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Venture Capital: Fundraising Advice for Founders

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Alley Chelsea

119 West 24th Street

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New York, NY 10011

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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

  • Ryley Reynolds is an Investor at Thrive Capital, a venture capital investment firm focused on media and internet investments. It was founded by Joshua Kushner in 2009 and has invested in many tech darlings like GitHub, Slack, ClassPass, Harry's, Patreon, and Instagram. Ryley joined Thrive Capital as an Investor in 2017. Prior to Thrive, Ryley was an associate at Insight Venture Partners.

  • Dan Ahrens is a Vice President at Insight Venture Partners, a leading venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight currently manages over $20 billion of assets and has invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Dan joined Insight in early 2016 and focuses on the firm’s earliest stage investments. Before Insight, Dan began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.

  • Zach Silverman is the Co-founder & CTO of LeafLink. Prior to co-founding LeafLink, Zach served in a diverse range of b2b-focused technical roles, including as a consultant for a firm specializing in business intelligence and reporting tools, co-founder and CTO of ReachLogic Media (acquired in ’14), and product manager for Ebay Enterprise. Zach brings expertise building tools for growing businesses, including platforms for sales force reporting, CRM, marketing, and data management to LeafLink as Chief Technical Officer. LeafLink, the cannabis industry’s standard platform for orders, sales and relationship management, has raised $14 Million in investor capital. The platform went live in Colorado in March 2016 and now has more than 2500 retailers placing orders from over 700 brands across 12 states.


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!

If you have any questions, please email me at danny@stacklist.com.



Thanks to Alley powered by Verizon for hosting our event. Alley powered by Verizon locations are developed by Verizon, the world’s leading technology company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought-leadership of Verizon.

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