There are many entrepreneurs in Chattanooga trying to get a start-up off the ground. Problem is, they need money. It is not uncommon for these founders to seek out angel or venture capital investors. But do they know what to really expect when raising equity capital?

Join us as we discuss things to consider when raising equity capital on December 14th.

Panelists will include:

T.J. Gentle- CEO, SmartFurniture- After spending time in corporate law, T.J. joined the SmartFurniture team and led the venture-backed company through two rounds of raising money.

Jack Studer- A Chattanooga native, Jack has been involved with start-ups from both the funding side, as a Silicon Valley investment banker, and the entrepreneur side, having started and sold his own document security software company.  He now works as a venture capitalist, looking for and investing in industry disrupting companies across the southeast.

Dewey Hammond- Capital Advisor, Four Bridges Capital- Dewey’s corporate finance experience includes advising businesses on mergers and acquisitions. He’s initiated and negotiated the acquisition and sale of private companies, private placements of debt and equity, as well as a variety of long-term contracts and strategic alliances.

We’ll be meeting at Tubatomic at 6:30pm.

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