Fund Your Idea
12 Things You Need to Know About Fundraising for Your Social Enterprise
The tips and tricks you must know for a successful funding series
August 24, 2017
Last month Acumen joined forces with global business software leader SAP to offer a two-week leadership development program in Silicon Valley for CEOs from nine Acumen-backed companies. This fellowship included a closed-door session hosted at First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm that is a giant in Silicon Valley, having been among the first to invest in the likes of Uber, Taskrabbit and Blue Apron. Acumen CEOs learned from Phin Barnes, a partner at First Round Capital about key tips for fundraising. They also spoke with four experts in the impact investing and social enterprise space: Morgan Simon from Pi Investments, Greg Neichin, Director of Ceniarth LLC, Justina Lai of Sonen Capital and Allen Taylor from Endeavor.