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Craig Zingerline

CPO @ Sandboxx | Head of Growth @ Upside Travel | Head of Product & Growth @ Red Tricycle | Founder @ Votion

Craig Zingerline

CPO @ Sandboxx | Head of Growth @ Upside Travel | Head of Product & Growth @ Red Tricycle | Founder @ Votion

As a founder I've raised over $2.5M for startups across B2C and B2B. As an advisor I've helped companies raise another few million. I spent some time managing one of the most prominent Accelerator's in the USA (LAUNCH) and as a result vetted and did diligence on dozens of companies. I understand what investors are looking for, how to build a strong and compelling deck, and how to get your company in front of investors. I'm also a small investor myself.

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Matthew Eisner

Data-Driven Technical Growth Marketing Consultant

Matthew Eisner

Data-Driven Technical Growth Marketing Consultant

I've performed due diligence for venture capital and private equity deals since I was 14 years old. I currently run a seed investment fund where we invest in primarily B2B, SaaS, MarTech, MedTech, and FinTech startups. I also previously ran all applications for Startupbootcamp worldwide, and serve on the decision committee for an angel syndicate.

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Frank M. Saviane

International Growth & VC Fundraising Consultant

Frank M. Saviane

International Growth & VC Fundraising Consultant

Building growth engines for digital and high-tech startups (with defensible, repeatable, sustainable and validated metrics) for companies to raise Bridge or Series A-B rounds. Have 5K+ investors in our database (Europe, Asia, LatAm) to reach out directly or with 2nd rank introductions.

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Erik Bullen

CEO & Founder | Startup Advisor, Coach, Investor, Interim/Fractional CXO | Innovation Consultant

Erik Bullen

CEO & Founder | Startup Advisor, Coach, Investor, Interim/Fractional CXO | Innovation Consultant

Fundamentally, fundraising is selling, and there is an art and science to investor development just as there is to customer development. I've been on both sides of the table - raising and investing - and specialize in helping early-stage startups with their pitch, storytelling, and fundraising strategies with proven techniques from years of experience to more effectively convince investors to fund your business. Best way to get started? Book a pitch review for real-time feedback and coaching.

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Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Growth and EIR at Seedstars

Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Growth and EIR at Seedstars

Fundraising can be an incredibly tedious task while you're already busy scaling your startup. Having run multiple accelerators aimed towards Investment Readiness, I can leverage on my insights from various ecosystems to help you on your fundraising strategy, and lay out action steps for getting towards investment preparedness.

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Julien Meyer

Startup & VC Expert w/ MBA

Julien Meyer

Startup & VC Expert w/ MBA

I helped startups raise over $10mm in early stage funding in 2017 alone. This is what I specialize in. I am also the author of First Money In, a book which helps entrepreneurs navigate their first fundraise. Whether you need help with your fundraise pricing / budget, initial fundraise advice / strategy, pitch deck creation or business plan enhancements I can help you on these.

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Lukas Hertig

SVP Bizdev@Plesk | Investor | Advisor || IaaS/SaaS/PaaS | Blockchain | Digital Transformation

Lukas Hertig

SVP Bizdev@Plesk | Investor | Advisor || IaaS/SaaS/PaaS | Blockchain | Digital Transformation

I have a strong network of contacts to introduce you to both, other advisors as well as investors. Also happy to review pitch decks and give feedback based on my experience with both, the corporate as well as the startup world.

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Nurkan Kirkan

Head of Growth & Analytics @Ticketswap | SaaS, Marketplace | 500 Startups Alumni

Nurkan Kirkan

Head of Growth & Analytics @Ticketswap | SaaS, Marketplace | 500 Startups Alumni

I am a strong entrepreneurial character and it comes from my past experience. I was a founder for my company between 2016-2018 and had a chance to get investment from a few capitals. Therefore, I built quite good relationship from all over the world on this. That's also why I am 500 Startups Alumni. :)

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Scott Jens

Founding Entrepreneur, CEO, and Visionary

Scott Jens

Founding Entrepreneur, CEO, and Visionary

With experience of "pushing in all of my chips" to start three businesses, to pushing up against distracted angel and venture funds, delivering funding advice is natural for me. The success of a company is often made by getting fundraising correct from day one.

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Harri Thomas

Co-Founder

Respondent has raised 3 rounds of capital to date. By waiting to raise on our own terms, and with a clear idea about what we wanted out of a raise, Respondent was able to turn down a term sheet from a premier NY based VC fund - in favor of much more founder favorable terms elsewhere. I'd be happy to share my funding philosophy, and things to look out for as you begin the journey to accelerate your companies growth.

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Foti Panagio

Founder at Growthmentor.io

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Foti Panagio

Founder at Growthmentor.io

I'm a passionate full stack marketer with over a decade experience managing and coordinating distributed growth teams with a unique overlap into the world of InfraOps.

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