Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Raising Capital for Startups Meet Up

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I will talk about the steps startups can take to raise venture capital quickly and successfully. Our startup, Speek, raised $2.8m in less than 2 months - and outside Silicon Valley. I have 8 steps that are crucial to raising enough capital to let your big idea catch on. This is based on an article I wrote for Fast Company magazine: http://www.fastcompany.com/3004817/how-startups-can-avoid-series-crunch

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Konrad Waliszewski

VP, Business Dev

Speek

Konrad Waliszewski is VP of Business Development and runs finance at Speek. Prior to Speek, Konrad advised numerous clients—from large, publicly traded companies and investment firms to startups—on corporate finance, strategic planning and merger & acquisition projects. He was also an investment banker at GCA Savvian in San Francisco, where he focused on technology buyouts, private financings and capital market transactions. Konrad has been a guest contributor to Fast Company and Forbes on startup and corporate finance related topics. You can find Konrad on Konrad’s World Venture Project, where he blogs about his observations traveling the world and working with local startups, investors and philanthropic organizations.

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