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Funding Your Business: Demystifying Venture Capital

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ABOUT THIS CLASS
Ready to raise money for your business? Join Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Albert Wenger and learn how to navigate the world of venture capital with confidence!

Why do businesses need financing? What are pros and cons of raising venture capital funding? How do you get started, and what are best practices for success? This friendly and informative 60-minute class is a perfect introduction to the world of fundraising—giving you insights, vocabulary, and tips you can put into action right away.

You’ll learn:
• Whether venture capital funding is right for your business
• How to get started with seed financing
• Best practices for meeting, pitching, and persuading investors
• How to navigate a term sheet

Lessons will be especially useful for aspiring entrepreneurs, founders, and enthusiasts curious about how promising companies get funded. It’s time to get your business ready for success!

CLASS PROJECT
ACTION: Tell us about your business!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures (USV), a New York-based early stage VC firm focused on investing in disruptive networks. USV portfolio companies include: Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Etsy, Kickstarter, Shapeways, and Skillshare.

Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo. He previously founded or co-founded five companies, including a management consulting firm (in Germany), a hosted data analytics company, a technology subsidiary for Telebanc (now E*Tradebank), an early stage investment firm, and most recently (with his wife), DailyLit, a service for reading books by email or RSS.

Albert graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT.

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