VC, Angel Investor, Corporate Investment or Bootstrap: Which is best for my company?
If you have an idea and you are starting to get customers using your product or service you should start thinking about how do you want to grow your business? Most people THINK they should raise money from investors. But there are many ways to do this and many sources that are good and bad depending on your situation. How do you know where to spend your time? Learn from people writing the checks.
We have three people from varying backgrounds who will be sharing what they have learned in the process of funding startups. Dr. Shanté P. Williams is a Inventor, Intellectual Property Strategist, and Private Investor. She is the Founder of RW Capital Partners, and the Chief Investment Officer of Black Pearl Global Investments. We also have Jason Young, Sr VP, Partnerships and Venture at T-Mobile US, he is in charge of T-Mobile’s relationships with key technology and industry partners and for T-Mobile Ventures. They are now looking to expand their footprint in helping companies that fit into the growing T-Mobile ecosystem. And we will be having a Kellan Carter Founding Partner at Fuse Venture Partners, where he focuses on early-stage investments in horizontal and vertical intelligent application software. Previously, Kellan spent seven years at Ignition Partners, a leading early-stage venture capital firm.