Raising Money for your Start-up

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Raising Money for your Start-up

195 Morgan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
May 8th, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

8a – 12a M – F, 9a – 12a Sa & Su


Fundraising is one of the essential jobs of a great leader, alongside setting company strategy, recruiting, managing a great team towards agreed upon goals and communicating effectively with key external constituents.

Despite all the stories these days about new startups getting funded, the reality is that only a small percentage of startups that seek venture capital actually end up successfully raising money. So it is especially important for entrepreneurs to understand best practices for fundraising.

Join us and Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital for a discussion on startup fundraising and best practices. Be prepared with questions, both general and from personal experience, as this is intended to be an open and interactive discussion.

Mo Koyfman is a General Partner at Spark Capital. He has led Spark’s investments in Aviary, DIY, GDGT, Skillshare, Svpply and Work Market. Prior to joining Spark, Mo spent six years at IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) in a variety of strategic, transactional and operational roles. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Connected Ventures, parent of, and, and previously held the roles of Vice President of Programming and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mo began his career as an investment banker at Bear Stearns where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising in the media, entertainment and technology sectors.
Mo also serves on the board of ArtWorks, a non-profit that brings creative and performing arts therapy to children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Mo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in English from The College of Arts & Sciences.

Basic/Custom Member Price: $15
Nonmember Price: $20