San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hosts: TCN, CTONE & Greentown Labs
While bootstrapping may be preferred, some businesses are almost impossible to launch and grow without capital. From angel & VC investments to crowdfunding, SBIR grants and debt financing, opportunities for funding seem endless... and confusing.
Join The Capital Network & Cleantech Open Northeast for an evening with a veteran panel of experts from the Angel, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, SBIR and Banking worlds who will compare and contrast the many ways you can fund your Clean Tech startup. The discussion will address common questions including:
Does 'NO' mean 'maybe later?'
The Angel Investor:
Gail Greenwald is an active seed-level investor and an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in technology-intensive companies. She has been an angel investor since 2010 and is a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Launchpad Venture group where also oversees the diligence process for the organization. She is also a board member or observer for 3 portfolio companies, EnergySage, CIMCON Lighting, and WeSpire, an advisory board member of The Capital Network, an investment advisory group member at Mass CEC, and a judge for Mass CEC and the Cleantech Open. Formerly, Gail was executive vice president of Foliage, COO of Caveo Technology, and vice president and senior managing director at Arthur D Little, a technology and product development group.
The Investment Banker:
Russ Landon is the Managing Director and Co-Founder at North River Capital Advisors and BML Securities. North River Capital Advisors provides investment banking, financial advisory & strategic consulting services in the Energy and Resource Technologies industry. BML Securities is a FINRA-Licensed Broker/Dealer specializing in corporate financing and M&A advisory services to middle market companies. Russ is also a board member at the North East Clean Energy Council and was previously the Managing Director & Sector Head of the Clean Technology Group for Key Bank Capital Markets.
The SBIR Grant Expert:
Dr Teresa Nelson is a Founding Principal of The Impact Seat, a knowledge bank and consulting service working for inclusive innovation. Teresa is also a Council Member for the National Women's Business Council , a 15 member policy and research Council advising the President, Congress and the Small Business Association (SBA) on issues of business in the U.S. Policy interests: high growth entrepreneurship, science and technology policy, under-represented groups, incubators and accelerators, commercialization of science, household entrepreneurship, and capital access including innovative vehicles. Teresa is also a member of the Scientific Committee, Women Equity Growth at Bryan, Garnier & Co.
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The Capital Network
The Capital Network is Boston’s Fundraising Authority.
We bring together the area’s largest active community of investors and startup experts to provide you with the practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring you need as you navigate the fundraising process.
Our programs were created in collaboration with the investors who fund our area’s startups; they regularly participate in our curriculum development and execution, and share what you need to know, before you ask them for capital.
We’re a non-profit organization, and our mission is clear: we are here to get your high growth startup smart and fundable.