June 3, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | Venture Labs 555 W Hastings St 11th floor

Thinking of raising money from investors for your startup? Join us and Spring Activator’s Vivian McCormick, for Part 2 of our Fundraising Fundamentals workshop – don’t worry if you missed Part 1. Many of the topics covered in this session are standalone topics that do not require you to have attended the previous workshop.

We will be covering:

  • Valuation – Understanding factors that influence startup valuation, how much to raise, and dilution. Positioning yourself with investors to defend and justify your valuation.
  • Alternative Returns – Not every startup is designed as a VC friendly venture scale unicorn, and not every founder will pursue aggressive growth. What are alternate ways to discuss returns or “exits” that will still allow you to raise capital from investors?
  • Pitching – Additional tips to help your pitch stand out, analysis and breakdown of sample company pitch decks.

About Vivian: Vivian was a practicing lawyer in Vancouver for over 10 years, first with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel with Business Development Bank of Canada. As a result of her work with BDC, she decided to take her knowledge and experience further into the business realm as an advisor. She now guides entrepreneurs through various stages of their business, from inception to growth, with a focus on optimizing operations to maximize efficiency and prepare companies to scale.

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