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Learn about the current fundraising landscape in NYC during/post COVID crisis.

In this session, the current fundraising landscape in NYC will be discussed (ie datapoints on round sizes in NYC, venture capital investors in the ecosystem). By the end of our session companies will be prepared to run a smooth process to increase success around landing their pre-seed or seed round in NYC. More topics covered in this Lunch Talk:

  • Qualifying Investors
  • The most effective ways to generate introductions to VCs
  • 2019 NYC Data on round sizes, valuations, etc.
  • Firms that are actively leading/participating in early-stage rounds
  • Nuances and common pitfalls in fundraising

Silicon Valley Bank is made of experts in business banking for startups with connections, advice and solutions available for50% of venture-backed tech and life science companies in the US bank with SVB.

Jake Mendel is a VP with Silicon Valley Bank’s Startup Banking practice in New York City. Jake works hands-on with the east coast’s fastest-growing startups – guiding founders through the process of starting & growing a business and finding ways to improve their likelihood of success with fundraising, hiring, scaling, and more. Prior to joining the Startup Banking team, Jake was an operator in early-stage companies across the biotech, retail, and enterprise software sectors, later joining SVB’s R&D division in San Francisco to lead customer discovery initiatives.