Austin Startup Week Austin Startup Week

Fundraising

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Fundraising Track Opening Remarks
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Jake O'Shea (He/Him)
Jake O'Shea (He/Him)
Capital Factory, Investor Relations Manager
Jill Klinvex (She/Her)
Jill Klinvex (She/Her)
Capital Factory, Senior Venture Associate

Join as Jake O'Shea and Jill Klinvex kick off the Fundraising Track.

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Venture Fund Economics 101
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Morgan Flager (He/Him)
Morgan Flager (He/Him)
Silverton Partners, General Partner
John Dirvin (He/Him)
John Dirvin (He/Him)
Capital Factory
Cat Dizon (She/Her)
Cat Dizon (She/Her)
Active Capital, Co-Founder/COO
Chris R. Traylor (He/Him)
Chris R. Traylor (He/Him)
Heavy Oil Solutions, Inc., Chairman & CEO

The goal with this panel is to educate founders on the economics of venture capital funds and help place themselves in the shoes of investors to better understand their decision-making process. The panel will be composed of partners at funds across various stages and will provide attendees with a holistic overview of how venture fund economics play out in the real world.

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Fundraising For Texas Startups In 2020
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Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
True Wealth Ventures, General Partner
Mike Dodd (He/Him)
Mike Dodd (He/Him)
Silverton Partners, General Partner
Charlie Plauche (He/Him)
Charlie Plauche (He/Him)
S3 Ventures, Partner
Krishna Srinivasan (He/Him)
Krishna Srinivasan (He/Him)
LiveOak Venture Partners, Founding Partner
Thomas Ball (He/Him)
Thomas Ball (He/Him)
Next Coast Ventures, Co-Founder and Managing Director

This session will cover the recent trends firms are seeing in the Texas venture market, and how it's impacting their approaches. Founders will have the opportunity to hear from Partners from the largest and most active venture capital firms in Austin: Silverton Partners, S3 Ventures, Liveoak Venture Partners, Next Coast Ventures and True Wealth Ventures.

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Funding Alternatives to VC
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Ari Palmer (She/Her)
Ari Palmer (She/Her)
TaxTaker, CEO & Co-Founder
Jody Page (He/Him)
Jody Page (He/Him)
Lighter Capital, Director
Cheryl Campos (She/Her)
Cheryl Campos (She/Her)
Republic, Director
Allen Thornton (He/Him)
Allen Thornton (He/Him)
Grant Source, CEO

Venture capital isn't the only way to fund your startup! Join us to learn about other alternatives that are available for your startup from crowdfunding, revenue sharing, and grants!

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Sourcing Capital and Fueling Growth from Abroad
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David Dufresne (He/Him)
David Dufresne (He/Him)
Panache Ventures, Partner
Chris Ripley (He/Him)
Chris Ripley (He/Him)
Smarter Sorting, CEO
Dina Santos (She/Her)
Dina Santos (She/Her)
Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, Senior Trade Commissioner

How can you tap into capital and fuel your company's growth from abroad? Join Panache Ventures, Canada’s leading early stage VC fund investing across US and Canada during the Fundraising Track. They'll share an overview of their current thesis and provide insights into how VC-backed companies in the US can leverage Canadian non-dilutive funding programs and fast track immigration programs to help fuel company growth.