How to Attract Investment & Approach a Fundraise

Nov 17th, 2021 @11:00 am
If you’re looking for investment to take your business to the next phase of growth, it’s essential to have a coherent strategy for fundraising. Our panelists will discuss how to incorporate feedback into your business plan/investor desks to reposition aspects of your business as well as taking the time to look at each angel syndicate and VC’s investment criteria and whether you’re a good potential fit. It’s all about finding investors that you would most like to work with or think are the best fit.


Juan Scarlett

Managing Director OneValley
Juan Scarlett is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of OneValley Ventures where he leads the investment strategy and execution for the OneValley Fund, a Pre-seed and Seed stage fund focused on supporting dynamic founders solving high value problems with next generation technologies. Juan also leads expansion and growth stage investment opportunities with OneValley's key partners. Before joining OneValley, Juan served as Managing Director of Nimble Ventures, where he led investment strategy, execution and portfolio management. Juan has been in the venture capital industry for the past 14+ years and has worked in technology investing and research for the 20+ years. He has served on the boards of half a dozen startups and has been an advisor to many more. Juan has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from Florida A&M University.

Edith Yeung

General Partner Race Capital
Edith is General Partner at Race Capital (Solana, FTX, Databricks), a VC firm that invests in early stage enterprise tech companies. In her previous role as a partner at 500 Startups and now as a general partner at Race Capital, she's invested in some of the leading data and fintech infrastructure companies, including crypto exchange FTX. She also went in on the Seed Sale for Solana back in April 2018 and can talk to you about why they invested so early.

Vishal Sunak

Co-Founder & CEO LinkSquares
Vishal Sunak is the co-founder and CEO of LinkSquares, the company behind the fastest-growing AI-powered contracting platform for legal teams. Named among the 2020 Gartner Cool Vendors for Contract Lifecycle Management and Advanced Contract Analytics, LinkSquares is used by more than 400+ legal teams at mid-to-large companies, including brands such as TGI Fridays, Cogito and Wayfair, to move their businesses forward faster. Vishal is widely recognized as a change agent in the legaltech space, where he has worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for legal teams, while elevating their visibility within the enterprise. In 2021, Vishal was named an Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. LinkSquares debuted on the Inc. 5000 in 2021 at position #253. Outside of LinkSquares, Vishal mentors local Boston-based startup founders, plays the blues on his guitar, and spends time exploring outside with his young daughter. Vishal has a B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Nick Larson

General Partner Driven Capital
Nick Larson is an ambitious and open-minded entrepreneur turned investor, keen on helping and connecting creative people with integrity. Having grown up in Silicon Valley with a mom where his mother worked at Apple Computer for 30 years, entrepreneurship and innovation are in his blood. Nick is a serial founder with lots of failures and 2 big wins (founding companies and scaling them to millions in revenue). Raised capital from angel investors to Google, now running an early stage tech fund named Driven Capital. Last year Nick was named of the the “Top 25 Most Influential People in Digital Marketing in the US” by PR Newswire.

How to Attract Investment & Approach a Fundraise

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