Venture Capital

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

Wed 25 May 2022 / 12:30 (BST), 13:30 (CEST)

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?

Moderators & 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

Tom Nugent
Tom Nugent

Digital editor @ Sifted