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Startup Financing 101 with 4490 Ventures

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join StartingBlock and Dan Malven for this month’s VC Financing 101.


Are you an entrepreneur thinking about raising investment $? Not sure which VC fund makes sense for you? Have questions about investment stages, option pools, valuations? Intimidated?


This is your chance to hear from Madison’s best vc fund managers and associates about what they are looking for, their investment theses, how to find the investors that are right for you.


Startup Financing 101 is on the second Tuesday of each month and designed to provide early stage startups and entrepreneurs an opportunity to ask questions of fund managers and associates. Target audience is entrepreneurs and startup founders generally, not limited to companies actively fundraising.


5:00-5:45 PM Startup Financing 101 Presentation & Q&A on the basic components of venture capital and financing startups.


6:00-7:00 PM NETWORKING / Q&A HAPPY HOUR. Snacks and drinks following the presentation in the cafe space, hosted by presenting fund.



Dan Malven is the Managind Director of 4490 Ventures. He has a blend of venture capital investing, startup operational and corporate executive experience. Dan was the founding CEO of Analyte Health, a digital health company, an executive in the consumer health services group of Walgreens, and a co-founder of two software technology companies. Dan was a Principal at NYC-based venture capital firm Flatiron Partners and has invested in approximately 20 early-stage startups over his career. Dan has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Dan is an alumni of the Kauffman Fellows Program and a member of YPO.


ABOUT 4490 Ventures

4490 Ventures partners with entrepreneurs to build billion-dollar businesses in the Midwest. We are investors that learned the craft of early-stage technology venture capital investing at firms on the West Coast and the East Coast, and brought our knowledge, networks and experiences to the Midwest. The Midwest contains approximately 25% of the inputs into America’s innovation economy, yet only receives 5% of all venture capital. We’re committed to changing that ratio. http://www.4490.ventures


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