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Perfecting the Raise: Raising Capital for Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups

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We know many of you out there have amazing ideas, but can find it extremely frustrating to get your idea off the ground. Nothing is more frustrating than having a product or app that investors won't look at! 

Well that's why, WestWave Ventures is hosting a VC Panel as our first event in the LA VentureConnect Series. This event will go through the difficulties of navigating a Pre-Seed and Seed-Stage Capital Raise. We will have questions answered about the importance of traction at the Pre-Seed Stage of a company's lifespan, how to strategically find investors who align with your company's mission and stage of investment, and ways to properly approach investors with a fair valuation of your company.


Networking- 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks- 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

VC Panel- 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking- 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Kory Chapelle - EGFS - Moderator of VC Panel

Josh Schlisserman - WestWave Ventures - Principal

Thea Knobel - Techstars - Venture Associate

JJ Richa - Tech Coast Angels - Angel

Sophia Khan - Greycroft - Investor

Minnie Ingersoll - TenOneTen Ventures - Managing Partner

Ray McKenzie - Red Beach Advisors/MultiPass Ventures - Managing Partner

Abha Nath - Wonder Ventures - Investor