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From Idea to Investments — Raising Startup Capital in 2022 - Shared screen with speaker view
Dan Farrelly
12:19
Detroit - planning to raise seed in next 12+ months
Harper Miller
12:40
Hi! Based in LA, planning to raise a pre-seed in the next 3 months
Katie Foos
12:43
Hi all, I'm Katie based out of San Diego (previously SF), just gathering info right now. Not seeking funding at the moment.
Jared AF Scheib
12:59
hey all. Jared here, based in Brooklyn – raising a Seed in the next 6 months
Mike Maseda
13:01
Based in Tampa, FL. Going to start reaching out to investors in the next couple weeks to raise a small preseed (~$250k)
Winston Laoh
13:01
NYC - Actually on the VC side. Like to hear how raising is on the other side so I can improve our processes.
Chris Light
13:04
NYC - very early on in thinking through / flushing out an idea
Emily Pik
13:54
Hello! I’m in LA and excited to hear progress stories from Jake and Ashley and Matthew / help everyone get their questions answered
Michael Kim
14:55
Based in LA- looking to raise pre-seed round at the beginning of next year!
Jules Lajeskie
15:11
also LA! moved here two weeks ago
Emily Pik
16:21
🥳🥳
Noel Moldvai
16:37
stoked!
Ahrif Sarumi
17:52
Welcome All! ask Questions here or raise your hand! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15WAX-oT8z1ekDAtpVWkvL4giasOKgXyQP2Z3pd9h9rM/edit#gid=0
Matthew Stefanko
20:42
Whoops! Not sure I remember when I joined, ha! Probably over one year. Emily really helped me move from thinking about making the jump all the way to taking it just a couple months ago.
Noel Moldvai
24:04
Jake, where did you find all these consultants and how did you compensate them?
Chris Light
24:52
Are you technical? If not how do you develop the tech side of platform
Noel Moldvai
26:08
Love that strategy
Ahrif Sarumi
28:18
Feel free to ask questions to Ashley in the chat!
Emily Pik
29:22
Matt I think you joined in winter 2021!
Emily Pik
29:37
I’m obsessed with Pancea
Emily Pik
29:45
I am doing my exercises roday
Michael Kim
29:54
how did you get connected with the angels?
Mike Maseda
30:54
When funding the preseed, did you have revenue at the time? If so, was it a B2B partner?
Ahrif Sarumi
34:12
BONUS: Each speaker has agreed to share their pitch deck. Fill out the survey and we’ll send all three your way! https://forms.gle/vUWb4qUb67AUqgQD8
Jaemun Park
38:22
thanks all for sharing your experience. on a personal note - what were 1 or 2 blockers you had faced during the raise?
Anna Bao (Kleido)
41:11
!!
Jules Lajeskie
43:35
thank you both for sharing on that topic!
Harper Miller
44:00
Thank you!
Ashley Hunt
44:21
First Row Partners, Hustle Fund, BBG are a few of my fav!
Matthew Stefanko
44:27
https://ablepartners.nyc/
Ashley Hunt
44:41
Thank you again Matthew!
Matthew Stefanko
44:53
Not specifically focused on women but strong track record on investing in female founders and just incredible people / leaders in the space
Ashley Hunt
46:08
Googling top seed decks - definitely looked at many funded decks as well for structure and edits
Ahrif Sarumi
46:25
Jake: https://www.venturedeals.com/the-book/
Brian H
47:25
Mercury has a great angel database as well: https://mercury.com/investor-db
Ashley Hunt
47:39
Signal is great too!
Ahrif Sarumi
47:53
+1 on Signal!
Jaemun Park
48:49
love everyone's bias towards action!
Ahrif Sarumi
50:51
Ahsley: https://carta.com/
Ahrif Sarumi
51:52
All: Lawyer up! lol
Ashley Hunt
52:16
100%
Matthew Stefanko
52:23
I work with Vela Wood - they have great discounts for Carta, Pulley, and companies like that. And they deferred past $100,000 raised. Good not great prices relative to others.
Matthew Stefanko
52:55
Would recommend but premium-ish for a pre seed round. Happy to connect to Kevin.
Ashley Hunt
53:02
We work with Fenwick and West very expensive but have a lawyer for every topic and also defer and give first round discounts
Ahrif Sarumi
55:31
Matt: everything is negotiable - even WeWork rent!
Ahrif Sarumi
59:17
Great question!
Brian H
59:28
In this environment raising an really early stage round (pre-seed / seed), is it worth over raising for more runway assuming a harder raise environment over the next 12-24 months?
Ahrif Sarumi
01:02:00
2-minute feedback survey: we’ll send all three speaker's pitch decks after you complete it! https://forms.gle/vUWb4qUb67AUqgQD8
Matthew Stefanko
01:03:22
The difference between a 3 minute and a 30 minute meeting with legal is VERY meaningful LOL
Ashley Hunt
01:04:04
always try to stick to under 6 minutes!
Anna Bao (Kleido)
01:04:31
Thank you!!
Jaemun Park
01:04:40
thank you everyone!!
Mike Maseda
01:04:48
Thank you everyone for your time and perspective!
Ahrif Sarumi
01:05:38
Thank you all for attending!
Matthew Stefanko
01:05:38
We stretched from an original plan of 15 to 18 (with a backup plan to cut certain things to stretch to 24, if needed)
Jared AF Scheib
01:08:59
thanks, y'all!
Edmund Soriano
01:09:03
Thank you guys - that was great
Ashley Hunt
01:09:04
Thank you all!
Harper Miller
01:09:04
ty!
Dan Farrelly
01:09:08
Thanks to you all!
Jake Schostak
01:09:14
thanks feveryone
Winston Laoh
01:09:19
Thanks everyone! That was great.