24 Apr Women’s Voices in Tech #2: How to Acquire Capital for Your Startup
We had such a blast at our first Women’s Voices in Tech event, we are doing it again! Join Code District and Interconnected Strategy on June 5th from 6 to 8:30 pm at WeWork Playa Vista for Women’s Voices in Tech #2: How to Acquire Capital for Your Startup – a highly focused panel discussion on raising startup capital.
Every startup founder faces an uphill battle to get her business off the ground, and women face even more challenges. We invited four trailblazers to share what they have learned by doing the hard work:
Deborah Sellers is an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor and has been awarded Most Innovative Entrepreneur by SF Business Alliance and the city of San Francisco, and Entrepreneur of the Year by the City of San Francisco. Deb focuses on emerging technology, scaling business models, business development strategy, social media marketing, growth hacking, and brand & product development. She has developed & managed sales/marketing teams of 100+ globally, $400M revenue (Fortune 500), and has successfully raised Seed-Series C capital.
Katherine Gaffney is an Angel Investor and Founding Partner at Xcelerate Financial. Katherine is an experienced CFO, and helps startups grow strategically, raise funds, scale, and manage their finances.
Nicole Klein is the CEO of Betagig, a new tech company born out of winning 1st place at Launch Hackathon 2016 in San Francisco. Betagig allows you to “beta test” your next career before deciding on a major and pursuing an educational path and is poised to disrupt the career development space.
Priscilla Vento is the Founder and CEO of 30 Miles North, a public relations agency in Santa Monica, California, that specializes in fashion, entertainment and technology PR. Not only does Priscilla work with tech and fashion start-up entrepreneurs and companies to manage their communication efforts, she also advises clients on how to successfully raise funds and knows who’s who in the Silicon Beach ecosystem.
I am looking forward to moderating the talk, and I am working on a line up of questions to tease the very best content. Deb, Katherine, Nicky, and Priscilla, are ready to share some amazing insights into the whole fundraising process, from identifying the right investors to pitch, to making your presentation a success.Let me know in the comments or on Twitter what you’d like me to ask, let’s make this the best panel on raising funds for women entrepreneurs!
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other founders and investors, reserve your spot here.
Paru Tea is sponsoring the event and will have samples of their new creations. Read more about Amy Truong, Paru’s founder here.
Update on 05/17: Rise Up for You just joined us as a community partner, helping to spread the word about Women’s Voices in Tech! Check out their site, all about women empowering women in all facets of their lives.
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