Raising $55M in One Year: How I Did It

Apr 13, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Derek Andersen is the co-founder of Startup Grind and of Bevy. He bootstrapped Startup Grind for 10 years and as of the last year, he's begun funding for Bevy. Last March just as COVID-19 hit the world, Bevy announced their first round of funding from Accel and Upfront. Learn about how he made the decision to bootstrap vs fund and what he's learned while seeking out his Series B.

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About this event

Derek Andersen is the co-founder of Startup Grind and of Bevy. in 2017, Startup Grind spun out our community events software to create what is now Bevy. Derek has bootstrapped Startup Grind for 10 years and just announced a Series C round for Bevy, bringing their valuation to $325 million.

Alongside one of his investors, Kobie Fuller of Upfront, hear how Derek’s done it -- what he’s learned both bootstrapping and funding and perhaps more importantly, what he would never do again.

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  • Derek Andersen

    Bevy / Startup Grind

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Kobie Fuller

    Upfront Ventures



  • Joe Famalette


    Founder & CEO

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