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Fundamentals for Startups: Building a Compelling Investor Pitch
February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
In this talk, Shirish Nadkarni will outline how to go about building a compelling investor pitch that significantly improves your chances of raising funding. He will first discuss how to go about researching which VCs you should target for your fund raise. He will then suggest a specific outline for your presentation that you can use to build your investor pitch and the key components that you should go into each slide. Finally, he will discuss some key dos & don’ts that you should follow to make sure that you nail your investor presentation.
Shirish is a serial entrepreneur with proven success in creating multiple consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. Shirish was the co-founder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with 15+ million registered members from over 200 countries. Livemocha was acquired by RosettaStone in 2013. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless e-mail pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion in 2002. The TeamOn technology served as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail which serviced over 50 million BlackBerry users.
Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.
Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.
Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join, but please pre-register. We hope to see you there!