Are you an entrepreneur thinking about raising investment $? Not sure which VC fund makes sense for you? Have questions about investment stages, option pools, valuations? Intimidated? Don’t be!
Startup Financing 101 is on the second Tuesday of each month and designed to provide early stage startups and entrepreneurs an opportunity to ask questions of fund managers and associates.
Target audience is entrepreneurs and startup founders generally, not limited to companies actively fundraising.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising dos (and don’ts), why (and why not), and how to avoid common mistakes first-time (and experienced) entrepreneurs can make.
5:00-5:45 PM Startup Financing 101
Presentation & Q&A: presentation on the basic components of venture capital and financing startups.
6:00-7:00 PM NETWORKING / Q&A HAPPY HOUR
Snacks and drinks following the presentation in the cafe space, thanks to HealthX Ventures.
ABOUT JOEL MARTIN, VP Operations
With almost fifteen years of experience in healthcare information technology, Joel knows the ecosystem inside and out. He’s worked with the politics and people at every level of healthcare systems, from IT analysts to surgeons to executives, learning all the levers to pull, and traps to avoid, along the way.
Joel also knows the inside of rapidly growing startups, growing a business unit to $11 million in annual revenue while wearing a variety of operational hats as Nordic quadrupled in size over his five year there. A tireless problem solver, Joel helps our portfolio companies with every operational challenge imaginable, from product strategy to implementation planning to administrative systems.
Joel has a BS in Philosophy and Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, he reads sci fi, plays racquetball, and chases around two little boys and a crazy coonhound.
ABOUT HEALTHX VENTURES
HealthX Ventures is a digital healthcare-focused venture capital firm. We invest in innovative companies making healthcare safer, more efficient and more affordable by delivering easy-to-use, cost-effective and scalable solutions to the market. HealthX’s Managing Partner, Mark Bakken, has successfully bought and/or sold eight companies that have done over $360 million in sales and raised more than $38 million in venture capital. HealthX Ventures current portfolion includes: