Straight Talk on Raising Your Seed Round & Capital Strategy

Hosted By: Retail X Series: Red Giraffe Advisors

Learn how to raise a seed round from VCs and how to think about capital strategy. Join Fenwick counsel Jonathan Sagot and his fellow panelists on February 27.


  • Caitlin Strandberg, Principal, Lerer Hippeau
  • David Goldberg, General Partner, Corigin Ventures
  • Geri Kirilova, Principal, Laconia Capital Partners
  • Jonathan Sagot, Counsel, Fenwick & West


  • What is the “seed gradient?”

  • What do VCs look for at the seed/pre-seed stage?

  • How do I decide between preferred equity vs. notes vs. SAFEs?

  • How should I think about capital structure strategy?

  • What is the impact of layered notes/SAFEs on my cap table?

  • And more...


  • 6pm to 6:30pm Registration & networking with food and wine
  • 6:30pm to 7:45pm Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 7:45pm to 8:30pm Networking with food and wine


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