Founders Fundraising: Lessons from the Front Lines

Nov 30, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

A half day virtual event designed to support founders of all backgrounds who are currently working to raise capital for their startup.

Virtual event

About this event

Fundraising is a daunting and disproportionately difficult task for many, but especially for BIPOC founders. As part of Startup Grind’s annual DEI Month, this event is designed to support founders of all backgrounds who are currently working to raise capital for their startup. Hear from a lineup of founders and VC’s who have experienced it from both sides of the table. They’ll share the do’s and don'ts of preparing your company for investment, refining your pitch, building a strong stakeholder base and the importance of community (Startup Grind!), and more.

And if you’re in a position to raise capital for your business, that is amazing! Take a moment to be proud to have made it this far, regardless of the fundraising outcome. We wish you luck and hope to help you on your journey. 

Check out what happened


  • Alana Beard

    Transition Play

    Founder & CEO

  • Gary Stewart

    Techstars New York City Accelerator

    Managing Director

  • Marie Rocha

    Realist Ventures

    General Partner & Founder

  • Hunter Hillenmeyer

    Next Play


  • Charmaine Hayden

    GOODsoil VC

    Founding Partner

  • Folake Shasanya

    Silicon Valley Bank

    Head of New & Strategic Channels

  • Phin Mpofu

    Startup Grind

    Director, Global Community

  • Fadia Frangie Doumot

    Startup Grind

    Events & Social Media Coordinator

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