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Michael Cardamone of Forum Ventures to headline Early Growth’s April Meet the VC Panel event

Posted by Early Growth

March 29, 2022    |     3-minute read (460 words)

Cardamone to Touch on Fundraising, Investment Thesis, Current Investment Climate and Trends

Palo Alto, CA – March 29, 2022 – Early Growth, a leading Essential Business Services (EBS) provider, announced today the speaker for its April Meet the VC panel event to be held at 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Featured guest speaker will be Michael Cardamone, CEO and managing partner of Forum Ventures, a leading New York-based early-stage fund, program, and community for B2B SaaS startups.

Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Early Growth and its partners. Every month, a prominent venture capitalist discusses their firm’s investment thesis, trends they’re seeing in the current investment climate, and more. It is an interview format hosted by Early Growth followed by a Q&A session with attendees at the end of the interview.

Michael Cardamone was one of the first 30 employees at Box, which develops and markets cloud-based content management, collaboration, and file sharing tools for businesses. At Box, he worked in a business development role and then led partnerships at AcademixDirect. After six years in operating roles, he launched Forum Ventures in San Francisco, a B2B SaaS focused accelerator and fund now with locations in San Francisco, New York, and Toronto. In addition to Forum Ventures, he is an angel investor in a dozen companies, including in the seed round of Flexport. Cardamone graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration in finance and marketing from Columbia University’s Business School in May 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University. His specialties include developing and managing partnerships, strategy, SaaS, business development, digital marketing, early-stage investing, and early go-to-market sales.

Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program and community for B2B SaaS startups based in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Founded in 2014, its mission has been to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible, and successful for early-stage founders through pre-seed and seed-stage funding, high touch programming, corporate perks and introductions, and an active SaaS community. With over 230 portfolio companies globally, Forum Ventures founders have gone on to raise investment capital from funds like Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, SV Angel, and more.

For more information or to register to attend April’s Meet the VC, click here.

About Early Growth

Early Growth is the one-and-done solution for VC-backed and startup companies’ Essential Business Services (EBS), including FinOps (CFO services, bookkeeping and accounting), PeopleOps (human resources, benefits, and payroll), and Risk (business insurance). Since their inception over 10 years ago, Early Growth has helped over 4,000 VC-backed and startup companies, many from first round to exit and beyond.

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