Preparing For and Raising Early Stage Capital in Maine (MVF)
Presented by the Maine Venture Fund
This webinar will provide a presentation and live Q&A on the basics of raising a first round of capital from outside investors for Maine companies.
The webinar is ideal for leaders of Maine companies considering selling shares to fund company growth.
Areas of discussion will include:
Differences between types of sources of capital
Fundraising process and what you need to be prepared for
Current investor market realities in Maine and New England
What it’s really like to have outside investors
What Angel investors are looking for…and much more
John F. Burns, Managing Director, Maine Venture Fund
John has 30 years of institutional investing experience; the last twelve as MVF Managing Director, where his responsibilities include the full range of venture capital investment activities. He has been directly involved with bringing risk capital to more than 40 Maine companies, and has led the Fund through a number of successful exits. He serves the entrepreneurial neighborhood in Maine in many ways, through Board service (Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board, Top Gun Advisory Board, CEI Community Ventures & others), as an Observer to company Boards, and as a frequent speaker and panelist on venture capital, and public/private venture capital, issues.
Sandra Stone, Former Board Chair, Maine Angels
Sandra is Chair Emeritus of the Maine Angels (2011-15) and a Maine Angels member since 2008. She grew membership in Maine’s Angel Investment Network from 30 to over 60 members. Maine Angels invested over $19M since 2004 in 71 companies (1/1/17) and was recognized in 2015 by the national Halo report as #3 most active Angel Group in New England for Q2, and #7 nationally for the year. Mainebiz recognized Sandra as a “2013 Woman to Watch” . Sandra is an active angel investor and has been involved in the innovation and entrepreneurial community for many years.
Dan St. Pierre, CFO & Co-Founder, Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Dan graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and has 20 years of experience in both corporate finance and entrepreneurship. He has worked at large multi-nationals such as Moody’s Investors Service and Bristol-Myers Squibb, a Boston high-tech start-up called Commerce.TV, and has consulted for start-ups in the retail furniture, footwear manufacturing and restaurant industries. Following ten years in New York City, Dan began traveling through India studying yoga and spiritual philosophy and trekking through the Himalayas.
Please join other CEOs, business leaders and board members in this important conversation.