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Episode 27: How to Raise Funding from Supportive, Values-Aligned Investors with the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

In mid-October, Capital Insight co-host Jenny Kassan was asked to speak at the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce about the advantages of choosing community-based methods of fundraising rather than venture capital. In this episode, we revisit Jenny’s Berkeley presentation as she breaks down how to raise funding from the right investors.

Episode Highlights:

  • “When people tell me I do non-traditional or alternative finance, I tell them no, venture capital is non-traditional and alternative. What I do is something that humans have done for a very long time.”


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