Fundraising Fundamentals: Leveraging Your Network

4:30 pm — 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Virtual Event via Zoom

Raising venture capital can be tricky, especially for first-time founders. Bridging the gap between founding your company and getting traction can be an especially perilous task. How do founders bridge the gap from the earliest stages of their business without institutional investment? They often rely on friends, family, and other early supporters. Learn from a panel of entrepreneurs about how they found support for their idea and raised money from individuals, before going to venture capitalists.


  • Anna Barry, PhD, JD – Chief Operating Officer, Korro Bio, Inc.
  • Matt Caulfield – Founder & CEO, Oort
  • Clarence Friedman – Senior Director, Transformation, Waters Corporation
  • Amy Jackson – Co-Founder and CEO, Statera
  • Jake Shinder – Head of Business Development @ Snappy Gifts


This session is for team members participating in the i-lab’s Venture Program. Registration is available via the i-lab portal (click below) or through the program calendar. If you are a Harvard affiliate who would like to join this session or if you don’t have access to the i-lab portal, please email

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Fundraising Fundamentals: Leveraging Your Network
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