When it comes to money for startups, there's no shortage of options - from crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, equity funding models such as convertible debt, friends & family rounds, smaller VCs, grants and even angel investment networks. 💰 Join us for our funding pathways event series for a panel with industry leaders so you can find out which path is right for you! 🚀
This month's speakers:
Sam Loui is the Global Startup Pipeline Coordinator at Techstars where she supports founders applying to the 45+ Techstars accelerator programs. She is passionate about helping founders find the right accelerator and funding fit. Previously, she worked on building SpaceTech companies at a startup studio. She also spent time at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SVB Capital, and a Techstars startup in the media analytics space.
Feven Solomon is am Investment Analyst at M13. She started her VC journey with an internship at Battery Ventures, where she sourced and led deal due diligence for potential minority investments in early-stage and growth-stage B2B SaaS. She has also received a certificate from Cornell’s Women and Entrepreneurship program where she focused on the start-up ecosystem for minority groups. Feven then joined KingsCrowd as an investment analyst, where she focused on building a ratings algorithm platform for companies raising through the online private markets. Currently, she is on the investing team at M13, where her team invests in the future of consumer behavior.
Latavia Pineda manages Small Business Majority’s outreach and education efforts in Southern California. She develops relationships with small business owners, business organizations and policymakers throughout Southern California. This involves collaborating with partners to create and distribute resources for business owners, such as grants, curriculum, and training. Additionally, she serves as Small Business Majority's National Latino Outreach Manager, where she focuses on connecting monolingual and bilingual business owners to their small business ecosystem, and expands Small Business Majority’s outreach within the Latino business community.
Sunwoo Lee is a a Managing Partner at student-run early stage VC firm Atland Ventures. Atland Ventures invests in seed stage companies that are solving problems felt by Generation Z. Her further involvement with Gen Z includes Gen Z VCs as Head of Platform. Gen Z VCs is the largest and fastest growing community for Gen Zers in Tech and VC with over 14,000 Gen Z investors, founders, angels, students, and aspiring VCs. Her passions also shine with her Korean roots as Founder of Hanaro.VC, a community for Korean and Korean-American VCs and Startups.