Equity-Only Thinking Is Bad For Your Business

About the Session

99% of companies need more than one kind of capital to succeed. The notion that successive rounds of equity can (or should!) fund a company from concept to scale, at the exclusion of other forms of capital, is farce. If the world is filled with a variety of capital tools, and most healthy companies are using them, why do startup educators, mentors and investors rarely seem to mention them? Why is everyone so obsessed with teaching founders how/when/where to chase venture?

Join RevUp Capital Managing Partner Melissa Withers for a conversation about how to think more dynamically about capitalizing your growth and to dispel fundraising myths that can kill your company.

About the Mentor

Melissa Withers is an experienced fund manager and biz builder with 100+ investments under management, has spent the last few years working to drive innovation in investment and build new ways to help founders create big, successful companies. In addition to her role at RevUp Capital, Melissa is entrepreneur-in-residence at Tech Stars Boston and a strong advocate for expanding diversity and inclusion in investing.

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