Do The Numbers Work
October 15th 2019 Session
Joe Henderson, guest speaker
The calendar of capital
How much do I need, and when (and how much do I give up?)
Helpful (?) Resources
Accelerators and incubators - What are the benefits and pitfalls?
Are on-line funding platforms for me?
Banks Investment banks., VC's, angel investors, money finders, etc.
Your 'first impression' introductions
When to connect (and with whom)
The Color of Money
What money from outside Philly brings you
Don't bank on VC's
"Soft $" and strategic (non-cash) investments
"Cash In = Survival"
Non-traditional funding ideas
Valuations, and un-priced rounds
Levering your (limited) assets
People invest in people
Making your vendors 'invest' in your growth
And, of course, "Other"
Money .... don't force it!
Do I (really) need to talk about an exit (now)?
Competition ... knowledge is power (but don't disparage)
Planning your long-view investment strategy