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War Stories from the Trenches: Fundraising for Startups Solving the World’s Greatest Challenges

Date: 10/17/2019

Time: 6:00pm
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York NY
Fee: $20

Typically early state startups raise a convertible note from angels followed by Series A, B, C and so forth hoping to continue to seek funding or to have an exit. Early stage fundraising can be very challenging and discouraging as entrepreneurs pound the pavement grinding it out. Join Impact Capital Form and LMHQ for a discussion on the best practices of opening and closing a round from the entrepreneurs who have executed successful fundraising rounds to learn how they have raised capital to fund their solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Learn from experts social entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs as we discuss:
  • How do you create a fundraising plan?
  • What are some creative sources of capital in the impact investing ecosystem?
  • How do you find investors? 
  • Who are the right investors for which stage of funding?
  • Are mission aligned investors better suited to invest in social enterprises?
  • What’s the best way to open and close a round?
Speakers Include: 
  • Leslie Harwell, Managing Partner, Alante Capital 
  • Nat Ware, Founder & CEO, Forte
  • Rachel Renock, CEO & Creative Director, Wethos 
  • Cat Hernandez, Partner, Primary Venture Partners 
This event is presented in partnership with Impact Capital Forum. Founded in 2003, the Impact Capital Forum (ICF) was previously named the Microfinance Club of New York (MFCNY). The original mission was to serve as the leading forum for the free exchange of information and ideas about microfinance. Since then they have expanded their scope to address all aspects of financial capital, human capital, technology and natural resources that benefit the world through the lens of financial services.
Doors open at 6:00pm, refreshments and drinks will be provided.

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