How to Raise Your First Round in 2020: What Sets Founders Apart- Russ Heddleston, CEO @ DocSend

San Francisco
Thu, Apr 23, 5:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Co-founder and CEO Russ Heddleston and his team at DocSend got 15k CEOs to participate in fundraising research. After analyzing thousands of pitch decks and doing a deep dive into the data of fundraising, they found how early-stage founders can be most successful in today’s startup climate.

He'll show you everything you need to be successful - from how long investors spend reading your deck, the pages they stay on the longest, and what sparks an investor to contact the founder. Gain best practices on how to prospect the right investors, at the right time, with a well-thought-out fundraising narrative and pitch deck that tells your story in a concise and effective manner. Russ will also touch on what fundraising looks like right now amidst a global pandemic and how mentorship can be really helpful for fundraising.

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  • Russ Heddleston

    Russ Heddleston


    Co-founder + CEO

    Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend, a service for securely sending and tracking documents that has over 10,000 customers. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup, and has held roles at Dropbox, Microsoft, and Trulia. Russ holds a BS/MS in Computer Science from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • When

    Thursday, Apr 23
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Grace Lancaster

      Grace Lancaster

      Startup Grind

      Event + Speaker Manager