Tour de Finance 2015: Your Guide to the Financing Life Cycle
"Tour de Finance” is a year-long series that covers all aspects of raising the money you need to take your great idea to market and, in the end, cash out and start all over again with your next startup.
2015 Events Schedule:
Tour de Finance: VC Funding (Session #3)
In this session, we dive into the dos and don’ts of securing VC investments. Specifically:
After attending this event you’ll know how to value your company, find avenues for funding, what to ask for, and mistakes to avoid. Doors open at 6:00PM for networking, program starts at 6:30PM. Light food and drinks will be served.
Helen Reeves, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Helen represents start-up and growth stage companies on complex transactional matters including early-stage financings (seed, angel and venture capital), bank financing arrangements (secured and unsecured), private securities offerings, employment matters, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
Her clients include technology-based start-ups, restaurants, retail businesses, and traditional advertising, promotion companies and commercial production companies. In her start-up practice Ms. Reeves has advised mobile content providers and developers, companies that manufacture “wearables” (devices that can be worn), online publishers, software developers and consultants, website developers and operators, and other content providers and ecommerce companies.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Reeves was a corporate associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, where she handled public and private securities offerings, syndicated lending transactions and private mergers and acquisitions.
Marisa Warren, Chairwoman & Founding Director, ELEVACAO
Marisa Warren is a highly awarded serial entrepreneur, global corporate executive and philanthropist - working across the America’s, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Over the last 18 years Marisa has founded 3 tech-focused companies, including a 501(c)(3), and worked for companies such as Workday, SAP and Microsoft. Marisa is incredibly passionate about empowering Women Entrepreneurs to build successful, innovative tech businesses, whilst creating collaborative environments where a Women’s ambition to succeed is embraced and actively supported by both Women and Men.
Michael Hussey, Founder & CEO, StatSocial
Michael Hussey is the founder and CEO of StatSocial, a social analytics and ad targeting company based in New York. Previously, he founded the people search company PeekYou (2006), building it into one of the top-250 sites in the US. Before that, he created RateMyTeachers and RateMyProfessors (2001), which to this day, nearly every college student still uses. A native Mainer, he graduated from the University of Maine in 2000 with a degree in Financial Economics and today lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Christina Bechhold, Managing Director, Empire Angels
Client base includes many closely held technology and computer businesses, start-up and emerging growth companies, professional service organizations and manufacturing companies. Assists the firm in its internal technology efforts by researching, testing and then implementing the software used firm-wide. Also, responsible for staff training in the use of various software applications. Member of WS+B’s Technology & Communications Group.