Shoobx Startup Series – Preparing to Fundraise in the Fall


WeWork One Beacon
1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA
United States

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - 6:00pm

View Event Page


Summer is around the corner and, besides planning your beach getaways, it’s time to plan to fundraise for your startup in the fall.

Join a panel of founders and investors from the Boston area on the 2nd Shoobx Startup Series of 2019, and hear the perspectives from both sides of the negotiating table. You’ll get their insights about effective fundraising strategies, the process of raising your first round, and how you can best prepare.

Whether you are raising capital this fall or in another season, add this event to your summer plans and come network with entrepreneurs and innovators. Get your free ticket today!

Meet our panelists:

Jennifer Jordan is a venture capitalist, board member, and mentor who’s spent her career helping entrepreneurs and investors build valuable enterprises, managing investor relations, and making direct venture investments in early-stage high tech companies. With 20 years of experience in tech and financial services, Jennifer is currently the founder and managing director of PickAxes & Shovels, and has previously served as Vice President at MassVentures, where she led the firm's investments in multiple high tech businesses.

Chris Selland, the current CEO at DipJar, is an executive with extensive experience in startup, expansion-stage and turnaround situations. He’s been in the leadership team for a number of early & expansion-stage companies through IPO & acquisition. Prior to DipJar, Chris served as VP for strategic alliances and corporate development at Unifi Software.

Tanveer Kathawalla is the COO of Analytical Space and Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners. His experience spans aerospace entrepreneurship, venture capital, and politics. Tanveer started his career at IBM’s management consulting unit, then worked to unify Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem while at the State of Florida’s economic development agency. After raising their first round of capital, Tanveer joined Analytical Space as their first CFO. Additionally, he is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum.

Will Hawkins is a seed-stage investor and entrepreneur. Will is formerly the co-founder & COO of Boston-based Sheprd, a tech-enabled ride-sharing company for kids. Recently, Will joined the investment team at Founder Collective, an early stage venture capital firm, which aims to be the most aligned fund for founders at the seed stage.


Sponsored by: Wolf & Company, P.C.

Wolf & Company is the largest regional accounting firm in Massachusetts. Based in the heart of the Innovation District of Boston, the firm has a significant focus on working with technology-related startups. The firm takes a holistic view of developing relationships with entrepreneurs, which include: discussing tax planning strategies and incentives, providing guidance and advice as companies start fund-raising efforts, making introductions to people in their network who can help you take your company to the next level and providing accounting, tax and risk management services as you grow.

Hosted by: WeWork

WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. Teams of any size can find refreshingly designed collaborative space, private offices, and meeting rooms that energize their employees and their guests. But WeWork is so much more than four walls—providing community, amenities, events, and technology to evolve space into experience.


The post Shoobx Startup Series – Preparing to Fundraise in the Fall appeared first on Boston Startups Guide.