Tiger2Tiger: Getting VC Deals Done in an All-Digital World

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Finding funders, getting funded

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While most VCs hit “pause” at the beginning of the pandemic, the industry has adapted to the “new normal” and VCs are actively meeting with, vetting and funding startups. However, trends show that while some new founders are getting funded, a large proportion of money is going to portfolio companies and founders who are known to VCs.

What does this mean for founders in search of funding in today’s market – especially those seeking venture funding for the first time who have yet to build a robust pipeline of prospective funders?

Dan Ciporin ‘80, General Partner at Canaan Partners, will share his insights about how VCs are finding, getting to know and ultimately funding founding teams that they may never have met in person. He will offer founders advice about how to effectively connect with venture capitalists without meeting in person and how to use the due diligence process to strengthen the personal connection and showcase your team’s capabilities. He will also share tips about how founders can ensure that prospective funders are the right partner for their startup.

There will be plenty of time for a lively audience Q&A.

This online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT (Noon – 1:00 pm PDT) Registered attendees will be emailed a link to the Zoom webinar following registration.

Please direct any questions to Lauren Bender - labender@princeton.edu.

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Dan Ciporin joined Canaan Partners, a leading institutional venture capital firm that was founded over 30 years ago, in 2007 and is a General Partner there. At Canaan Dan specializes in financial technology, marketplaces, and e-commerce investments. Dan sits on the boards of publicly held Lending Club (LC) as well as numerous private companies including ShopKeep, Bellhops, Bumped, Bond, CircleUp, Ollie, JOOR and Ephemeral among others. Previously Dan served on the boards of several publicly held companies including Borderfree (BRDR) where he was also chairman; Primedia (PRM); VistaPrint (CMPR); and Corel (CREL). He is the former Chairman and CEO of Shopping.com (SHOP) where he oversaw growth from zero to over $100 million in revenue in just five years, culminating in the company’s IPO in October 2004 and later acquisition by eBay in 2005. Prior to Shopping.com, Dan served as senior vice president of MasterCard International, where he managed global debit services. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an MBA from Yale University.

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The mission of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) is to engage the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem through educational programming, mentoring, and funding initiatives in collaborative spaces. Along with our many campus partners, we are creating entrepreneurship "The Princeton Way." For more information, please go to entrepreneurs.princeton.edu

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