Raising your first round of financing can be hard--especially if you're a first time entrepreneur. On top of that, the angel/seed/venture industry for early stage investments has shifted radically over the last 5 years. Anthony Chong (BS '11) will share his experience fundraising the seed round for his company, along with how you can learn from his mistakes. In particular:
- What should you consider as you begin your fundraising?
- Who are the right investors to go after?
- What structure of financing makes sense?
Young alumni who are just starting their career (and older ones who may be restarting) will find this CAEG meeting will be particularly helpful.
About Our Speaker
Anthony Chong (BS '11) (CEO/cofounder, StatSketch) – Prior to StatSketch, Anthony led the Data Science team at Adaptly (social media advertising startup). He joined Adaptly as the first employee, helping grow it from three people in an apartment to over 70 by the time he left. He managed algorithmic ad optimization and social measurement projects for the company. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Caltech, where he serves on the Board of the Caltech Alumni Association. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Science Education Initiative.
Data Analysts are faced with the daily task of managing, exploring, and modeling increasingly large datasets. StatSketch makes them more effective by acting as an AI "copilot" to guide them to the right methods -- eliminating the need to know a priori
what the right questions are to ask of your data. In addition to "playbooks" of the industry-wide analytic best practice that is already built into the application, the software passively observes how analysts in your organization are doing similar analysis and recommends step-by-step guidance based on best and common practice. This step-by-step guidance is supplemented by statistical detection revealing hidden data attributes, coming from the software having analyzed every combination/permutation of your data at every step.