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Workshop #5: Fundraising and institutional financing rounds
Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Brasilia Standard)
Topic: Personal and Business Development
🔗 What is the session about? This event is part of a series of #12 workshops developed for female entrepreneurs under the scope of the partnership between Microsoft and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to foster female entrepreneurship and opportunities for forcibly displaced populations in the tech sector in Brazil. The purpose of the sessions, to be held from March to October 2021, is to share content for the improvement of the business model and the expansion of the startups' future fundraising opportunities. Check out today’s event description below.
🔗 Agenda Workshop #5: Fundraising and institutional financing rounds This workshop will discuss the fundraising processes, the criteria that seed/Series A investors look for and the importance of already having product-market fit. It will also focus on what to look for in an investor, how to evaluate term sheets and operational goal setting for post financing round.
🔗 Who is it aimed at? People should attend this session if they are interested in any of the following topics: - Startups Ecosystem - Fundraising opportunities - Criteria for seed/Series A investment - Institutional financing rounds - Female entrepreneurship
- Lara Lemann Worked in the public and private sectors and as angel investor before founding MAYA Capital to invest in excellent teams setting up highly scalable businesses in Latin America.
- Marcella Ceva Chief Investment Officer for Microsoft's WE Ventures venture capital fund, with over 12 years of experience in investment banking, M&A and fund raising in global firms such as G5 Evercore, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP and Derraik & Menezes Advogados. Marcella accumulates over R$ 4 billion in advised transactions, including some of the largest debt restructuring transactions in Brazil. She has a Law Degree from Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, studied International Relations in Michigan State University, and specialized in Human Rights and Women's Health in Stanford.
- Stevon S. Darling Investor with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he focuses on the organization’s early-stage equity investment strategy across Latin America. Within IFC’s Disruptive Technologies and Venture Investing team, Stevon leads transactions across many technology sectors including logistics/mobility, education, health, agriculture, enterprise, and B2B SaaS. Stevon also focuses on investing in leading venture funds in the region. Prior to joining the IFC, Stevon was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs where he advised global industrial clients on financing and M&A transactions. Originally from the Bahamas, Stevon holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Accounting from Morehouse College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is a fund advisory committee member and board director/observer of several IFC portfolio companies.
📌 This workshop was developed in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and is part of the initiative developed jointly by IFC and Microsoft to foster female entrepreneurship and increase inclusion and employability of women and Forcibly Displaced Populations in the tech sector in Brazil.
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, IFC invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more Information, visit www.ifc.org.
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