Funding Your Startup – Connecting Things OC

November 1, 2016 - 3 minutes read

Great ideas can turn into viable businesses and products with the right ingredients, one of the most important being money. So how do you fund your startup? Whether your launching a creative agency or the next must-have app, there are some key principles to raising money that can apply to any venture. We welcome a hugely talented panel to our next Connecting Things event to discuss options, tactics, and tips for courting the cash you need.

Our panelists include:

Eva Ho Angel Investor, and General Partner at Susa Ventures. Susa is an early stage technology fund investing in entrepreneurs building products, technologies and tools. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles. She works with the Mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti, and his administration on initiatives that create long-term economic growth by making Los Angeles a no-brainer home for entrepreneurs and startups to thrive and excel.

Marc Hemeon CEO and Founder of Design Inc., a design company focused on helping established companies and startups design and build beautiful products that are simple and easy to use. Formerly Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures and Senior UX Designer at Youtube.

Marc Averitt Co-Founder and Managing Director of Okapi Venture Capital and its associated funds since 2005. Marc is responsible for the funds’ technology and digital media investments. Prior to founding Okapi, Marc was with Intel Corporation as the Managing Director of Strategic Business Development for the Software & Solutions Group worldwide.

Moderator – Jason Lankow He spent 6 years as the CEO/Cofounder of Column Five, which was recently ranked #5 in Media companies on the 2013 Inc. 5000. Then he become CEO of startup Visage, a design tool that helps content marketers make stunning graphics in minutes.

Whether you have a new business/product you are actively trying to launch, or are curious about the ins and outs of startups and courting funds, we invite you to join us for a down-to-earth talk with local people building great things. Connecting Things is an event series where creatives and doers can hang out, stretch their legs, and get fresh perspective on how they put things together.


Thank you to our location sponsor: The Cove at UCI
Food Sponsor: Z Pizza
Beer Sponsor: Column Five

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