Lessons in Funding from a Startup CEO

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jan 25, 2015 Comments Off on Lessons in Funding from a Startup CEO

Online Webinar
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Over the past 4 years, Mike Malloy (S'12) has raised money from outside investors for his company several times. The company, Waveborn, was self-funded at the beginning and bootstrapped for the first year before raising $25k from friends and family to fund a month long trip to California. From there, Waveborn launched a crowdfunding campaign that reached its goal of $10k in less than 36 hours. With that momentum, Waveborn raised it's first $100k from angel investors, and the company has now raised over $500k via convertible promissory note.

In this content-rich webinar, Malloy will draw on his personal experiences to explain:

-Balancing the fundraising process with overseeing daily business operations
-Various types of fundraising (bootstrapping, friends/family, crowdfunding, angels, angel groups, banks, VCs, equity crowdfunding)
-Key components of a successful pitch and how to pitch investors
-Building investor relationships
-Accounting 101 – basic knowledge required to sound intelligent in a room full of investors

About the Presenter:
Mike Malloy is a professional frisbee player who travels the world selling sunglasses and helping people. After four years at Deloitte Consulting, Malloy caught the entrepreneurial bug and knew he could not spend the rest of his life wearing a suit, sitting in a cube, and climbing the corporate ladder. He is now the CEO at Waveborn, a social good sunglasses company that donates a pair of prescription glasses or funds a portion of a cataract surgery for every pair of luxury Italian shades they sell. Malloy coaches Georgetown's ultimate frisbee team, serves on the leadership team for Hoya Gateway, and is always looking for ways to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the Hilltop. He received his B.S. from Boston College in 2008 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Georgetown in 2012.

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