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Seed Funding: The VC Option

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

at Workbar Cambridge

Free - $35

What does it mean to raise your Seed round from a VC firm?
Get some answers from active Boston VCs who fund seed-stage companies and what this means for your business in the short and long term.
We’ll answer questions such as:

- How is Seed funding from VCs different from Angel Seed funding?
- What would it mean for your company now and for your future rounds? What is the average size for a Seed round in Boston?
- Where do you start? How and when to establish a relationship with VCs and create legitimate competition between them.

- What does a well-run process and what does the timing look like?
- What are Seed VCs looking for in companies?

Beer & Food provided

Payal Agrawal Divakaran

Payal Agrawal Divakaran

Principal at .406 Ventures

Payal is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she supports the team in investing, board involvement, and portfolio management. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm with ~$650M under management. The firm invests in early stage enterprise-oriented startups in sectors including healthcare IT, cybersecurity, data/analytics, and cloud infrastructure. Payal currently has 10 portfolio companies across Boston, NYC, Nashville, Madison, LA, and the Bay Area.

Chris Keller

Chris Keller

Managing Director at NextGen Venture Partners

Chris is the Managing Director for NextGen Venture Partners in Boston & NYC. NextGen is a network-driven venture partner for exceptional entrepreneurs. Their network of young startup investors are leaders in the entrepreneurial community who use their collective skills and connections to support the growth of our portfolio companies. They have operations in NYC, DC, Boston, Chicago, and Austin, with the goal of becoming one of the most active and connected investors in the world.

Neil Chheda

Neil Chheda

Co-founder and General Partner at Romulus Capital

Neil is a partner at Romulus Capital. As a former product manager and entrepreneur, Neil loves partnering with entrepreneurs to build teams and products at the earliest stages of a business. Prior to Romulus, Neil was a product manager at Zynga, where spent most of his time building products for Farmville which have since reached hundreds of millions of users. He also spent time at McKinsey and founded a healthcare company that provides innovative anesthesiology service solutions. Neil is an avid scuba diver and private pilot, but when he’s on the ground, he focuses on investments in internet, mobile, and healthcare companies.

Chip Hazard

Chip Hazard

General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners

Chip is a hands-on early stage venture capital investor with a particular focus on working with passionate entrepreneurial teams developing companies around deep IP that addresses significant “pain points” for customers in emerging high growth fields. He is currently a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners - a venture capital firm whose mission is to assist founders in growing innovative, global companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in seed and early stage technology companies and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital.

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March 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free - $35
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