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OpenUp: Finding the Right Strategic Investor

Date

Feb 03 2022

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location

Virtually through Zoom
zoom.us

COST

Free
Judy Robinett

Organizers

Judy Robinett
Website
https://boomstartup.com/shop/mentor-session-judy-robinett/

Judy Robinett is the author of “Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup" and “How to Be a Power Connector: The 5-50-150 Rule,” #1 of The Top Ten Business Books of 2014 by Inc.com. Robinett is a fundraising thought leader. She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC. and is an emerging fund advisor. She was a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network; the CEO of publicly-traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs's 10,000 Small Business program.

Other Organizers

Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Website
https://boomstartup.com/shop/mentor-session-tara-spalding/

Tara Spalding Managing Director, BoomStartup Accelerator Tara Spalding is Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator. BoomStartup is an accelerator and mentorship-driven angel-stage investment program for startups. It operates as an online technology-driven accelerator, providing entrepreneurs a custom business plan including business maturity guidance, investment preparation, and capital structuring relevant to growth, and investment strategies as well as a curated marketplace for services. Tara is also the founder of Hen House Ventures, an early stage incubator that helps tech companies rapidly scale when entering massive markets, and is also on the board of trustees for VentureCapital.org. Tara is the recipient of the 2020 Utah Business 30 Women to Watch award. Tara began her high-tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her Silicon Valley experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Tara received her bachelors from University of Colorado, Boulder.

Category

Build a plan to find the right investors.

Learn about investor outreach from super-connector, investor, CEO, and author, JUDY ROBINETT.

JUDY ROBINETT

Author of "Crack The Funding Code, How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup" is our guest speaker for this live OpenUp webinar.

Judy Robinett is a highly connected investor and advocate in the early-stage startup space. She has worked with and been pitched thousands of investment opportunities from around the world. Judy knows when she hears a pitch the type of investor that would respond favorably and provide a positive impact to the startup – which she calls smart money.

This fireside chat is where Judy will explain what a strategic investor is, and why it’s important to identify their character, expectations and the give and take that they should inherently do when they invest. Judy will share tips on how to find and select these investors and how to engage them by soft-sell networking. It’s important to look at strategic investor identification and vetting similar to a sales pipeline, and why disqualifying investors is actually very helpful to your business growth.

Judy will also cover the importance of investor matchmaking, how trusted references play a part in establishing a connection and also how entrepreneurs can talk about long-term alliances such as vision, product roadmap and growth path, and eventually, exits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Founders who are on the path of raising capital by pursuing investors.

DATE
Thursday, February 3, 2022
9 – 10am MST/ 11am – 12pm EST

FORMAT
This is a live, virtual webinar interview hosted through Zoom. This is a rare opportunity to listen and interact with Judy Robinett.

FEE
$0

EXPERTS

JUDY ROBINETT, Author, Investor, CEO, BoomStartup Mentor

I have the honor of helping people and businesses achieve breakthrough results through powerful connections. My book “How to be a Power Connector: the 5-50-150 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits” was published by McGraw-Hill in May 2014 – named the #1 Business Book of 2014 by Inc. magazine.

I’ve applied my networking techniques within diverse environments: as CEO of both public and private companies, within management positions with Fortune 500 companies, as an entrepreneur, and as a startup funding advisor and angel investor. My greatest thrill is connecting with people and connecting them to each other.

• Advisory Board, GATE Global Impact
• Advisory Board, Illuminate Venture Capital
• Advisory Board, Menlo Park Ventures
• Advisory Board, Pereg Ventures
• Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
• Former Managing Director of Golden Seeds angel investment firm
• Former faculty member Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
• Advisor, Upcoming Film She Means Business
• Chapter Co-author, Crowdfunding for Dummies (Wiley, 2013)
• 300+ Speeches Worldwide for audiences at MIT, Cal-Poly, AT&T, Kingonomics and more

Featured In:
• Forbes
• Washington Post
• Wall Street Journal
• Huffington Post
• VentureBeat
• NAWBO
• Kingonomics
• National Press Club

Judy Robinett is also available for 1:1 mentoring to the BoomStartup community.

Moderated by: TARA SPALDING, Managing Director, BoomStartup

Tara Spalding is Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator, a subsidiary of Assure. Founded in 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, BoomStartup is a global, mentorship-driven, angel-stage investment preparedness program for startups. It is an online, inclusive accelerator, helping first-time founders on business maturity guidance, investment preparation, capital structuring, and investment strategies. Under Tara’s leadership, BoomStartup will engage with over 1,000 startups from across the world and across various industries in 2021 alone.

Prior to her current role, Tara founded Hen House Ventures in 2012, an early stage incubator that helps tech companies rapidly scale when entering massive markets. Supporting over 40 technology companies located throughout the US and Canada, Hen House Ventures helped startups secure over $20M in early-stage venture capital.

Tara began her tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Tara received her BS in Business Administration from University of Colorado, Boulder.