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

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.

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MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC – Follow the Money > Moderator

April 15, 2014

Three leading New York venture capital firms will provide their strategies for 2011. Understanding venture capital firms strategies is critical in order to obtain venture capital. Prior to the panel discussion, PwC will present a summary of the 3rd quarter 2010 MoneyTree Report. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PwC and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

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