Session 1: Understanding how recent changes in venture capital markets impact Pre-Series A Founders.
Topics covered in this session include:
How have venture capital markets changed, and what do these changes mean for venture capital firms and the Founders they back?
What are the near-term implications for Founders looking to raise Series Seed or Series A capital?
What proactive steps can Pre-Series A Founders take to position their company for fundraising success?
About the Presenter:
Andrew has invested in early-stage technology companies for more than a decade. Alongside co-founder Richard Fraim, Andrew launched Atlanta, GA-based Knoll Ventures in 2018 to back Pre-Series A B2B founders in non-coastal markets. After closing the firm's inaugural fund in mid-2018, Andrew and Richard invested in 22 companies spread across the southeast and southwest. In 2023, Knoll Ventures closed its second fund to continue backing founders at the earliest stages of the growth process. Andrew has served on numerous company boards, working closely with founders to achieve meaningful growth milestones