Welcome to Fall Fundraising Days, a week full of curated office hours, panels and investors from coast to coast, and an invitation-only kickoff event.





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SHAKE SHACK 10 KICKOFF: Mix, Mingle, Put Your Phones Away

6 - 8 PM , Shake Shack Madison Square , RSVP HERE 

Ten years ago, we set out to bring the who's who of the NYC tech community together for an event to remember and celebrate--and to find a hack for the line at the Madison Square Park Shake Shack. We held it the week of the Web 2.0 Conference. (Remember that? Anyone still have their vintage Chi.mp t-shirts?) 

Our annual 300 person September evening at the Shack will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at 6pm. We know it's a busy week, but free burgers, shakes, fries, beer, wine, and outdoors! What's better than that--besides a term sheet? 

This year, we have several co-hosts, [ADD HOSTS HERE]. We'd all love to see you there! 

If you haven't been before, you won't have to ask very many people to confirm what a great gathering it is. If you have been before, you know the drill--secure your spot ASAP because this will very quickly sellout--and we're extremely strict about the RSVP list.  Only RSVP if you're actually going to make it.  

Do not share this invite. The event is 100% invite only with no public tickets. 

We'd also like to thank our numerous sponsors: [ADD SPONSORS HERE]

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#newtovc Panel: Securing Your Spot in Deals


#newtovc is an educational series for a group of relatively new investors who want to be exposed to the best venture and startup thinking. This is a group of accredited investors and non-partner VCs that skew, not exclusively, but intentionally towards diverse backgrounds.

Especially for this week, we're putting together a panel with Dave Tisch, Edward Lando, and Anu Duggal on getting into competitive early stage deals and how securing your spot in a round works at the early stage.

Dave Tisch bio

Ed Lando bio

Anu Duggal bio

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Investor Lunch Office Hours


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Community Conversations: #MakeFundraisingFunAgain

6 - 8:30 PM , Tech Hub , RSVP HERE

Join us for a special roundtable discussion with NYC innovation community members to spur conversations around developing a better ecosystem for companies to grow. 

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Pre-Series A Offsite

Bear Mountain Upstate NY , APPLY HERE

Spend a day at Bear Mountain learning from top Series A and seed investors, experienced start-up CEOs, and your fellow founders. 


7:19/7:39 Metro North Hudson Line from Grand Central to Peekskill Station

8:30/8:45 Shuttle from Peekskill Station to Bear Mountain Inn

9:00-9:30 Breakfast and coffee in the Appalachian Ballroom

9:30-10:15 Panel: The Path to a Successful Series A Raise

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-10:50 1:1 Interview with a Successful Founder (Isaac Oates)

10:50-11:30 Panel: Turning Recruiting into a Process that Small Companies can Handle

11:30-1:00 Lunch/Bear Mountain Hike

1:00-1:40 Small Groups: Ask the Dumb Fundraising Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

1:40-2:20 Panel: Storytelling

2:20-3:00: Small Groups: Investor Pitch Feedback

3:00-3:40 1:1 Interview with a Successful Founder (Dennis Crowley)

3:40-4:30 Quick Takes - Not Running Out of Money and Staying Out of Jail

4:30 Shuttle to Peekskill Brewery (4:45 departure)

5:00-8:00 Dinner at Peekskill Brewery

7:37/8:35 Metro North Hudson Line from Peekskill Station to Grand Central


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