Successful Fundraising in Today's Environment

Sponsored by: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

01/23/2018 • Luncheon

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
305 Lytton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Video conference participation also available.
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Ghia Griarte, Managing Partner, Ponte Partners

Session and Speakers

January 23 | Lunch
Unique and Differentiated Strategy
Arlan Hamilton, Christie Pitts, Mina Pacheco Nazemi

February 15 | Lunch
Track Record
Cindy Padnos

March 21 | Lunch
Identifying and Engaging with LPs
Mina Pacheco Nazemi

April 17 | Breakfast
Due Diligence
Susan Mason

Negotiating Terms

June 19 | Lunch
First Close and Beyond
Cynthia Ringo

Whether you're an experienced investor wanting to get exposure to today's fundraising market or an emerging manager wanting to start your own fund, you've probably read about and listened to what it takes to execute a successful fundraise. You've found great advice on: having a unique and differentiated strategy, getting feedback on your idea, hiring your team, finding funding, and executing your plans. With women investing partners in very limited numbers, wouldn't it be great to hear insights from other women like yourself on how they have successfully paved the way towards their first fund and raised additional funds from institutional investors?

We're offering a 6-session program that provides insights on key criteria to successfully raising a first or follow-on funds with discussions lead by women, once in your shoes, who have started their own successful firms: Susan Mason (Aligned Partners), Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures), Cynthia Ringo (DBL Partners), Arlan Hamilton and Christie Pitts (Backstage Capital), and more. We will also gain insights from various LPs such as Mina Pacheco Nazemi, founder/Managing Partner of Aldea Capital and formerly a partner at GCM Grosvenor/CSFB, who dedicates her time to investing in the underserved markets and investing with women and diverse managers. She has also been a champion for emerging managers and has structured and invested a number of impact investment vehicles on behalf of large institutional investors.

In addition, we will thereafter have a 6-session program in which you will gain exposure to a number of LPs with whom you can ask pertinent fundraising questions in a more intimate setting and begin to understand LP perspectives and to potentially build rapport with members of the LP community.

This event series is for senior women VCs & experienced senior level women entrepreneurs ONLY.

This event series will:

  • Be limited to no more than 12 on-site attendees
  • Have limited video participation
  • Occur for 12 consecutive months
  • Not be open to join or attend after the initial roster is finalized

Many of you are well qualified to attend this event; however, our space is limited. We will inform you of your admission by December 31, 2017. If we are unable to accommodate you in these upcoming sessions, we will put you on our waitlist for future fundraising sessions and your registration & processing fees will be returned.

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