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How To Raise Startup Funding In 2021

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How To Raise Startup Funding In 2021

California Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition


Meet Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors + 1:1 VIRTUAL NETWORKING
2020 was an extremely tough year, our world turned upside down.
The laws of the game has changed but the opportunity is more than ever.

More funding is available then it was ever before.
Join us for evening filled with information as to how to raise funding in 2021. Hear from VC's directly as to what they they like and want to invest in a company.

Aaron Michel - Partner at 1984 Ventures
Aaron is a partner at 1984 Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm in San Francisco. Prior to that he founded PathSource, a venture-backed startup that rose to be the top career app in the Apple App Store and was acquired in 2017. He sits on the executive committee of San Francisco's workforce investment board. Named an Innovation Rockstar by the Boston Business Journal,
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronmmichel/

Amit Sridharan - Founding General Partner at First Rays Venture Partners
Amit is a Founding General Partner at First Rays Venture Partners. 'First Rays' specializes in seed stage investments in Enterprise B2B software themes around AI, Cloud, Edge, Data, Distributed & Security. He has led over 10 investments from First Rays Venture Partners that includes Enya.ai, Blitzz.io & Kleeen Software amongst others. Amit was previously the Director of US Investments & Partnerships at Mahindra Partners Ventures, the Corporate Venture Capital of Mahindra Group. He has had stints at Pear VC and Spruce Capital Partners
LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitsridharan/


David Mandel - Managing Partner at Emerging Ventures
Prior to his current career in venture capital, Mr. Mandel built, operated and exited 4 different successful businesses in the Insurance and Finance industries over a 28-year period; including growing Alliance United Insurance Company to over $450MM in annual premium and over 500 employees, before selling to Kemper Corp (KMPR) in 2015.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Mandel is also a life-long investor, and technology enthusiast. He invested in over 500 early-stage startups to-date, and is now generally regarded as a thought-leader in the field.
LikedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/david3712/

David Segura - Investor & Entrepreneur
LikedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-segura-91822a1/

Dylan Itzikowitz - Investor at Expa (started by the founder of Uber)
Dylan Itzikowitz is an investor at Expa, where he works to identify and support talented founders for Expa's pre-seed investments. Expa is an early stage venture fund started by Garrett Camp (founder of Uber & StumbleUpon), to help founders take companies from ideas to scale. With a background in investing, Dylan previously led media and travel investments at Founders Factory in London, in partnership with the Guardian & easyJet respectively. Dylan is also the founder of, The Forward Movement, a social enterprise that promotes accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
LikedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylanitzikowitz/
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Hosted By - Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.

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[Rain or Shine] FREE Social Drills Session

Granville Loop Park

This event will be outdoor but even if it is raining we are gonna do it because... we need to get together! We will be under the bridge at 6th and fir right near Beaucoup Bakery, worst case scenario.

Cases are dropping off a cliff right now! Time to get social…

As the vaccine gets wider distribution and restrictions lift we will be starting to re-emerge from our caves into the world where we are expected to connect with other humans. A lot of us have begun to do this in small ways already, and are feeling awkward or unconfident.

I want to start by telling you that you are not broken, you are just in need of a tune up. You know how you just took your bike out for a ride in the early days of spring then quickly realized it was very over due for a tune up? That’s ALL of us right now!

I’m Devon Ash, co-founder of Social Fluency and for over 14 years my team and I have been teaching interpersonal skills at places like Apple and Google but also to individuals who just want to level up their social game for more friends, better careers, or more fulfilling dating lives.

This summer we are offering FREE workshops to help YOU in Vancouver to reconnect after this long 14 months of isolation.

This is a big chance for all of us: the world has been very different for the past 14 months, in that time your in-person social skills have atrophied like an unused muscle. So no matter how confident or awkward you felt in social situations before the lock down started, this is a chance to reset your social skills and social standing.

We are going to talk about how to get the most out of the upcoming loosening of restrictions and why the social world works the way it does regardless of possible future lockdowns.

Think of this as an outdoor exercise class for you social skills, and a chance to start building your social circle back up.
You will leave feeling confident and ready to get out there and play.
And who knows… you might also meet someone cool at the event!

Make sure your social, professional and dating life are dialled in for this new world.

Because of current restrictions we have to keep in pods of 10.
Space is obviously limited. RSVP now to save a spot and please don’t take a spot if you can’t make it out.

Of course we want everyone to be safe, so the event of restrictions, we will postpone the event two weeks later until it is able to run.

Re-Learn how to connect with anyone in Vancouver... again

INDIA and DUBAI - A Transformative Trip

Vancouver International Airport


I took this trip 3 years ago (yep...that's me on the pics there :) and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people.

This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jaipur and ... you get a free 3-night stay in Dubai! This is not your usual touristy stuff though! Along with the full enjoyment of touring you will learn ways to change your life and master the world’s easiest & most effective system of success.

As rightly said by T. Harv Eker:
“If you want to change the fruit, you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you have to change the invisible.”

This Trip will help you unlock the power of your brain and will bring a massive change in your life.


In India:
✓ Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur.
✓ 7 days stay in Elegant 5-star hotels with modern facilities.
✓ Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels.
✓ Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner.
✓ Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air-conditioned transport.
✓ Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long queue.
✓ Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English-speaking guides.
✓ Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi.
✓ Meditation Session(s) to relax your mind and remove all the stresses.
✓ Workshop(s) & special session(s) to secret success mantra.

In Dubai:
✓ Meet & assist at the airport
✓ 03 Nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels
✓ 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
✓ Dhow Cruise
✓ Desert Safari
✓ Half Dubai City Tour
✓ All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.


✓ Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth.
✓ Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure.
✓ Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement.
✓ Master how to improve your relationships & health.
✓ Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation.

* The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success.

Price per person $1299 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $599.

Secure Payment Link for Deposit: https://py.pl/bbn8t

Airfare is not included, but we have contracted fares. For a quote Direct message at https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Or if you have questions about hotels, tours, inclusions, etc

Main Group Hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266789581/
Our Website with more info

Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!

Vancouver International Airport

This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability.

This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places.

First of all. . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'.
With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, you will be OK!
Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera.

But I don't have the needed gear?!
Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase.

Does this include food?
Yes. All meals are included.

What is lodging like?
We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody.

How dangerous is this? What if I get sick or hurt?
This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed.

Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and we will be along the entire way too.

How much does this cost?

INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is:
18 days for ONLY $3,780

If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA

Everest Base Camp Trip $2,390 (15 Day, land only)
The (group) air portion $1,390 (departure LA)

A Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your space. Balance due by Feb 18, 2022.
Here is a secure link for deposit: https://py.pl/BQ6wm

More is available upon request. Please call 8I[masked], or RSVP, or PM or post a comment.

Apr 16: Depart 6:30PM
Apr 17: Flight time across time zones
Apr 18: Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel
Apr 19: Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi
Apr 20: Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 21: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575')
Apr 22: Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 23: Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi)
Apr 24: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs)
Apr 25: Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi)
Apr 26: Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 27: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 28: Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 29: Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi)
Apr 30: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping
May 1: Contingency Day
May 2: Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home.
May 3: Arrive LAX Approx 5PM

This is the adventure of a lifetime.
It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises.
For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments.

Note: correct end date May 3rd, not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max

Important links:
Deposit Link https://py.pl/BQ6wm
Our Website https://www.ismyoyster.com/events/everestbasecamp

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