While it can at times feel like a distraction to dedicated entrepreneurs, raising money is most often required to build a successful company. It also typically comes along with the addition of a new board member, which is something never to be taken lightly. Fundraising is therefore one of the four essential jobs of a great leader, alongside setting company strategy, recruiting and managing a great team towards agreed upon goals and communicating effectively with key external constituents.
Despite all the stories these days about new startups getting funded, the reality is that only a small percentage of startups that seek venture capital actually end up successfully raising money. So it is especially important for entrepreneurs to understand best practices for fundraising.
Come join Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital for a discussion on startup fundraising and best practices. Be prepared with questions, both general and from personal experience, as this is intended to be an open and interactive discussion.
VC @ Spark Capital