Founder Friendly Alternatives to VC
founder friendly alternatives to vc
WE HOSTED A PANEL CONVERSATION on may 22, 2019. details and resources to follow
For many founders, independence is more valuable than anything.
It may seem that the traditional venture capital path and blitzscaling are the only options, however that approach has some fundamental problems, including:
98% of VC dollars flow to 1 gender
80% of VC dollars flow to 3 states
1% of VC dollars flow to Black/Latino Founders
.6% of businesses raise any VC dollars at all
The good news is there are new models emerging that enable founders to get started more efficiently than ever and get funded while preserving options and control.
This conversation will feature the insights and experience of entrepreneurs and investors who are charting a different path. There will be ample time for questions and networking. Hosted at the fabulous new Meda HQ in North Minneapolis.