Fundraising in a Down Market: How to Keep Your Startup Alive

Mar 9, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

In this fireside chat, we will peel back the curtain and give founders a glimpse into what goes into successfully raising capital in today’s market environment with a founder who raised $6 million for his startup.

This session will give you vital information from both Ayden Syal, a founder and Deanna Brown, a funder, on what they have learned the hard way. They will give invaluable insights from when they were inexperienced, first-time entrepreneurs and how to navigate the many hurdles of a daunting seed round.

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Deanna Brown

Dragonfly Sports (Previously SXSW Innovator's Fund)

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