Share Your Best Funding Strategy, and WIN !!

by Wendy Soon on January 20, 2016

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Every startup needs funding. With no funding, a startup will not be able to sustain nor grow fast. There are many different funding sources available – venture capital, angel investors, family and friends, bootstrapping, etc. But not all of them are easy to get hold of. So what’s your startup’s best funding strategy? Let’s all share our best funding strategies with one another, so startups can help each other thrive.
Fill in the following 6 word blank regarding your best funding strategy — “My funding strategy is _ _ _ _ _ _” – We understand that you have many great strategies to share, but choose the top ones or the most creative ones! Remember, in just 6 words, no more and no less. And you can win amazing prizes. We promise you – it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We’ll be announcing winners on the day of our next meetup on 21st January 2016.
How to Submit: Think hard and think long, get creative or get real! Make a statement or just have fun. Submit your great idea. Use the format:

Startup Name: [My Funding Strategy is _ _ _ _ _ _] #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace

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Examples:
  • Vorkspace: My funding strategy is to try every funding source possible #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace
  • Vorkspace: My funding strategy is Build Great Product, Let Funding Flow #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace

You think you can do better than that? We will see. Start Tweeting now! And remember, share your tweets and get as many of your friends to retweet them as possible, to increase your chances to win! No limits to the number of entries submitted per person. Contest ends Jan 21th (Thu), 7pm PDT. Winners will be announced at our next meetup. (winners must be present at the meetup to redeem prizes).

Prizes: Winners with the best ideas will be selected based on the number of “retweets” and “favorites” of your idea, as well as our internal panel of judges.

Winners will receive the following attractive prizes!

  1. Free full tank of gas! (From FuelPanda)

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It’s a brand new year, and what’s more important than kick-starting it with some MONEY talk? Yes, that’s one of the key essentials to keeping a startup alive, so we lined it up first thing in January! It’s important to make sure we are all well funded, so we can focus on building our products :) This time round, we have invited Seffi Kaminitz to speak about all the various aspects of financing a startup – from seed funding to venture capital investments. Seffi is the founder of Kaminitz Law, which exclusively represents technology startups. Because of his unique experience, not only can you learn about getting funding, you can also learn more about other issues your tech startup may face, such as licensing. So sign up NOW at the below link, and see you on Thursday!

 

Date: 21st January 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 7pm

Register: HERE (and here for online tickets)

 

 

About the speaker:

Seffi Kaminitz is the founder of Kaminitz Law, a Silicon Valley firm that exclusively represents technology startups.  He has been representing technology companies and investors in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters over more than fifteen years. Working closely with serial entrepreneurs and investors for many years, both at a large law firm and as in house counsel at a VC firm, Seffi has developed a unique perspective on strategic business matters that mixes a unique legal perspective, business considerations, and technology. Before founding Kaminitz Law, Seffi was a senior member at a large law firm where Seffi had the opportunity to lead many transactions, including complex technology licensing deals, Venture Capital financing, and M&A transactions, representing companies such as AOL and Motorola and negotiating transactions with major VC funds such as Sequoia Capital. Seffi is admitted to practice in the State of California, the State of New York. Seffi is also admitted to practice in Israel; LL.M graduate of the University of Pennsylvania; LL.B College of Management Academic Studies in Israel.”

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