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Path to Profitability: Choosing the Right Funding for your Business

Path to Profitability: Choosing the Right Funding for your Business
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Choosing the right funding for your startup is no easy feat. Whether you’re thinking about going the VC route, getting funds from angel investors, receiving accelerator money, or even bootstrapping, these decisions will ultimately shape your business and how you run it. In this virtual panel, we’ll talk to founders about their funding journeys – sharing any insights about why they chose the funding they did and how that has shaped their business today.

Meet The Panelists:
Noelle Tassey
CEO
Alley

Noelle Tassey is currently the CEO of Alley. She has spent almost a decade working to scale growth-stage technology businesses, and launching new ventures. She also advises and invests in a variety of early-stage companies, and she is committed to building a more equal future through technology. Under her leadership, Alley has been named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and Inc. Best Places to Work.

Galina Ozgur
Veture Scout
Aera VC

Galina Ozgur is a New York based venture scout responsible for bringing startup deal flow to two venture firms: Venture Box (New York), a growth capital firm for emerging brands, and Aera VC (NZ/ HK), a seed fund investing in ventures transforming the society and/ or the environment. Her most recent experience includes serving as Entrepreneur in Residence with 500 Startups and delivering ecosystem development consulting for the World Bank. Prior to this, Galina was the first employee and Program Manager for the trailblazing Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) where she got her training in all things venture and startups from one of the strongest accelerator teams on the East Coast. After successfully graduating 7 cohorts with ERA, Galina took her skills to Grand Central Tech (now Company), where she spent 2.5 years as a GM, designing and managing the startup-in-residence program. Galina mentors founders internationally, supporting their work through 500 Startups, ERA Global, HUG Fellowship by CHOBANI, Parallel 18 Accelerator, and many other programs. She is an active member of the professional organization uniting women in venture in New York and globally, called Women in VC, and a proud advisor to a number of select startup companies.

Vishnu Datla
Founder & CEO
AutoRabit

Founder and CEO of AutoRABIT, a Salesforce release management suite with Continuous Integration support for deployments, version control, data loader, and test automation. An experienced Rainmaker, cross-border team builder, business development and new-age cloud products. Specialties and interests include SaaS, global delivery models, change management, process consulting and process adoption, business development, program management, PMO and business coaching.

Andrew Shearer
Founder & CEO
Farmshelf

CEO and Founder of Farmshelf. We make it possible for anyone to grow food where they live, work and eat by providing the hardware and expertise. Farmshelf has created indoor hydroponics systems for growing vegetables that not only taste better, but also grow faster while using less water.

Adrian Solgaard
Founder & CEO
Solgaard

Sustainable entrepreneur, thought leader, and inventor, Adrian Solgaard, is the Founder and CEO of sustainable travel goods and accessories company, Solgaard.

A serial entrepreneur, Adrian started his first t-shirt business at sixteen years old to pay for travel to compete in pro BMX contests. Adrian’s second business venture was a creative agency, specializing in the production of music videos and television commercials. Adrian’s third venture and first foray into product innovation was a bicycle lock company launched on Kickstarter in 2013, which he later sold in 2016.

In 2016, Adrian launched his fourth and most lucrative venture to date; sustainable travel goods company, Solgaard. A design-driven sustainable luxury brand always ready for adventure, Solgaard enhances life on-the-go with premium gear for global citizens. Today, the Solgaard sustainable design portfolio includes luggage, bags, backpacks, wearable solar tech accessories, and luxury timepieces.

In 2019, Solgaard launched its Shore-TexTM accessories collection made entirely of recycled ocean plastics. Having pledged to remove five pounds of plastic waste from the ocean for every product sold, SOLGAARD is working to achieve its goal of cutting ocean- bound plastic waste in half by 2024.

Our Partners:

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

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