Fundraising in a downturn


Finding investors and building the narrative

Raising in a downturn
Get (and hold) investors’ attention during an uncertain time.

Perfecting your story
Think through your narrative and craft the most effective pitch deck.

Following up
Build rapport and maintain relationships with investors post-meeting.

Featured speakers

Sean Byrnes is the CEO & cofounder of Outlier (, which helps global consumer, financial services and pharmaceutical organizations identify unexpected changes within their critical business data. The Outlier automated business analysis platform uncovers unexpected patterns and relationships using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Previously, Sean founded Flurry, a leader in mobile analytics and advertising and sold it to Yahoo! in 2014. In his free time he advises early stage tech companies and invests in many others.

Armand Farrokh started his career by founding a fitness tech company. He then joined the strategy and venture investment team at Flex. At Carta, Armand brought on over 100 customers – from early stage startups to pre-IPO companies – and has since transitioned to lead Carta’s SMB Sales and Sales Development teams.

Join us for the fundraising webinar series

Get the slides for webinar 2 fundraising in a downturn here

Missed the first webinar how to prepare for your funding roundWatch it here.