Event: Private Equity & Raising Capital – What You Need to Know

September 10th, 2013

Women in Music and Women Innovate Mobile have come together to put on this great event, which will discuss how to raise capital for your business.  The line up of panelists looks fantastic.   If you’re a business owner or are thinking of starting one, this panel is not to be missed.


WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8pm

WHERE: BMI (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, NYC, 10007-0030)

RSVP/TICKETS: https://wimx2.eventbrite.com/

*The discount code for WIM members to get in free was included in the email invitation.  Not a member of WIM? Membership is $50 for a year and includes free admittance to most of our events.  Email membership@womeninmusic.org to join.

If you currently own your own business or if you’re thinking about launching a startup, this is the panel for you. Women In Music and Women Innovate Mobile are proud to present an in-depth discussion about the basics of raising capital and how investment can jumpstart growth for your business. Learn directly from our experts of investors and successful entrepreneurs about the basics of raising capital, including:

  • Deciding when to raise capital
  • Qualities investors look for in startups
  • Tips for approaching investors
  • Pitching your business/idea to investors
  • Overcoming the most common hurdles when raising capital
  • Technologies/Tools that can help you raise capital


Holly Lynch (Moderator) - Holly is a Women Innovate Mobile mentor, advisor and investor. She is the founder of The 85 Perecent, a strategic marketing, communications, and leadership consultancy dedicated to advancing women as responsible consumers and professionals. In her 13+ years in advertising, her career has focused on socially progressive innovations and brand strategy efforts for brands such as: Volvo, IBM, The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and Self-Esteem Fund, British Airways, Levi’s, Frito-Lay, and many more. https://twitter.com/85PercentNY

Jeanne Sullivan - Jeanne is a founding principal of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm. She was recently cited by Forbes magazine as one of the “Women Changing the World” in her role as an influencer grooming the next generation of female VCs. Jeanne has more than 20 years of private equity experience and has spent 28 years in the technology sector encompassing both extensive operating and investing experience with technology companies. https://twitter.com/gianna212

Cecilia Pagkalinawan - From digital marketing and e-commerce to social media and mobile, Cecilia is a serial entrepreneur that has connected the dots between businesses and technology for 15 years. She is the former Chief Marketing Officer of Stagedom, and CEO of StyleTrek. https://twitter.com/CeciliaNY

Julia Pimsleur – Julia Pimsleur is the CEO of Little Pim and a blogger for Forbes. She also serves on the board of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, advises the Global Language Project, and prepares female CEO’s to raise capital through the Double Digit Academy.https://twitter.com/JuliaPimsleur