Raising your first seed or Series-A round is particularly important to the growth and success of your new company. Want to know what investors look for in a pitch deck or the biggest mistakes startups make when pitching their products? Then make sure to listen as our panel of top-tier materials-focused angel networks, venture capital firms and private equity practices discuss the current trends in venture funding and the “dos and don’ts” of raising capital.


Whitney Haring-Smith, Anzu Partners


David Mackanic, Dorm Room Fund
Coppelia Marincovic, Solvay Ventures
Mark S. Vreeke, Chemical Angel Network
Jason Whaley, Rhapsody Venture Partners
Johanna Wolfson, PRIME Impact Fund

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