SSM cosponsored a Founders Live pitch contest and a panel titled "How to Scale and Build Out Startup Teams After a Financing Event." As more early stage startups receive larger amounts of investment at the seed and Series A than ever before, the next question becomes, how does a founder grow and scale startup teams and preserve enough financial runway for a rainy day? The informative panel discussed topics such as how to attract and retain diverse talent, how to ensure that your financial runway is sound in times of expansion, and how to best work with your investors after a raise to ensure success. Panelists included Lindsey S. Mignano of SSM, Jacquelynne Suguitan of Trinet, Danielle Delancy of Wilmot Ventures, Vijay Rajendra of 500.global, and Roy Lu of Hashkey Capital. SSM, Trinet, and Burkland sponsored dinner and drinks for this event.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented the keynote speech for "Startup Bites - CleanTech Pitch Night" at SwissNex San Francisco. She discussed the current state of venture financing and acquisitions in the US.
Kelly Lawton-Abbott of SSM presented on a panel entitled "Ride the Wave: Alternative Financing to VCs in 2023". Our expert panel dove into the tough questions and provided insights into what sources are available to you. SSM, Trinet, NowCFO, and First Republic Bank are sponsoring appetizers and drinks for this event. Panelists included: Kelly Lawton- Abbott of SSM, Bob Wallach of the Alliance of Angels, Owen Carton of NowCFO and Kevin Gunter of Alternative Capital Solutions.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented for the SwissNex Climate Tech Cohort over an SSM- and Alcorn Law-sponsored lunch at SwissNex San Francisco. She discussed the current state of venture financing for climate tech companies as well as how to flip into a US vehicle to procure American venture financing.