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A Snapshot of Early Financing

Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Demonstrating her lesson using a case study of a medical device company, KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg offers an illustrative example of what angel and first-round financing might look like for the upstart enterprise. Her advice includes tips on seeking seed money, and why a small company shouldn’t go out for financing too soon. Incrementally building dollars around real milestones is critical for real investment and corporate success.