great information

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Craig T.

    This is among the biggest issues for entrepreneurs, and it was tackled head-on. Good job.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Alessandro P.

    Thank you all for coming. Give us your comments so we can build programs that meet your needs.

    May 9, 2013

  • Marcin T.

    Very interesting keynote

    May 8, 2013

  • Sameer

    Extremely informative speaker (Ari) and healthy participation. Lots of value add for the evening that was projected to be cloudy.

    May 8, 2013

  • amie

    i m interested

    May 7, 2013

  • Jacob S. Rand M.

    I am interested in learning more about crowdfunding

    May 7, 2013

  • Dominique G.

    I have a calendar conflict - will attend next session.

    May 7, 2013

  • Jeffrey H.

    Jeffrey Hoffman and Mike Dubrovsky

    May 6, 2013

  • Suhail H.

    Coming in from outer NY after office hours. Organizers, please consider scheduling events for 6.30 pm. Thanks!

    May 5, 2013

  • Anil K.

    Please Note the May 8th event is being held at
    Loeb & Loeb LLP
    345 Park Ave # 18, New York, NY

    April 22, 2013

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