Join Matt Gittleman as he gives helpful tips to ensure success when raising capital for early stage startups!
Raising money is hard and isn’t for every company. That brand new Honda Civic you bought will take you wherever you want to go, but if you put rocket fuel in it, it might blow up. VC is that rocket fuel. Building a network around your startup and bringing in champions as early as you can will help ensure success if and when you do decide that raising capital is the right thing for your business.
- Meet your investors 12 months ago
- Surround yourself with people who can support you
- Find an early way to monetize something
- Get feedback from 100+ buyers while building your product
- Be 100%+ sure that you are aligned with your VCs vision
Meet our speaker:
Matt is a Senior Associate at Blu Venture Investors. He focuses on new investments within the cybersecurity sector, overseeing the pipeline of security investments for the firm as well as management of the current portfolio. With expertise in go-to-market, digital strategy, and operations from his time working with venture backed startups in the DC and Boston markets, Matt also assists portfolio companies with these initiatives as they scale.
Matt graduated with an MBA from Georgetown McDonough where he was the President of the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Club. Prior to business school, Matt worked for Yesware and Catalant Technologies in Boston, and spent three years with LivingSocial, in DC, all in marketing and operations roles.
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