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Essentials of Capital Raising

November 21 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Are you a founder consider raising capital/investments? Are you someone who is just curious about the investing landscape and venture capital? Either way, come to Franklin Advisory's Essentials of Capital Raising workshop featuring our friends at TEDCO Seed Fund. Part I of the workshop will be a presentation about the ins-and-outs of a capital raise (valuations, should you raise, and more!). Part II of the workshop will be a Q&A panel with the venture capitalists!

This event is free, kindly RSVP as a light lunch will be provided. Parking is free at the Rio garage adjacent to the building.

Your presenters at this Lunch and Learn are David Wilson and Bill Collier.

David has spent time in the venture capital and startup ecosystems, working on “both sides of the table” in both founder and investor roles. Previously, he worked for Blu Ventures, an early stage venture capital in the Washington, DC area. Currently, he is a Principal at Franklin Advisory, an advisory and implementation firm that he founded to help startups, small/medium businesses, and institutions grow through financial strategy and implementation, data and goal-setting, institutional support, and development. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Alabama where he was a University Fellow, and he received his MBA from Georgetown University.

As a Business Development Associate with Tedco, Bill is focused on sourcing opportunities for the Maryland Venture Fund and the Tedco Seed Fund. His unique business development background includes all areas of the customer lifecycle, from inside sales to marketing, account management, customer success, and partnerships.

The Maryland Venture Fund is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital firm dedicated to growing the next generation of exceptional businesses in Maryland. With $110M in assets under management, the Maryland Venture Fund partners with entrepreneurs to build high-growth technology companies that last.
As a lifelong resident of the DC Metro area, Bill is passionate about bringing the region’s innovative concepts to market. Prior to joining the Maryland Venture Fund, Bill worked at GE Digital in the Accelerated Leadership Program (XLP), GE’s premiere leadership development and training program. In his most recent role, he helped build the processes and technology stack for the global customer success organization. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Maryland based startup Grey Matter USA and previously worked at Chevy Chase, MD-based startup WeddingWire.

Bill earned both his MBA, focusing on Strategic Marketing and Finance, and his BA in Environmental Studies and Geography from George Washington University.


November 21, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


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