How to Raise Capital as a First Time Founder

Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:30 PM (CDT)

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How to raise capital as a first-time founder

Raising capital is a tremendous task for any founder but if it’s your first time raising capital it can be especially daunting. A survey by the Kauffman Firm estimated that, on average, it takes at least a minimum of $80k to keep a startup running through its first year. There are many options available, so how do you know which path to choose?

Brian Adams of Excelsior Capital will join us to help first time founders navigate the world of raising capital. Brian is the President and Founder of Excelsior Capital, where he spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of the firm. He has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity and has advanced knowledge in best practices for strategic real estate investing. We’ll discuss:

* The different types of capital

* How to decide which type of capital you need

* The strategies needed to prepare for raising capital

* What investors and financial institutions require

* Personal finance investment strategies for raising capital

When: June 29, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM (CST)

Venue: Online

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