Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: fundraising

Alexandra Dunk

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line: How 2 Read a Term Sheet

Terminal value? Full ratchet? Protective provisions? What do these terms actually mean? Angelo Santinelli, adjunct lecturer at Babson and founder of Dakin Management, joined us for the last How 2 Tuesday session of the semester and shared advice for entrepreneurs who are raising money and trying to decipher terms in How 2 Read a Term…

Hailey Serna

Inside Scoop from Investors

Students from the Singapore Management University (SMU) Masters of Science in Innovation program joined our Summer Venture Program entrepreneurs for an investor panel held at Babson Boston. Five investors, Natalie Bartlett of Rough Draft Ventures, Parul Singh of Founder Collective, Sanjay Manandhar of Boston Harbor Angels, Shereen Shermak, Superangel, and TJ Mahony of Accomplice, gave…

Hailey Serna

Weeks 7-8: Summer Venture Program 2018

With the July 4 holiday, the Summer Venture Program (SVP) took a break from programming so that the teams could dig deep into their business, and recharge for the rest of the program. We are officially in the home stretch! Per usual, we began week 8 with some lunch and team updates. During this time,…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

Are you a student entrepreneur looking for funding? Consider connecting with a student venture fund! The Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday to introduce students to this concept. Shereen Shermak, Partner of SoCoVentures Syndicate and Advisor to Flybridge Capital, moderated a panel with three representatives of student venture funds: Jonathan Marchetti ’18, Venture Partner…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets

Our last #How2Tuesday of the year is on Tuesday, April 24 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets with Morgan Lewis! Term sheets keeping you up at night? Join the Blank Center and Morgan Lewis for an in-depth discussion as we explore the…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101 (note room location): How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund with Contrary Capital, Dorm Room Fund and Rough Draft Ventures! We’ve all heard of student venture funds, but how are they different from standard VC funds? Shereen Shermak, Partner,…

Jake Maude

Launchpad Venture Group

The Launchpad Venture Group is one of the largest and top three most active Angel groups in the country, in terms of deal volume and dollars invested. The group is capped at 150 investors, and has a long waitlist to get in. The group puts about $8 million to work per year, and currently has…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…