Getting Funded: Tactics for Securing Capital

Getting Funded: Tactics for Securing Capital


Originally aired Feb 21, 2019

As a former entrepreneur and current venture capitalist, Kunal Mehta understands the complexities of raising financing for an early-stage venture. Kunal is the author of Finding Genius, a book that profiles the methods of over 50 established investors behind game-changing companies such as Airbnb, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Uber, Lyft and others. Through this session, entrepreneurs will learn about venture capital and whether this is the right source of funding for their company. Kunal will break down the elements of a pitch and how entrepreneurs can tell their company's story in a compelling way. 

Key takeaways:

  • Demystify how venture capital works
  • Learn what investors are looking for: your pitch, market, traction and team
  • Practical tips on managing the relationship with your investors




Kunal Mehta is currently a venture investor with Hearst Ventures. Previously, Kunal managed tech investments for the NYU Innovation Venture Fund. Kunal began his career at J.P. Morgan and worked at the high-growth non-profit charity: water and helped launch the startup, Unfold. Kunal is the author of Disruptors and Finding Genius. He has been invited to speak at over 40 accredited universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia Business School, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Princeton, and NYU. Kunal also spoke at a TEDx Conference at UIUC.

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