Paths to Scaling Your Startup: A Tale of Three Cap Tables

On December 12th, we’ll be hosting a Speaker Showcase that will highlight the various capital options for your scaling startup. As a current or prospective founder, the ability to manage your captable is one of the most critical skills in building a successful business and maintaining ownership of your IP. The choices range from raising angel & institutional capital, leveraging new models like IndieVC, or identifying non-dilutive capital structures from public funding sources & grants.  First up, Nick Bhardwaj will providers founders insight on raising your first venture capital round. He’ll share actionable insights on term sheets, valuation parameters, negotiating, identifying investor fit & diligence, and review the best tools to optimize your chances of success. Nick has raised multiple rounds of venture capital as a Founding CEO of technology startups and has been supported by firms including Google Ventures, Greylock Capital & Lightbank Partners. Next, learn about the innovative IndieVC model from local scout & GC Member Graham McBain. In an effort to empower entrepreneurs, IndieVC provides a unique option of preserving equity ownership for founding teams. No longer worry about dealing with board members, preferred stock & pro rata rights. IndieVC is deeply entrepreneur friendly and aims to be an ally for every partner in their network. Graham will provide all the details and share his own startup path along the way.  Last we’ll be wrapping up with local entrepreneur and legend, Sedale Turbovsky. With the rise of government grants and public funding, startups can raise significant seed capital on founder-friendly terms with NO DILUTION! With the Egeria Platform, you can tap into significant capital to help take your company to a new level. Grants currently range from $100,000 to $1,000,000+ per startup. Learn how you can take advantage of this amazing and overlooked opportunity.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from local entrepreneurs and their respective journeys. The goal of this speaker showcase is to provide actionable insights for each business owner. We’ll wrap up with Q&A with all of our speakers to answer all of your capital questions.  Event Schedule 6:00 – 6:15 Socializing 6:15 – 6:45 Traditional VC  6:45 – 7:15 IndieVC 7:15 – 7:45 Non-Dilutive Capital 7:45 – 8:15 Q&A 8:15 – 8:30 Wrap Up