Apr 14 2021

The event is finished.

In this 60 minute on-demand session, founders, investors and experts share fundraising benchmark data and answer common questions such as:

  • How much capital should I raise?
  • What type of valuation is fair?
  • What ownership % do founders usually give up?
  • What ownership % do investors usually target?


  • Chase Emanuel
    Chase Emanuel
    East Coast Partnerships, Carta

    Chase manages East Coast partnerships at Carta by day, scouts for Lightspeed Venture Partners by night, and was a travel tech founder in a past life.

  • DeVaris Brown
    DeVaris Brown
    CEO and Co-Founder, Meroxa

    DeVaris Brown is the CEO and co-founder of Meroxa, a VC backed company enabling teams of any size and level of expertise to build real time data pipelines in minutes not months. Prior to founding Meroxa, DeVaris was a product leader at Twitter, Heroku, VSCO, and Zendesk. When he’s not sitting in front of a computer, you can find DeVaris behind a camera capturing moments in time, at the stove whipping up the finest delicacies, or behind a set of turntables, moving a sea of people through music.

  • Jenny Fielding
    Jenny Fielding
    Founder/General Partner, The Fund

    Jenny Fielding is the Managing Director of Techstars New York where she leads the program. She is also the founder and General Partner at The Fund, a first check fund and international founder community. Her portfolio includes more than 130+ tech enabled companies including two unicorns. Previously, Jenny headed up Corporate Venture and Digital Innovation at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led business development deals. She has started several tech companies, most notably Switch-Mobile, a mobile VoIP company that was acquired in 2009. Jenny began her career as a lawyer, spent time at JP Morgan and is a graduate of Columbia University where she is an Adjunct Professor. She is also a Kauffman Fellow.

  • Katie Shea
    Katie Shea
    Founding General Partner, Divergent Capital

    Katie Shea is a Founding General Partner at Divergent Capital, a pre-seed fund based in NYC. Katie has spent her entire career in the early-stage tech ecosystem as a founder, operator, angel investor & VC. Passionate about connecting great people, building great companies, and finding the best dance parties.