“Funding Hacks: Building A Funnel + Running A Process” + Fireside Chat with Gautam Tambay on Raising $31M During COVID19.
Even in a strong market, raising your first (or next) round of capital is harder than it looks. Add in a global pandemic, and it becomes a herculean effort.
In this talk, chock full of fresh funding hacks and insider tips, our experts will share actionable tactics for helping succeed on the fundraising trail.
This 75 min workshop and fireside chat will teach you how to:
Build and qualify a target list of investor leads
Secure the strongest possible “warm intro” (and what to do if you don’t have a large network)
Streamline your process and drive momentum and “heat” for your deal
Close your round faster and with greater negotiating leverage.
In the workshop with Nathan Beckord, CFA and CEO of Foundersuite.com, we will learn his methodology for “running an efficient process.” Beckord spent ten years in the trenches as interim CFO at over 100 companies that collectively raised over $200M in funding.
Following the workshop, we will have a fireside chat with Gautam Tambay, CEO of Springboard.com which raised $31 million during the pandemic. We will discuss how he starts socializing his deal several months in advance of fundraising, how he divides his work week while raising capital, and why he views a “no” as simply “not right now.”
We will also cover specific tactics he employed during COVID19 including changes he made to his pitch deck structure, tips for pitching over Zoom, qualifying investors’ activity, and much more.