Season Two: Episode Eleven — An overview of funding options and specific tips for preparing for and executing the perfect pitch to potential investors. 

Episode Description:  Chloe Curtis (Fordham Law ‘19) and Daniel Salomon (Fordham Law ‘19) interview Gary R. Schall, Partner at WilmerHale, about fundraising tips for startup companies and specific tools for nailing a pitch to investors.

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“There is a lot of homework you need to do before you even think about raising money.” — Gary R. Schall

“There’s an expression ‘smart money and dumb money.' Sophisticated investors are considered smart money because they bring more than just a check.” — Gary R. Schall

“Being informed about what you’re getting into is very important with equity crowdfunding.” — Gary R. Schall

“A good investor is going to test you….and you’d better know the answers. You’d better be prepared.” — Gary R. Schall

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