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The Raise: Fundraising Tips from Investors and Entrepreneurs

The 85-Percent

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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If you currently own your own business or if you're thinking about launching a startup, this is the panel for you. Women In Music and The 85-Percent are proud to present an in-depth discussion about navigating the world of investment. Learn directly from our expert panel of investors and successful entrepreneurs about the nuts and bolts of obtaining investment including:

  • Timing your raise
  • Designing an outreach plan to potential investors
  • Qualities investors look for in startups
  • Creating and delivering your pitch
  • Overcoming hurdles when raising capital
  • What happens after the investment


Patrick Sullivan is the former CEO/Founder of RightsFlow, a licensing technology that powers YouTube & Google Play. RightsFlow was founded in 2007 and sold to Google/YouTube in 2011.  He is currently employed at Google and also manages a private investment company, VanHam Ventures. 

Brittany Laughlin is is the General Manager at Union Square Ventures (USV portfolio companies include SoundCloud, Turntable, Zynga, etc.).  Prior to USV, Brittany founded Incline, transitioning military veterans into technology jobs, and co-founded gtrot, a venture-backed social travel company that sold to Groupon in 2013.  Previously, she worked at American Express.  Brittany has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and International Business from New York University. 

Ilana Grossman heads up all marketing and communication efforts for Gust, the global platform for startup funding and investing.  Over the last 12 months 1800+ startups have been funded through Gust. Prior to joining Gust, Ilana held senior positions at leading digital marketing agencies, most notably Digitas and Organic, where she led the development and implementation of several CRM and digital campaigns for clients such as Bank of America, Sanofi-Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, and Astra Zeneca.  

Moderated By

Kelly Hoey is a connection-maker, networking strategist and expert community manager.  She builds valuable professional networks, creates engaged communuties and raises professional online profiles. Kelly is a founder of Women Innovate Mobile, LLC (WIM), the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse  founding teams.  Kelly was recently listed in Forbes' as one of five "Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurs."


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When & Where

BMI Inc.
250 Greenwich Street/7 World Trade Center
30th Floor
New York, NY

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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The 85-Percent

85% of consumer purchases are made by women. Oddly though, the senior leadership in the companies they purchase from, is still dominated by men. 85-Percent was founded to even the scales – informing women as consumers and advancing them to achieve their full potential as professionals, business owners and leaders.

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