Past Meetup

Startup Fundraising Bootcamp: You're doing it all wrong!

This Meetup is past

138 people went



Due to overwhelming response, we are adding another 100 seats for this event. Also, here is an updated list of event panelists, along with their bios. If you're about to start fundraising for your startup, or plan on doing so in the next year, this event is a MUST attend session for you.

Sean Ellis: First marketer at Dropbox, Lookout, Xobni, LogMeIn (IPO), and Uproar (IPO). Also helped accelerate growth at Eventbrite, Socialcast, Webs, World Golf Tour, and Songkick. Currently Founder and CEO of Qualaroo.

Alex Banayan: Author & Speaker, Venture Capitalist @ Alsop Louie Partners and Student at USC

Eric Jackson: CEO and Co-Founder of CapLinked, Ran the marketing operations at PayPal, Founder & CEO of World Ahead Media (acquired in 2008 by WND) and Author of the award-winning book “The PayPal Wars”.

Arjun Arora: Arjun advises various start-up companies in the Silicon Valley with strategic planning, monetization and funding. He is also an angel investor to multiple companies and a LP at 500 Startups. Recently he was the head of business for Yahoo! real estate. Currently, he is the CEO and Founder of ReTargeter.

We are super excited to begin our collaboration with Startup OC and Chapman University. This meet up will be the first in many upcoming events hosted at Chapman, in cooperation with The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship at Chapman University.

The center is putting together outstanding programming for entrepreneurs in OC, and if you haven't already done so, make sure to join their mailing list here:

The tentative agenda for this no-bullshit, 2-hour session is as follows:

Why you shouldn't raise money - The value in bootstrapping, and the realities of fundraising. Fundraising strategy - What is it, and do you have one? The games we play - Real world games, tactics, traps and counter-moves for successful fundraising Our panel will include Sean Ellis, Alex Banayan, and Eric Jackson; three guys who are no stranger to the fundraising hustle, representing the perspectives of founders (Sean and Eric), VC's (Alex), and those who are disrupting the VC game (Eric).

More details to follow, but please RSVP ASAP. Limited seating, and we are sure to pack the house. No BS, just straight up truth.