Tuesday, May 8th: Raising Money for Your Start-Up

Raising Money for Your Start-Up
3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn)

Fundraising is one of the essential jobs of a great leader, alongside setting company strategy, recruiting, 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.

Join us and 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.

Mo Koyfman is a General Partner at Spark Capital. He has led Spark’s investments in Aviary, DIY, GDGT, Skillshare, Svpply and Work Market. Prior to joining Spark, Mo spent six years at IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) in a variety of strategic, transactional and operational roles. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Connected Ventures, parent of CollegeHumor.com, Vimeo.com and BustedTees.com, and previously held the roles of Vice President of Programming and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions.

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