April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
StartingBlock Madison, Digital Den
821 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
StartingBlock Madison

Are you an entrepreneur thinking about raising investment dollars? 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.


5:00-5:45 PM Startup Financing 101

Presentation & Q&A: presentation on the basic components of venture capital and financing startups.


Snacks and drinks following the presentation in the cafe space.


Molly Lahr: Molly leads the AFV Platform team and is focused on accelerating growth of the portfolio, strengthening AFV’s partner network, and developing the AFV brand globally. She began her career at AFV as a Senior Analyst working on sourcing opportunities and supporting the deal process. Prior to AFV, she served as director of partner relations for Gillware, a data services company, and director of the Wisconsin Innovation Network. When she’s not spending time with her two dogs, Katie and Jack, Molly can be found on the golf course.

CJ Armbrust: CJ began his career with American Family Insurance as a Business Development Intern working his way up to become a valuable full-time member of the business development team. Before joining American Family Ventures, CJ interned at Momentum Labs, a startup in San Francisco that acquired niche mobile applications. There he developed websites for their portfolio companies and assisted in deal sourcing. CJ also interned at TechnoServe, an international development non-profit in Washington, D.C., where he developed their corporate website and worked alongside their VP of Finance & Project Analysis. CJ earned his degree in Computer Science from Marquette University with a minor in Business Administration.


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