Fundraising 101: How to successfully raise a round

Join us for a live virtual event with a panel of experts as we help founders navigate how to successfully raise a round. You’ll walk away with information on:

  • Tips and tools to prepare for and successfully raise a round
  • Developing a strong pitch
  • Performing due diligence

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Aug 26 2021


Pacific Time
10:00 am


  • Francesca Puccinelli
    Francesca Puccinelli
    Business Development Manager, Carta

    Francesca is a Business Development Manager at Carta, primarily working with VCs, law firms, technology companies, and startups in the Bay Area and Greater Pacific Northwest.

    Francesca joined Carta during their Series B, and has seen magnificent growth. She has a passion for helping companies scale and working cross-functionally to build products.

    Francesca received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Santa Clara University.

  • Glen Gow
    Glen Gow
    CEO Coach

    – Started his work life as a software developer
    – Harvard MBA
    – CEO for 25 years working with Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc.
    – Venture Capitalist – coaching CEOs of our portfolio companies
    – CEO coach
    – Expert in AI (at the board level)
    – Speaker at the WSJ AI Conference
    – AI columnist in Forbes
    – Happy husband, father, friend and outdoor adventurer

  • Lindsey S. Mignano
    Lindsey S. Mignano
    Founder, Smith Shapourian Mignano PC

    Lindsey counsels national and international startups regarding business formation and expansion into US markets.

    Prior to founding her three-woman firm in 2016, Lindsey practiced at an international law firm. She graduated from Stanford University (2007), and University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2010).

    She currently sits on the Barristers Board of Directors for the Bar Association of San Francisco, a preeminent Bay Area bar association. She has received the following professional accolades: Outstanding Barristers Award in 2017 from the Bar Association of San Francisco; Women in the Law Committee’s Outstanding New Leader Award in 2015 from DRI, an international legal organization for defense and corporate counsel; and Rising Star from 2016-2020 by Super Lawyers, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.

  • Rebekah Willetts
    Rebekah Willetts
    Business Consultant, Sequoia Consulting Group

    Rebekah Willetts is a Business Consultant at Sequoia Consulting Group.
    Sequoia Consulting Group is an innovative brokerage firm providing full-service competitive benefits, HR, and risk management services to today’s hyper-growth companies.

    Sequoia Consulting Group combines superior client service with our expertise in benefits, risk management, and human resources to help startups and tech companies navigate the market to scale efficiently and thrive while also providing best-in-class tools and infrastructure to meet the needs of the business and their employees from day one.

  • Robert Ravanshenas
    Robert Ravanshenas
    Senior Associate, Maven Ventures

    Robert Ravanshenas is a Senior Associate at Maven Ventures. He joined Maven in 2015 as the firm’s first Associate, supporting the investment team’s work backing many of Maven’s exceptional entrepreneurs. After three years in the role, he transitioned full time to a Maven portfolio company in the transportation sector, Skip. At Skip, Robert worked in roles across operations, business operations, and finance. He helped launch Skip’s scooter sharing service in Portland and San Francisco and worked alongside the startup’s leadership on strategic finance.

    Robert has since returned to Maven to join the investment team as a Senior Associate. He is exploring new areas of opportunity in early stage consumer software and meeting great entrepreneurs building ventures to tackle them. Robert graduated from Duke University, where he earned a BS in Economics with a focus on Finance and Management and was a finalist in the Duke Startup Challenge with his company Alma Matters, a crowdfunding platform for university students’ research and projects.


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