How to Finance your Business in Stages: Options and Trade-offs from the Experts
Need cash to grow your business? Our expert panel will show you how to expand your resources and navigate the fundraising options for both the early and mid-stages of your
Need cash to grow your business? Our expert panel will show you how to expand your resources and navigate the fundraising options for both the early and mid-stages of your enterprise.
Don’t get left behind! Women start new companies at twice the rate of men, but with six times less capital — and those businessses tend to stay small. Instead you can dramatically increase your revenue potential by raising capital to fund your growth and expansion.
About the Panelists:
Susan Lyne is President of BBG Ventures, a new venture fund for women-led tech start-ups. The fund is focused on consumer internet businesses – services, content, commerce – based on the belief that there is a huge opportunity in backing smart entrepreneurs who reflect and understand the consumers driving the fastest-growing areas of the internet. Before launching the BBG Fund, Susan was most recently CEO of the AOL Brand Group where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands including TechCrunch, Moviefone and MapQuest.
Angela Lee is the founder of 37 Angels, an angel network that invests in early stage startups and activates new women angels through a month-long investing bootcamp. An educator and entrepreneur, Angela serves as Assistant Dean at Columbia Business School and is a highly rated professor of strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business and is regularly featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company and other media. Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Angela as one of Six Innovative Women to Watch in 2015.
Erin Glenn is CEO of Quire, a small business platform for customer loyalty (quire.com) and fundraising (quire.com/ventures/signup). Prior, Erin was CFO at video game maker KIXEYE, where she ran finance and operations. She helped scale the company to over 500 employees and nine digit revenues in less than four years. Before joining start-ups, she held various finance and operations roles at economics consultancy LECG, where she executed public equity raises and debt financings. She also worked in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and UBS and was a management consultant in Singapore and Bangkok.
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Beth Goldberg is the New York District Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA). She is responsible for overseeing the delivery and efficiency of all SBA programs and services to the greater New York small business community, which includes 1.6 million small businesses that employ over five million people with a payroll of $322.7 billion. Ms. Goldberg has specialized in the field of economic development and in 1987 founded Auric Ventures, Ltd. Ms. Goldberg is considered to be one of the architects of New York City’s economic development program, and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, among other roles.
(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYU Kaufman Management Center