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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actiona… read more

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20 VC 052: How To Make The Leap From Seed To Series A with Ari Helgason @ Dawn Capital

Ari Helgason is a VC at Dawn Capital in London and a former entrepreneur with operational experience in both London and New York. Prior to Dawn, Ari founded SaaS sales and workflow management system World on a Hanger and ecommerce clothing marketplace Fabricly.com. More recently, he launched ecommerce sites for fashion and luxury brands in London and New York. Ari is an alumnus of the Y Combinator startup accelerator and he regularly visits Silicon Valley where he has extensive relationships.


In Today's Episode You Will Learn:



  • How Ari made his move into the VC scene?

  • Why Ari decided to bootstrap his first business?

  • Does Ari believe that Founders should always be fundraising?

  • Should Founders take more money than they need, 'a war chest'?

  • What type of goals do VCs want to see from founders?

  • What do investors expect from startups at Series A?

  • How can founders learn what KPI's make sense for their business?

  • How can founders know when is the right time to fundraise?

  • How can startup founders get their foot in the VC door?


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