Intro to Fundraising in Texas & Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer & Adam Kahn
Fundraising for your tech startup? Come hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors at our next Intro to Fundraising in Texas & Ask Me Anything! Get a chance to introduce yourself and ask any questions on funding and other related topics.
You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come. The content is updated each month because the startup scene is always changing.
Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30 PM after the 4:00 PM tour.
This month, we are featuring Joshua Baer, CEO of Capital Factory, and Adam Kahn, Principal at Unorthodoz Ventures.
Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He’s the founder of Capital Factory, a coworking community and mentorship-based accelerator designed to help startups find their first investors, customers and employees. Joshua founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He was recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow and Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum, and an Eisenhower Fellow.
An entrepreneur with an analytics and predictive modeling background, Adam Kahn is not a believer in the “if you can’t convince them, confuse them” method of analytics. Collecting data is only the first step— interpreting and sharing it so that everyone sees the path forward is how you win in business. His monomaniacal focus on trends and numbers lets him see things others miss, and that’s how he landed the role running Big Ass Fans’ $60-million residential ceiling fan division before age 30. Adam is now a principal at Unorthodox Ventures, the Austin-based investment firm started by Big Ass Fans Founder Carey Smith. In his role, Adam evaluates partnership opportunities with early-stage entrepreneurs and serves as general manager of Austin-based GoFish Cam, the wireless underwater fishing camera company acquired by Unorthodox Ventures in 2019.
4:00 PM Capital Factory Tour
4:30 PM Fundraising Presentation
5:00 PM Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer and Adam Kahn
6:00 PM Fundraising Happy Hour
YOU’LL GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS LIKE…
• How do I meet my first investors?
• Should I do an equity round or convertible note?
• Should I join an accelerator?
• How do I figure out my valuation?
• How long will it take to raise funding?
• What will it cost?
YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT…
• Capital Factory
• Texas Angel Investors
• Texas Venture Capitalists
• Texas Incubators & Accelerators
• Startup Lawyers
• Startup Banks
• Pitch Events
• Angels vs. VC’s
• Blogs to read