This is the 45th of a series of investor talks, where we invite guests from a variety of asset classes - Angels, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity - to a chat on a range of funding subjects interesting to entrepreneurs. Register here to be part of the audience and on our website if you would like to pitch.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to test your elevator pitch, while also network with investor companies/individuals.
Founders and Startups seeking investment should apply. As seats are limited attendance to these events will be 'by invitation only', and we will notify you to confirm.
Please note: This is NOT for job-seekers, HR agents, Investment community members, mentors or Networkers and agents of any kind. In the interest of providing clean bandwidth to this invited group, we have to use strong filters, and we hope you will understand.
About KStart [a Kalaari Capital initiative]:
"Seed capital is often the most expensive capital a startup raises. At this stage the investment is primarily on the merits of the team, idea, and the market opportunity. The company is in its infancy, often pre-product and with limited traction making valuation a guessing game. Straight-up equity financing at this stage is a frustrating exercise where founders often feel shortchanged on valuation and fear excessive dilution.
Kstart believes founders deserve a much cleaner and efficient structure that takes into account the nascent stage of the business. Since valuation is an imprecise exercise at the seed stage, we offer capital in the form of a convertible equity instrument. We invest up to $500K in return for equity at a discount when raising Series A financing. By linking our investment to the next round of financing and valuation, we limit founder dilution at the seed stage. We also ensure the whole process is transparent, quick and easy to understand. Once a company is selected into the Kstart program, we are able to complete the investment in 2-3 weeks, provided the company is registered and all the terms and conditions in the term sheet are met."