Developing a thoughtful fundraising strategy is a crucial element of startup success. In this interactive session, cofounder & managing partner of Venture Lane Studio Christian Magel and managing partner of Mentor Foundry Jeffrey Beir will help you understand fundraising stages and milestones, how to develop your own fundraising approach, how to anticipate investor questions, and plan your optimal fundraising campaign. You will: Learn to build a framework for your fundraising strategy; highlight the key areas of uniqueness/risk in your fundraising; boil your strategy down to one page; and clarify the key elements of your narrative and pitch.
Speakers: Christian Magel & Jeffrey Beir
Jeffrey Beir Jeffrey is the Managing Partner of Mentor Foundry and a founding mentor at the Harvard iLab. He works with disruptive founders to build promising companies. A successful entrepreneur, CEO and investor, he brings a breadth of experience – strategy, product, go-to-market, capital raising and mentorship to help teams navigate the early days and focus on the right things. Jeffrey was formerly a general partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, EVP of Products at Documentum and co-founder and CEO of eRoom Technology. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MSEE from Syracuse University and a BSEE from Northwestern University.
Christian Magel is the Founder of Venture Lane Boston, a curated startup hub for early-stage tech companies. His mission is to create real, measurable impact for member companies through a vibrant creative space, a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and impactful events and connections into the local ecosystem. He is an international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert for go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout. He has founded and grown several companies to and beyond IPO including Amaysim, simyo and Letsbuyit.com.