Fundraising for Social Enterprises - VC and Startup Perspectives

  • 17 Oct 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th floor, NYC


  • LMHQ members can request the special reg. code from

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Typically early stage startups raise a convertible note from angels followed by Series A, B, C, etc., hoping to continue to seek funding or to arrange an exit. Early stage fundraising can be very challenging and discouraging as entrepreneurs ‘pound the pavement’.  This is even further the case for social enterprises. Join us for a discussion on the best practices of opening and closing a round from the entrepreneurs who have executed successful fundraising rounds to learn how they have raised capital to fund their solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Learn from experts, social entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs as we discuss:

  • How do you create a fundraising plan?

  • What are some creative sources of capital in the impact investing ecosystem?

  • How do you find investors? 

  • Who are the right investors for which stage of funding?

  • Are mission-aligned investors better suited to invest in social enterprises?

  • What’s the best way to open and close a round?

Speakers Include:

Ariel Yusim, Co-Founder & CIO Recap Investing

Cat Hernandez, Partner Primary Venture Partners 

Leslie Harwell, Managing Partner, Alante Capital 

Nat Ware, Founder & CEO, Forte

Rachel Renock, CEO & Creative Director, Wethos 


6:00-6:20 pm Registration/Networking

6:20-7:30 pm Program

7:30-8:30 pm Networking



150 Broadway

New York, NY 10038

Head to 20th floor by entering elevator code 2020# on the keypad and pressing "20"

This ICF event is co-organized with, and hosted by, LMHQ. LMHQ is a nonprofit space focused on building and connecting a community of downtown makers, thinkers, and doers in the Lower Manhattan area. They offer flexible work, meeting, and event spaces. They also foster new connections and ongoing inspiration through diverse programming and a robust network of members.

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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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