Liesl Chang, General Manager at zipments and Garrick Pohl, zipment's CEO, will talk about the art of raising capital for pre-revenue and early stage companies.
Topics covered will include:
- what investors look for – evaluating the opportunity and team
- the importance of goal setting, benchmarks, KPIs and milestones
- raising smart money
- scaling the business together and growing as a “family”
There will also be a Q&A session between the Jam Session participants and hosts.
Since 2011 Liesl has been the on the founding management team and GM of zipments, overseeing NYC HQs and leading operations and business development in major markets. Liesl also partners with the CEO in all venture fundraising efforts – the company is currently backed by FirstMark Capital, Huron River Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and the NYCEDC (Bloomberg’s Entrepreneurial Fund).
Active in the NYC community, Liesl’s interests include using technology for local economic development, sustainable business practices, women in entrepreneurship, and mentorship for youth / teenage girls from underserved communities.
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