While most VCs hit “pause” at the beginning of the pandemic, the industry has adapted to the “new normal” and VCs are actively meeting with, vetting and funding startups. However, trends show that while some new founders are getting funded, a large proportion of money is going to portfolio companies and founders who are known to VCs.
What does this mean for founders in search of funding in today’s market – especially those seeking venture funding for the first time who have yet to build a robust pipeline of prospective funders?
Dan Ciporin ‘80, General Partner at Canaan Partners, will share his insights about how VCs are finding, getting to know and ultimately funding founding teams that they may never have met in person. He will offer founders advice about how to effectively connect with venture capitalists without meeting in person and how to use the due diligence process to strengthen the personal connection and showcase your team’s capabilities. He will also share tips about how founders can ensure that prospective funders are the right partner for their startup.
There will be plenty of time for a lively audience Q&A.
This online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT (Noon – 1:00 pm PDT) Registered attendees will be emailed a link to the Zoom webinar following registration.
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