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Venture Capital for Startups: Fundraising Advice for Founders

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Betaworks Studios

29 Little West 12th Street

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Funding is one of the biggest pain points entrepreneurs face when building their companies.

For those entrepreneurs considering a venture path for their startups, we know the road ahead can seem daunting: making the right connections, valuing your company, closing the deal and strategically planning a future that makes sense for the business, as well as a new set of stakeholders.

Join us for a panel discussion with founders and investors who’ll share their own insights from both sides of the table about securing early-stage funding.

We’re discussing:

  • Considering whether the venture path is right for your startup
  • Meeting the right people & building an investor funnel
  • Valuing your company
  • Deciding how much to raise
  • Understanding common mistakes and pitfalls in fundraising
  • Creating the right pitch
  • Negotiating
  • And much more!


About the panelists

  • Matt Hartman is a partner at betaworks ventures. Prior to joining betaworks, Matt built ReferBoost (licensed to Apartments.com), and was at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook). He began his career building the technology platform for Trammell Crow Company (acquired by CBRE) and is the inventor of Patent #8189781 related to the protection of digital images. Matt studied Cognitive Science and Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
  • Chris Brown, Associate at First Round Capital - Chris is a member of the First Round New York investment team, focused on finding and bringing the next generation of remarkable founders into the First Round community. Before First Round, Chris spent three years working at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone, he graduated from Middlebury College where I studied Political Science and Economics. Outside of work, you can usually find him on the ice at Chelsea Piers or somewhere in Williamsburg exploring Brooklyn’s restaurant scene.
  • Isabelle Phelps, Investment Associate at Lerer Hippeau - Isabelle is an Associate on the Lerer Hippeau investment team. Prior to joining, she served as a Partner at Dorm Room Fund, an InSITE Fellow, and a Martin Trust Community Fellow. Isabelle previously held positions in operations, business strategy, and marketing strategy at Yahoo and eBay Enterprise. She studied political science at Williams College and earned her MBA from MIT Sloan. Isabelle finds her new favorite beauty products on Violet Grey.
  • Kelley Mak, Principal at Work-Bench - Kelley leads Corporate Engagement for Work-Bench where he works with Fortune 500 executives on their technology challenges and priorities. He also focuses on security investments for the team. Prior to Work-Bench, Kelley covered the security market as an industry analyst at Forrester Research.

Schedule:

6:30 - 6:50: Drinks & Networking
6:50 - 7:50: Panel
7:50 - 8:15: Audience Q&A
8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking




Stacklist hosts startup events in NYC to help entrepreneurs learn from successful founders & experts. Previous speakers have included the founders of Greenhouse, Movable Ink, x.ai, and Techstars. You can find all of our past events and speakers here!

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