Chunky cheques, bold bets: How to prepare for your Series A

Chunky cheques, bold bets: How to prepare for your Series A

About the event

Series A round sizes have skyrocketed — a seed round today would easily have been a Series A three years ago. So why are rounds ballooning and how can founders raise big bucks? This Sifted Talks will explore how Series A has changed and what founders need to know to raise their next round.

We'll be discussing

  1. Chunky cheques: Why have Series A round sizes skyrocketed? Is seed the new Series A?
  2. It's all in your network: How can founders build relationships with VCs? What steps do you need to take to prepare for a Series A investor meeting? How are expectations different from seed?
  3. Spending smart: How should founders spend their Series A? What challenges come with entering the next phase of growth?

Speakers

Aaron Archer

Aaron Archer

Partner

Cooley LLP

Valentina Milanova

Valentina Milanova

Founder and CPO

Daye

Uthish Ranjan

Uthish Ranjan

Principal

Octopus Ventures

Glen Waters

Glen Waters

Head of early stage practice EMEA

Silicon Valley Bank

Moderators

Tom Nugent

Tom Nugent

Digital editor

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Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank