Episode 11: How to Raise Capital in the U.S. Especially During Covid19 - Ed Zimmerman
How to raise capital in the U.S. during the Covid-19 Crisis? What are the key current trends coming out of New York when it comes to Angel and Venture Capital investing? What do entrepreneurs need to know, to navigate these uncertain times in how they should approach investors?
You will learn all of this and more, from our first male investor guest, Ed Zimmerman who is a Partner/Chair of the Tech Group at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, an angel investor in roughly 130 startups, LP in dozens of venture funds, and for the last 15 years, also an Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia Business School. Get ready for some great advice and tips!
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About our guest, Ed Zimmerman:
During Ed Zimmerman’s 25+ years at Lowenstein Sandler, he has represented hundreds of start-ups, growth companies, venture capital and growth equity/PE funds. Chambers USA ranked Ed among the 22 best lawyers in the Startups & Emerging Companies–USA–Nationwide; of those, Ed is the only lawyer based in New York (2018 edition). Similarly, Best Lawyers in America (2017 edition) named Ed the New York City Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year.
Ed has been an Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business since 2005. He has published more than 75 columns on tech startups and growth companies (and sometimes wine), mostly on the Accelerators page of The Wall Street Journal, where he currently serves as a WSJ expert panelist, and another 30+ in Forbes. Ed has angel invested in more than 150 startups (with more than 50 exits) and 75+ venture funds. He co-founded and runs both VentureCrush, which also includes VentureCrushFG (which Pando Daily called “New York's best Accelerator”)
and VentureCrushAV. In 2014, Ed co-organized a summit of LGBTQ leaders in tech and venture at the White House. That year, he published a pledge against gender bias in The Wall Street Journal. He has been invited to the White House and the Elysee Palace to meet with senior officials to discuss how America and, separately, France, can enhance their communities of startups and tech investors. Ed likes music and wine and has worked harvest in France and California.
In Today's Episode You'll Learn: