Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Understanding Your Startup Non-dilutive Funding Options

Patrick Judge
Camber Road, Managing Partner

Patrick Judge has 18 years of commercial finance and early stage investing experience.  He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Camber Road Partners.  He is also an LP/Investor in Seed and Series A funds and serves as Board Advisor to the University of Buffalo’s Innovation Fund.  Based locally here in Minnesota, he has been a supporter of Beta.MN and was a mentor at the Techstars Retail Accelerator.  He is passionate about founders retaining more equity as they grow their business, and has helped numerous companies across the country with non-dilutive financing solutions.

Sanjeev Shah
JPMorgan Chase, Vice President - Technology & Disruptive Commerce, Commercial Banking

Sanjeev Shah, based in Minneapolis, is part of JPMorgan’s Tech and Disruptive Commerce banking group. He and his specialized banking team help high growth companies /founders scale rapidly, operate efficiently and capitalize on growth by leveraging JPMorgan's global product capabilities, as well as, expertise across Commercial  and Investment banking which create a seamless process from founding to exit.

Jimmy Stephens
Brex, Director, Channel Sales

 Bio: Jimmy Stephens was part of the early Brex team, joining 2 weeks after public launch. Since joining, he has played an integral part in building out the GTM team and growing the top line revenue number.

Today, Jimmy runs the early stage customer acquisition team - including all of its events, content, programming and partnerships focused on Brex’s core early stage technology customers. These efforts generate the bulk of Brex's new customers each month - a vital component to the Fintech's unprecedented growth.

He attended Utah State University, where he studied Finance & Economics.  He is a father of 1 daughter (2.5 years old) who has the nickname internally as "Brexie" since she was the 1st Brex Baby born in the company. Jimmy has a huge passion for real estate, loves to ski & golf, and is quite the wood-fired pizza maker.

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Early Stage Founders must be diligent about financing growth and need to be aware of all funding options. Founders are looking for ways to finance their growth with non-dilutive capital options and extend runway for equity raise. This helps founders retain control, align their business growth to their core values, preserve equity and raise future equity at higher valuations.


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  • The entry point for the event is the Premium Entrance which is located under the Benton County sign.