Register NOW! IVCA luncheon 'Closing a Growth Financing Round' on September 27th
Closing a Growth Financing Round
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11:30am – 1:30pm (lunch included!)
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg Conference Center
2 N. LaSalle, 17th Floor

Member Only event - Register Here

Who Should Attend:

  • Early VCs thinking about later round(s)
  • Growth VCs looking for deals
  • PEs looking for deals

Moderator: Michael Gray - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Panelists:

Talia Mashiach, Eved, Provider of an online marketplace to communicate with vendors and event management companies.
Latest round:  $14.3 million (December 2015; Third round)
Raised to date:  $25.83 million
Aashish Dalal, ParkWhiz, The company develops an online platform that allows customers to reserve parking in real-time.
Latest round:  $24 million (December 2015; Fourth round)
Raised to date:  $37 million
Justyn Howard, Sprout Social, The company offers a suite of scalable software products designed to drive engagement between customers and businesses.
Latest round:  $42 million (February 2016; Fifth round)
Raised to date:  $61.3 million
Jason Weingarten,Yello, Provider of web and mobile recruitment software and services.
Latest round:  $5 million (October 2015; Third round)
Raised to date:  $11 million

Topics:

  • What size is a “B” round?
  • What is a “growth” round?
  • How to recognize a growth round
  • Key metrics
  • Use of funds
  • When/how to bring existing investors into the process
  • Connecting with Series B investors
  • Creating an urgency for investors to act
  • Terms
  • Getting across the finish line
  • Using a banker
  • Time involved
  • “Taking money off the table”
  • Valuation process
  • Case Studies: How I closed my round

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