When most people think about tech startups, they imagine young people building something new and exciting. But what if your startup is a bit older – say, pre-seed stage or even post-seed? That can be challenging in its own right, but it can also be harder to raise money. In this session at TechGround Live, Sameer Shariff and Sarah Tavel from Benchmark will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by older startups when trying to raise money. They’ll help you figure out what you need to do to get started and actually achieve success in getting resources invested in your business.
For computer enthusiasts and tech enthusiasts, TechGround Live is the event to attend. This weekly event/episode records live each Wednesday at 12:00/3:00 PST/EST. Register on Hopin to ask questions and network with guests and other attendees. The event also streams to Facebook Live and YouTube, making it possible for those not in the area to join in on the discussion. And lastly, Twitter Spaces makes it easy for attendees to interact with each other on all of their favorite social media platforms. If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn about new technology or just have some fun discussing technology with others, TechGround Live should definitely be on your list of events!
Despite the new urgency behind TG+L’s mission, it seems that the startup world is still experiencing some success. In early 2023, a number of venture-backed businesses have been acquired by larger conglomerates or rival companies, which can be attributed to the long sales cycles, lengthened by investors being more selective (mainly due to different expectations). However, despite this difficulty in growing ventures and succeeding as entrepreneurs, TG+L remains dedicated to helping founders build better business models.
A few updates for 2023
- TechGround Live is back on Hopin. Each event will have a dedicated Hopin room, allowing you, the viewer, to ask the guests questions. You have to register, and sign up for each event. But it’s worth the hassle. Trust me.
- I’m also turning to Twitter to help source some questions for each week’s guest. It’s critical to me that you get to ask the questions you find most interesting, so if you can’t log in to Hopin, send me questions over Twitter at @mjburnsy.
- The TG+L Podcast! I got a producer, and the lackluster TG+L Podcast is getting some serious love. Each Monday, we’ll upload an edited and condensed version of TG+L. And the logo is changing thanks to @dicebourbon.
- Pitch Practice is back! Apply to present your company using this form.
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