LA Panel: Perfecting the Raise: Raising Capital for Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups

LA Panel: Perfecting the Raise: Raising Capital for Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups

Welcome to the first event in our LA VentureConnect Series! Our amazing VC Panel will discuss the difficulties of navigating fundraising.

Date And Time

Thu, August 15, 2019 :: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


WeWork Gas Tower :: 555 West 5th St 35th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

About this Event

We know many of you out there have amazing ideas, but can find it extremely frustrating to get your idea off the ground. Nothing is more frustrating than having a product or app that investors won’t look at!

Well that’s why, we at WestWave Ventures, are hosting a VC Panel as our first event in the LA VentureConnect Series. This event will go through the difficulties of navigating a Pre-Seed and Seed-Stage Capital Raise. We will have questions answered about the importance of traction at the Pre-Seed Stage of a company’s lifespan, how to strategically find investors who align with your company’s mission and stage of investment, and ways to properly approach investors with a fair valuation of your company.

WestWave Ventures is a Pre-Seed to Series A Industry Agnostic Venture Capital firm, located in Southern California, that offers personalized hands-on attention to each and every portfolio client. We help aspiring entrepreneurs become established with brands and investors through our three arms: Coaching Services, Founder’s Shop/VC Scholar Education, and LA VentureConnect Events.

Our Coaching Services help companies with Executive Coaching, Business Development, Startup Growth/Strategy, Marketing as well as Fundraising Prep. Founder’s Shop and VC Scholar focuses on building education around both the startup process, with Founder’s Shop, and early stage investing for students interested in gaining experience in the space, through VC Scholar. LA VentureConnect is WestWave’s event arm: it’s a bi-monthly event series hosting a plethora of different events from a startup job & internship fair, to VC Panels and Business Exchanges.

As for our pricing, if you don’t have skin in the game, you have the option to not show up 😉


Networking- 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks- 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

VC Panel- 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Networking- 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Kory Chapelle – EGFS – Moderator of VC Panel

Josh Schlisserman – WestWave Ventures – Principal

JJ Richa – Tech Coast Angels – Angel

Minnie Ingersoll – TenOneTen Ventures – Managing Partner

Ray McKenzie – Red Beach Advisors/MultiPass Ventures – Managing Partner

More to be announced soon…


chatCONTACT US today for a free consultation to discuss the financial pain points of your business.