Last Wednesday, eTower residents Sumukh Setty '21 and Ryan Laverty '20 hosted an informative workshop for our community about fundraising as a college student. These student entrepreneurs have unique perspectives when it comes to raising funds. Sumukh is currently a venture fellow with Rough Draft Ventures (General Catalyst’s student arm) and was formerly a venture partner for Contrary Capital, a university focused venture capital fund investing in startups touching colleges. He spoke from a venture capitalist’s perspective, while Ryan offered the entrepreneur’s perspective based on his experience successfully completing a raise this fall which closed over $250,000 following his venture Arist’s appearance on the ePitch stage.
They began the workshop by writing down a list of the things the audience wanted to know, and went in order of what were the most essential for them to know.
Here are some of the key takeaways:
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