MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC – Financing Technology Companies at Different Stages > Moderator

Videos by dev_team  •  May 1, 2015

Rapidly growing companies require infusions of capital at various stages of growth. ​T​his ​event offers ​full-spectrum view of the financing of technology companies. Most companies start with sweat equity, augmented by friends and family money. After that, angels are an appropriate source of funds. From there, venture capital may be required for growth that could result in an IPO. The vast majority of successful companies will gain liquidity not via an IPO but will exit via M&A. Each class of investors will have a different valuation of a young company because of their different perspectives of risk and potential. Understanding their perspectives is critical to funding your company or making a sound investment in a venture which will require future growth funds.