At Disrupt, YC’s Anu Hariharan, Initialized’s Garry Tan, and GGV’s Hans Tung will tell you how to raise money in a dumpster fire

At Disrupt, YC’s Anu Hariharan, Initialized’s Garry Tan, and GGV’s Hans Tung will tell you how to raise money in a dumpster fire

As this pandemically perverse 12 months attracts to an in depth, there’s one factor that’s sure. Everything has modified — at the least somewhat bit.

The U.S. remains to be grappling with a virus that it has but to regulate and a vaccine, as soon as it’s found and confirmed to be efficient will take months to be distributed all through the inhabitants. That means the digital, socially distanced actuality that has turn out to be the brand new regular will stay that method for at the least somewhat bit longer.

But what does that imply for startup entrepreneurs who historically wanted to pound the pavement, shake arms, cross out decks and run the gauntlet of Sand Hill Road or South Park to get financing for his or her new firms?

Well, in the event you’re coming to Disrupt (and it’s best to) you’ll hear some fundraising ideas and tips from Y Combinator’s Anu Hariharan, Initialized’s Garry Tan, and GGV’s Hans Tung on learn how to increase cash throughout these attention-grabbing and nerve-wracking occasions.

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The recommendation is coming from among the greatest buyers within the business.

Hariharan most just lately labored at Andreessen Horowitz earlier than becoming a member of the Y Combinator funding workforce as a normal companion within the Continuity Fund, the place she led investments in Boom, Brex, Convoy, Gusto, and Instacart.

And Garry Tan, who co-founded Initialized Capital with Alexis Ohanian in 2013, has backed early stage firms like Coinbase, Flexport, Instacart and Cruise. Before Initialized, Tan was a companion at Y Combinator the place he suggested and invested in over 1,000 firms. In a earlier life, Tan co-founded the YC-backed firm Posterous, which was acquired by Twitter, and was an early engineer at Palantir — even designing the corporate’s brand.

Rounding out our panel is Hans Tung. He’s at the moment sitting at quantity ten on the Forbes Midas listing, is ranked as one of many high enterprise capitalists by The New York Times and CB Insights, and has a decades-long profession investing in expertise firms on at the least three continents. At GGV Hans has invested in 16 unicorns together with: Affirm, Airbnb, Bytedance, Coinbase, Lime, Meili, OfferUp, Peloton, Poshmark, Slack, SmartMi, StockX, Udaan, Wish, Xiaohongshu, and Xiaomi.

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These people can navigate the choppiest of funding waters and positively have ideas on learn how to entry capital that may douse the dumpster fireplace of those horrible financial occasions.

Disrupt 2020 runs from September 14 via September 18 and will likely be 100% digital this 12 months. Get your entrance row seat to see O’Brien reside with a Disrupt Digital Pro Pass or a Digital Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. We’re excited to see you there.

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