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Women@Austin Roundtable - Intro to Fundraising: The Most Important Things to Know Before You Raise

  • The Riveter 1145 West 5th Street Austin, TX, 78703 United States (map)


Raising money can feel daunting to those who haven’t done it before. When should you raise, or should you raise at all? What is a cap table? How and when should you give away equity? 

Join Women@Austin CEO & Executive Director Jessica Gaffney, Venture Capitalist Bill Wood, Springdale Ventures General Partner Genevieve Gilbreath, TalentGuard CEO Linda Ginac and Regional Managing Director - Texas of The Riveter Elisa Sepulveda as they get in the weeds on the most important things you need to know before you raise. 

Following the panel, attendees will break out into roundtable discussions to dive deeper into the following topics:

  • Understanding the language of investors (led by Bill Wood)

  • How and when to give away equity (led by Genevieve Gilbreath)

  • Bootstrapping vs. Angel vs. VC Investment (led by Linda Ginac)

  • How to Pitch to Investors (led by Elisa Sepulveda)

Be prepared to walk away with meaningful connections and actionable takeaways!


Jessica Gaffney, CEO & Executive Director, Women@Austin

Bill Wood, General Partner, Bill Wood Ventures

Genevieve Gilbreath, General Partner, Springdale Ventures

Linda Ginac, CEO, TalentGuard

Elisa Sepulveda, Regional Managing Director - Texas, The Riveter


5:00 - 5:15 PM: Welcome & mingle

5:15 - 6:15 PM: Panel discussion followed by Q&A

6:15 - 6:55 PM: Breakout groups to discuss one of the following topics: Understanding the language of investors, how and when to give away equity, bootstrapping vs. Angel vs. VC investment, or how to pitch to investors

6:55 - 7:00 PM: Closing

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