Fundraising is an integral part of building a successful startup. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 will provide information on the latest trends in alternative funding, how to pitch investors to get them to invest, and much more.
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Money is what makes the world go round (just ask Liza Minelli), so we are highlighting just a few of the Disrupt fundraising sessions that will help you on your financial journey.
Are you ready to raise funds? This is just a small sample of the fundraising knowledge that you can gain. You'll find the exact days and times in the Disrupt 2021 agenda.
How to raise your first dollar
It is difficult to decide how to get your first funding. This session will feature experts from Index Ventures Nina Achadjian and Sequoia Capitals Luciana Lixandru, as well as Canvas Ventures Rebecca Lynn who have supervised multiple companies through their fundraises.
How to Get Rid of Traditional Fundraising
Venture capital is more accessible than ever in 2021. However, some founders are still struggling to get into networks or finding that traditional fundraising isn't the best way to grow their business. Alternative fundraising methods are gaining popularity as founders discover new ways to raise money that differ from the success stories of past startups. Learn more about alternative fundraising methods by joining Pipes Harry Hurst and Accels Arun Mathew.
You have successfully raised your seed round. Now what? Prepare for your Series
The first hurdle has been cleared: you have received initial funding. You are now hiring more people, seeing the first signs of traction for your product and experiencing the desired growth you once thought was impossible. You will soon be faced with the decision to raise capital for the most competitive round. As Samsung Next's David Lee joins founders Kadie Okwudili, Andy Hoang (Aviron), Jim Bugwadia and Jim Bugwadia (Nirmata), as they discuss the lessons and nuances of bridging Seed and Series A. Samsung Next.
First-Check Fundraising: Where to Cut and where to Spend
When a founder raises capital, there is usually one goal: to grow. What does this actually mean? How do you divide up your new capital among the goals your startup is working towards? This panel includes Harlem Capitals Henri Pierre-Jacques and Equal Ventures Richard Kerby. It will teach you how to allocate your capital in the most efficient way.
How $4.5B Public Listing will Change Startup Fundraising
Circle purchased SeedInvest in 2019 as an additional step towards realizing its vision for a more open, global and connected financial system. Circle announced recently its plans to be a $4.5B publicly traded company with more than $1 billion in fresh capital. This session will feature Jeremy Allaire, Circle CEO and co-founder, and Ryan Feit (CEO and co-founder at SeedInvest), who will discuss the history of both companies and how Circle & SeedInvest plan on increasing online fundraising. SeedInvest.
A pitch deck that can't be ignored
While investors may be interested in the most lucrative deals, founders need to convey their startup vision clearly. Our panel of pitch deck experts, Lightspeed Venture Partners Mercedes Bent and Pear VCs Mar Hershenson, and Techstars Saba Karaim, discuss what is essential and what is unnecessary.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 will take place from September 21 to 23. Get your pass now and benefit from these fundraising sessions and expert guidance to help you find the money you need to make the world a better place.
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