fnMentoring with Vanessa Pestritto of The New York Angels


fnMentorings accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions require an advanced RSVP and are for members only.  If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next month’s session will be:

fnMentoring with Vanessa Pestritto of the New York Angels. Her topic Raising Your Seed Round: Guide to the Angel Market will cover market observations and entrepreneurs’ experiences in moving their investors through the pipeline to closing. Pestritto will review market beliefs and address lessons learned. There will be open q&a as we cover different stages from due diligence to funding.

Background: Vanessa Pestritto is Program Director of The New York Angels. She manages deal flow and the investor experience. Her work has led to an increase in member engagement, community participation and overall investment activity making NYA one of the most active Angel groups with over $95M invested. 

She previously worked in technology management consulting on product development as a business lead and prior to that, art organizations where she restructured operations, marketing and managed sales. She currently is a Mentor for the NYU Berkley Venture Competition, BrainTrust Advisor for Entrepreneurs@Athena, was named a Top Latino Tech Leader by the New America Alliance and blogs at IamVP.com.

Company: New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through successful exit.  Their 100+ members are entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. They come from a wide array of industry backgrounds and together create an extensive network of entrepreneurial support. They mentor and coach the entrepreneurs in whom they invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.

The mission of New York Angels is to foster an engaged and smart New York City angel investment environment in an effort to enhance the opportunities for entrepreneurs to be financed and succeed through exit. They provide opportunities for their members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies and accelerating them to market leadership. They lead and participate in investments ranging from $100,000–$1,000,000, and have a large network of angel groups and venture capital firms with whom they syndicate rounds up to $2 million.

If you are interested in learning about raising your seed round, the fnMentoring session is on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 12:30 pm in New York, New York. RSVP to participate in this event.  

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