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Startup Lunch Hour: The Road to Raising Venture Capital

  • TechTown 440 Burroughs Street Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)
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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. 

May's Topic: The Road to Raising Venture Capital


The Road to Raising Venture Capital

There is definitely not one sole avenue to attracting capital for your business. For instance, what types of funding are you trying to attract? Angel, friends & family or traditional VC? As you enter meetings with funders, what needs to be prepared and presented -- business plan, executive summary, slide deck, etc...? As you buildout your team, the makeup of your core team members may dictate what type/level of funding you are able to access. Have you thought about different firms to approach, if so, does your company fit into their investment strategy?  

To answer your questions about raising venture capital, May's lunch and learn will be a casual hour, not following a particular format and light on presented content. 

ID Ventures will be providing you an opportunity to interact directly with investors to understand how to best position your business for funding.

Who will be there to share insight? 

Brandon Epstein, Associate, Detroit Venture Partners

Mike Flanagan, Vice President, Ann Arbor SPARK & Managing Director, Michigan Angel Fund

Cayse Llorens, Senior Associate, Invest Detroit Ventures


Session Agenda

Open Q/A: The Road to Raising Venture Capital
12:00pm - 1:00pm


We'd love to have you attend May's Startup Lunch Hour on What is a Venture-Backable Business on May 21st, 2018 at noon. The event will be taking place at TechTownRemember to pack a nutritious lunch!