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Startup Lunch Hour: What Is A Venture-Backable Business

  • Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Blvd (#301) Detroit, Michigan, 48226 (map)

Startup Lunch Hour

Invest Detroit Ventures and Bamboo Detroit bring you a monthly lunch and learn series sharing knowledge on how to conceive, build and grow your startup. Bring your lunch, and we will bring a fun and informative session.

Each month, Cayse Llorens of Invest Detroit Ventures and a special guest will present on topics crucial to startups. In addition, we will be hosting a local entrepreneur to lead us through their company's success in relation to our monthly topic. 

April's Topic: What Is A Venture-Backable Business

What Is A Venture-Backable Business?

Venture capital is not for everyone, and the timing and traction of your company has to be right when taking investors on. For this session, we are hosting a panel discussion including Aaron McClendon (Detroit Venture Partners), Laura Khoury (Shoptelligence), Sonali Vijayavargiya (Augment Ventures), moderated by Cayse Llorens (ID Ventures). A few questions we may cover include:

  1. When should a company bootstrap vs. raise funding in general?

  2. What types of company are best suited for VC funds?

  3. What changes occur within a company once it raises VC funding?

  4. What types of outcomes is a VC looking for in terms of amount, M&A vs. IPO, etc.?

  5. What is the timeframe for the investment horizon?

  6. How do you know if the market is big enough?

  7. Is this just for high tech?

Following the panel discussion, Laura will discuss Shoptelligence's venture path and tips when raising capital. 

Session Agenda

Panel Discussion: What is a Venture-Backable Business?
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Startup Case Study: Shoptelligence
12:30pm - 12:45pm
Audience Discussion & Q/A
12:45pm - 1:00pm


We'd love to have you attend April's Startup Lunch Hour on What is a Venture-Backable Business. Please follow the link below to RSVP. We will then see you on April 23rd, 2018 at noon. Remember to pack a nutritious lunch!


Thank you to Augment VenturesBamboo DetroitDetroit Venture Partners, and Shoptelligence for partnering with us for our second Startup Lunch Hour!