Virtual Founders Breakfast #4
How To Raise A Series A Round with Olek Bondarev – Credo Ventures
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 8:00am via Zoom
Virtual Founders Breakfast is a monthly recurring early morning virtual event organized by the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK bringing together startup founders, industry experts, investors along enterprises to generate growth, exchange best practices and facilitate matchmaking.
Each breakfast features an expert speaker engaging in conversation with founders exchanging their knowledge and experience on a selected topic. The event provides opportunities to facilitate valuable new connections and one-on-one access to decision-makers.
Virtual Founders Breakfast #4 features Olek Bondarev, an investor from the Credo Ventures team who will overview the expectations and dynamics of raising a Series A round of financing, especially for teams based in Central and Eastern Europe.
Who Can Attend?
- Startup and scaleup founders
- C-level individuals from innovative organizations
- Leaders from ecosystem stakeholders
Before joining Credo Ventures in January 2019 as an associate intern, Oleksander gained experience in the startup world by co-founding a deep tech start-up: SentiSum, which enables businesses worldwide to measure and understand their customer experience at a granular level. Oleksander has experience in product development, being a full-stack engineer. After having built the front-end, he took lead of product at SentiSum. In his spare time he loves to build tools and prototypes, learn about bioinformatics and genetic engineering, dabble in new ML algorithms, play basketball, and lift heavy weights.
Credo Ventures is a venture capital company focused on early stage investments in Central Europe. Their mission is to identify and back the most interesting early stage companies in the region, support them in their growth plans (including expansion to the U.S. / global market) and help to achieve their objectives. They are looking for opportunities to invest in high-growth potential companies with international ambitions and competence to execute and deliver. Our industry focus is IT, Internet & Health.
Virtual Founders Breakfast Agenda
7:45 Soft Open
8:00 Welcoming by the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK
8:10 Presentation by Olek Bondarev – Credo Ventures “How To Raise A Series A Round”
- benchmarks and expectations for raising series A in CEE
- what industries are investment-friendly in 2021
- what founders Credo Ventures can help in PL ecosystem and how
- tips on how to be a better executive
- the single thing/change that will create the most positive impact in a startup/scaleup
- what investors actually care about when reviewing teams
- what founders can expect from their investors
8:25 Panel Discussion + Breakout Rooms Opportunity
8:50 Wrap Up & Call To Action
9:00 Expert & Member Time
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