FUNDRAISING
STRATEGY SESSION

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Erin Millar
Jennifer Li
Gonzalo Tudela
Brianne Miller
“Provided us with the questions to ask and preparation necessary to be strategic in finding potential funders, building a strong connection, and closing rounds. Taught us to fish! Was the most efficient injection of useful knowledge about funding a startup I can imagine.” 
– Steve Anderson & Shamus Reid, Cofounders @ NewMode

$13+ Million Raised

In the last 2 years.

Facilitators Who Have Raised Over $20 million

Get support from the best facilitators who have experience raising the right equity from impactful investors.

Trusted To Best Support Entrepreneurs

Spring is the partner organization for the Vancouver Economic Commission, RAISE Collective, VanTec, Active Impact Investments, New Ventures BC, and Wavefront for fundraising training.

Who Is It For?

You MUST meet the following criteria to work with us

Mission Driven For-Profit Companies

  • Working towards improving the world for the better (through your product/service or through how your business operates)
  • Seeking Equity Financing.
  • Raising $150,000-$1.5million
  • Ready To Raise

  • Launched or <2 months from launching
  • Have a team
  • Demonstrated traction (paying customers/letters of intent/pre-sales etc.)
  • Why Join?

    Raising Capital for the first time?

    Never raised from angel investors?

    Preparing to Raise

  • Understand valuation.
  • Determine the right paperwork.
  • Learn how to prepare a good due diligence package.
  • Create a bulletproof pitch deck.
  • Finding Investors

  • We help with identifying ideal investors.
  • We know almost every serious investor in Canada and many others across the globe. That means we can offer warm intro’s when the time is right.
  • Negotiate & Close

  • What are the different investment vehicles? e.g. SAFE/Convertible Note.
  • Understand term sheets.
  • Get support with negotiation and closing.
  • Fundraising isn’t easy, let us help you eliminate unnecessary friction by avoiding rookie mistakes.

    How It Works

    What is the group like?

    Bi-weekly 1.5 hour meetings.
    Limited to 6 companies per group.
    Led by a seasoned facilitator.

    Investment & Commitment

    $300 CAD/mo membership.
    Minimum 3 months commitment.

    Expert Facilitators

    Learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who have raised capital and invested in other companies. 

    Keith Ippel - CEO & Founder of Spring

    Keith Ippel

    CEO @ Spring

    With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

    Sana Kapadia

    Chief Impact Officer @ Spring, Founder @ RAISE Collective

    Sana brings a rich global background in impact investing, investment banking and equity research, with leading roles at Renewal Funds in Vancouver and EFG-Hermes in Dubai. At Spring, she guides our high growth entrepreneurs in their capital raising journeys. In addition, Sana is the driving force on all things impact at Spring and is committed to fostering an innovative impact entrepreneurship ecosystem as we change the world for the better.

    Vivian McCormick

    Vivian McCormick

    Facilitator @ Spring, Principal @ Good Company Business Advisory

    Vivian was a practicing lawyer in Vancouver for over 10 years, first with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel with Business Development Bank of Canada. As a result of her work with BDC, she decided to take her knowledge and experience further into the business realm as an advisor. She now guides entrepreneurs through various stages of their business, from inception to growth, with a focus on optimizing operations to maximize efficiency and prepare companies to scale.
    Mike Winterfield - Spring EiR

    Mike Winterfield

    Entrepreneur in Residence @ Spring, Founder @ Active Impact Investments

    Mike exclusively supports small to medium sized social ventures scale their impact and profit through investments, advising and consulting. He has spent the last decade in a variety of executive roles scaling companies from start-up to $300M by building high performing teams committed to core values. With over 20 years of experience in tech (services and SaaS products) and enterprise sales, his background includes President of Traction Rec, COO of Traction on Demand, President of Randstad Professionals, and VP of Western Canada at Sapphire just to name a few. He has also been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 during a decade of executive roles with multiple award winning companies.

    FUNDING ROUNDTABLE

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