Kinect Essentials Education Series
Raising capital is notoriously difficult to complete because the process has intricacies that are not well understood before founders pursue fundraising.
Kinect Essentials is an education series that provides tools, resources, expert connections, and training materials to founders who seek to understand the path to fundraising.
This education helps CEOs select which capital path is best for their business, and learn how to prepare and pursue the right capital term.
Each topic is covered over roughly two months by the Kinect community. Those who sign up for the topic will receive digital material related to the series. Each series culminates in a live, broadcasted expert-led panel discussion that dives deeply into each topic.
The Kinect Essentials panel discussions are available online and in-person, open to all.
Every seminar is different – offering new content provided by new people.
We always include subject matter experts like serial entrepreneurs, attorneys, finance providers, investors, and marketing professionals who have deep knowledge in growing venture backed companies. These seminars are usually two hours long and features venture professionals giving you the best advice and up-to-date information on what entrepreneurs need to successfully raise money.
ON-DEMAND KINECT ESSENTIALS
KPIs and Business Models
- Ann Marie McDonald, AMLM Inc.
- Eric Lo, Krado
- Jeff Erickson, Forecastr
- Jon Bradshaw, VC Podcast
- Sidni Shorter, Utah Black Chamber of Commerce
Understand the differences between debt, equity, and non-dilutive capital types, and the implications to the capital use of funds and each repayment expectations.
The KPIs and Business Model video is available on-demand. (60-minutes). Three bonus videos about business preparation are also included.
- Chandana Haque, Altitude Lab
- Jaquelynne Elliott, SVB
- JB Henriksen, Ampleo
- Rick Haskell, Westminster
- Tara Spalding, Kinect Capital
Learn about capital accessibility and funding sources to grow businesses.
- Rick Haskell, Westminster
- Tara Rosander, Brandless
- Braxton Savage, Tanner
- Sam Gardner, Mayer Brown
- Rick Merrell, SLC Angels
- Dan Roberts, Savvi Legal
Before raising capital or discussion a merge or acquisition, identify potential risks and opportunities during the due diligence process.
UPCOMING KINECT ESSENTIALS
Valuations and Cap Tables
Learn about the different valuation methods investors use, how to create and maintain a cap table, and best practices for negotiating with investors.
Learn about investor outreach and synergies, and investor communication strategies before and after investments are made.
Learn about different types of equity based investment instruments, the key elements of a term sheet that determine the investor relationship and the payment waterfall after the securities are sold.