Connect with an investor in our VC Connect Q&A webinar! Learn all about startup fundraising. 

Connect with investors in
our VC connect Q&A webinar

In the webinar, an investor will answer all your questions about startup fundraising and discuss topics like due diligence, terms sheet, valuations, investor pitches, investment process, and go-to-market strategies.

Get personalized advice

Connect with an investor in your tech vertical! You’ll get personalized feedback and advice that are specific to your business and industry challenges. See the investor lineup for upcoming webinars below.

Solve your future fundraising challenges today

No matter if you’re fundraising today or in the year to come, one conversation could lead to your next big round. Find out how to prepare your startup for future fundraising in this webinar, and watch this video from the library: ‘How you know if your startup is viable for venture funding’.

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Past VC Connect Q&A webinars

Rashmi Gopinath
Partner, Microsoft Ventures

Webinar focus: Artificial Intelligence Startups
June 21st, 2018 – 9:00-9:45 AM, PST

Rashmi leads enterprise software investments for Microsoft Ventures in the Bay Area. She brings a combination of strong venture capital and startup operating experience. Previously, Rashmi was an Investment Director at Intel Capital focused on investing in cloud, infrastructure, and big data companies. She also led global business development for high-growth startups Couchbase and BlueData. Prior to that, she held business development and product development positions at GE and Oracle.

Microsoft Ventures partners with visionary entrepreneurs looking to drive digital transformation. They focus on technologies enabling a mobile-first, cloud-first future, spanning big data & analytics, business SaaS, cloud infrastructure, machine learning, productivity and security, among others. Microsoft Ventures actively invest in startups from Series A to Series D. They have invested in over 40 startups to date, find their portfolio here.


Kira Noodleman
Investor, Bee Partners

Webinar focus: Blockchain startups
April 25th, 2018 – 9:00-9:45 AM, PST

Kira Noodleman enjoys tackling problems in disruptive industries and across cultures. Kira is an experienced product and program manager who has worked in software and hardware across five continents. Kira’s work at Bee Partners is focused on dealflow and portfolio operations. Her areas of interest and examination include “new space,” edge computing, and blockchain technology. She’s also passionate about climate-change innovation, and more specifically transportation and Agtech.

Bee Partners invests at the earliest stages of venture creation, providing capital and mentorship to passionate founders. Bee Partners have invested in 50 companies to-date such as TubeMogul, Indiegogo, Skycatch, Tradesy, Leadgenius and more.

Vignesh Ravikumar
Associate, Sierra Ventures

Webinar focus: Enterprise, Saas & Infrastructure
January 25th, 2018 – 9:00-9:45 AM, PST

Vignesh joined Sierra in 2013 after spending time at AGC Partners, where he focused on $100-$500M M&A deals primarily in enterprise software. At Sierra, he focuses on enterprise SaaS and vertical SaaS, with a focus on healthcare.

Sierra Ventures have invested in companies such as Elastic, Buffer, CNEX Lab, Nexenta, Falcon Computing, LeadGenius, Townsquared and many more.

Read a summary of the webinar – Enterprise Startup Fundraising – Negotiating Valuation and Investor Shares

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