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Friday, November 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Alternative Funding to Venture Capital

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Did you know less than 1% of startups get VC funding? In the venture model, VCs are looking for companies that have a big market potential and a chance to a big exit. At the end of the day, they want 5-10X of their investment. The truth is, the majority of small tech businesses don't fit the venture model. And, many founders don't want to give up control of their company. They may not want an exit. If you're building and scaling and needing outside capital to accelerate, what are some ways to do it without going on the traditional VC route? Join this panel to find out!

Moderators
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Joe Wallin

Principal, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
I am a corporate lawyer, and I represent companies in all stages of their life cycle, from inception through angel and venture financings and ultimate exit. | I also represent investors in businesses, including angel and institutional investors, and buyers of businesses. | I also represent individual founders and executives, with respect to their contractual and compensatory arrangements. | I am the Founder and Editor of StartupLawBlog.com. I... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Cameron

SVP, Specialty Finance, Square 1
Mark oversees the sales and marketing efforts for the Specialty Finance Group. Mark has over 20 years of experience in providing financial services and venture finance solutions to technology companies. Prior to Square 1, he held senior positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Imperial Bank, Sand Hill Capital and Greater Bay Bank. Mark joined Square 1 in 2013.
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Grant Jones

President, KuKuRuZa
Grant has been the Managing Member of Popcorn Pavilion, LLC since its founding in 2009. During this time he has grown global revenue by 77.3% annually. He oversaw the acquisition of the KuKuRuZa brand and the merging of both companies’ operations in 2011 before creating and launching an international franchise program. This program has fueled global brand growth through partnerships in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South... Read More →
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Molly Otter

CIO, Lighter Capital
Molly has been an investment professional for 10+ years with a focus on providing debt for middle market companies. She was previously a VP at AEA Investors LP as a member of both the Mezzanine and Senior Debt teams. She has her BA from Dartmouth College and her MSc from the London School of Economics.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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