Get Funded: Financing Your Startup
Course Description: When it comes to startups, SVB has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here's the deal - it's all about the Benjamins. At some point you’ve gotta get funded.
In this class, SVB’s Dan Allred will take you on a back-stage tour of the otherwise exclusive and intimidating funding machine. You'll also hear from renowned and experienced entrepreneurs - like Chuck Goldman of Apperian - as they offer insight into how and why they used different types of financing at certain inflection points in their companies’ growth.
What You'll Learn: This class will give you a strong foundation of knowledge about the most important and popular funding mechanisms:
- Equity: angels, groups, micro VCs, & VCs
- Debt: factoring, equipment leasing, venture debt, & working capital lending
- Crowd-funding: pre-sales, Kickstarter, etc.
Learn the differences between each and the right time and right purpose for each of these forms of capital.
In Short: This class is a must for anyone with questions about how to fund their first startup.
Tweet your registartion and questions in advance to @Intelligent_ly and get ready for some serious Q&A after Dan’s presentation.
After class apply for a free 1:1 session with an SVB team member who will help you dive deep into the specific funding models that will best fit your startup's growth.
About the Instructors:
Dan Allred is a Senior Relationship Manager with Silicon Valley Bank. He moved to Boston in 2007 to start SVB’s Accelerator group which has now grown into a team of seven bankers who are advising, banking and lending to over 400 local high growth technology start-ups. Dan also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the SVB Foundation, which makes grants to various organizations in the community. He is also a Board member and Treasurer for The Capital Network, a resource for New England entrepreneurs seeking early-stage financing, and serves on the Young Leadership Committee for the Museum of Science in Boston, MA and the steering committee for Start-up Massachusetts.
Chuck Goldman founded Apperian in 2009 and leads the company’s strategic initiatives and business development. Pervioulsy, he spent eight years as a Director at Apple, Inc where he helped integrate Apple technologies into Apple’s largest education and enterprise customer infrastructures. Chuck led Apple’s iPhone Enterprise Beta Program and helped Apple’s earliest adopters leverage iOS to empower a mobile workforce since the day it launched. Chuck was also founder and CEO of Interactive Media Solutions, the leading provider of next-generation online recruiting tools for colleges and universities. At IMS, Chuck created America’s first “virtual open house” where students, faculty, and staff communicated in real-time and conducted virtual online leader-led campus tours.
When & Where
Intelligent.ly helps rapidly scaling startups grow their managers into highly effective leaders through its management development Exchange program (new managers), EMERGE program (individual contributors), company communication workshops, and special events.
Founded in 2012 by Sarah Hodges and Dave Balter as a way to connect the tech community, Intelligent.ly is Boston’s go-to organization for leadership development.