Event: The Raise – Fundraising Tips from Investors & Entrepreneurs

February 25th, 2014

The Raise: Fundraising Tips from Investors and Entrepreneurs

Women In Music and The 85-Percent are proud to present an in-depth discussion about navigating the world of investment. Whether you own your own business, are thinking about launching a startup, or want to learn strategies for raising capital as an entrepreneur, this is the panel for you.


Learn directly from our expert panel of investors and successful entrepreneurs, including topics such as:

  • Timing your raise
  • Designing an outreach plan to potential investors
  • Qualities investors look for in startups
  • Creating and delivering your pitch
  • Overcoming hurdles when raising capital
  • What happens after the investment

250 Greenwich Street
7 World Trade Center, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10007


February 27th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:45pm


Patrick Sullivan is the former CEO/Founder of RightsFlow, a licensing technology that powers YouTube & Google Play. RightsFlow was founded in 2007 and sold to Google/YouTube in 2011.  He is currently employed at Google and also manages a private investment company, VanHam Ventures.

Brittany Laughlin is the General Manager at Union Square Ventures, the venture capital firm behind Soundcloud, Turntable, Splice, Zynga, Twitter, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Tumblr. Prior to USV, Brittany founded Incline, transitioning military veterans into technology jobs, and co-founded gtrot, a venture-backed social travel company that sold to Groupon in 2013.  Previously, she worked at American Express.  Brittany has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and International Business from New York University.

Ilana Grossman heads up all marketing and communication efforts for Gust.  For years, Gust has been helping angel groups and venture capital funds collaborate with promising startups. Over the last 12 months 1800+ startups have been funded through Gust.  Prior to joining Gust, Ilana held senior positions at leading digital marketing agencies, most notably Digitas and Organic, where she led the development and implementation of several CRM and digital campaigns for clients such as Bank of America, Sanofi-Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, and Astra Zeneca.  She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Kelly Hoey is a connection-maker, networking strategist and expert community manager.  She builds valuable professional networks, creates engaged communities and raises professional online profiles. Kelly is a founder of Women Innovate Mobile, LLC (WIM), the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams.  Additionally, Kelly is a member of the Board of Directors of Glimpse Labs, the ephemeral photosharing app with state-of-the-art encryption technology.

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*FREE for WIM Members and $15 for Non-Members.  To become a WIM member please  click here and we will send you the panel promo code to attend the event for FREE!

**Please note that RSVP is required for entry and space is limited.  Please plan to arrive EARLY.  Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend.  If you RSVP and cannot attend, please notify us immediately by sending an email to events@womeninmusic.org.