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An Intro to Venture Funding

By Adam Heppe, COO and Co-Founder of Uncrowd

Forest Richter, CEO and Co-Founder of Uncrowd, presents an Intro to Venture Funding. Forest opens the conversation on Venture Funding with a basic definition of what Venture Funding is and who is involved in the process. He then follows that up with a simplistic example showing how a Venture Fund makes deals and money on behalf of investors. Forest then provides an overview on how Founders can attract investors with candid commentary on the process. Afterwards, he provides an overview of how Founders can craft a pitch deck in order to peak investors' interest, focusing specifically on including an ask to the investors in the pitch deck. Lastly, Forest touches on some statistics on the Venture Capital industry, including the demographics of traditional venture capitalists, the geography where most of the deals are made, and the demographics of who traditionally receives funding, and how Uncrowd was developed to break the Pipeline Problem!

Thank you to all of those who joined our discussion on 9/23. We look forward to presenting more opportunities to connect with you, so stay tuned for future sessions.  Please sign up at Uncrowd.io to make sure you are aware of the next one, and make sure to tell your network if you found this video valuable. If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to info@uncrowd.io.

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If you are interested in beginning or continuing your journey as an entrepreneur, visit Uncrowd.io and create a profile. By creating a profile, you can join the community and begin to use other founders and resources as you continue your founder journey. When the time is right for you and your company, you can use Uncrowd.io as a resource to find funding for your company! If you are interested in telling your founder story, email us at adam@uncrowd.io.