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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fundraising With Intention FULL

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Fundraising for a new venture is never easy. Particularly for first-time entrepreneurs, the process can take months, and the randomness and ups & downs can be draining. But experienced fundraisers will tell you that effective fundraising shouldn't feel random at all: in fact, it's 80% planning and 20% execution. Fundraising workshops typically focus on that 20% (how to reach out to investors, how to pitch, etc.); this session will instead focus onhow to put together an effective fundraising strategy: deciding how much to raise, who to raise from, and why. We'll hear from two seasoned veteran entrepreneurs & investors who have just closed funding rounds on their individual approaches and advice for early-stage entrepreneurs.


  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Networking & lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30 - Speaking & Q&A
  • 1:30 - 2:00 - Networking & close
Greg Gottesman

Greg Gottesman is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group.  He joined the firm in 1997, was named one of the three initial Managing Directors in 1999, and served in that role until 2015.  He founded Madrona Labs in 2014 and continues to serve on multiple portfolio company boards on behalf of Madrona. Greg is the founder, former CEO, and current board member of Rover.com, the world's largest pet sitting marketplace.  He co-founded Spare5, where he now serves on the board. He is the President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and formerly was a board member of Startup Weekend and on the investment committee of the W Fund, a University of Washington-based venture fund focused on early-stage technologies.  He is the author of three books.

 T.A. McCann

TA is a serial entrepreneur: founder of Rival IQ - the best way to analyze and monitor your competitive landscape; Gist.com, a social address book sold to Blackberry in February 2011, as well as Jump2Go and 3 other web based companies. He is on the board of Full Contact andGuidant. He is also active advisor to startup companies including Creative Live,  Zooppa and EveryMove. He spent 4 years at Microsoft in various roles on Exchange and Mobile Service Delivery Platforms, as well as serving as the VP of Product Strategy at Blackberry (formerly Research in motion). He is an active angel investor and has made investments in Creative Live, Inside Social, Everpath, Heapsylon, Skedadle as well as Founders Co-op, FG Angels and SKV.

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Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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