Are Your Numbers READY for Investors?

Using Your Financials to Advance Investment Asks with Leslie Goldman of The Artemis Fund

Leslie Goldman is the Co-Founder & Principal, The Artemis Fund, a female-founded, female-focused venture capital fund that invests in tech-enabled seed and series A companies.

Leslie is also an active Angel Investor, Board Member of The Houston Angel Network, Investment Committee Member of Blue Ivy Ventures, and Strategic Advisor for Rebel Fund among other advisory and board positions.

Leslie is also a frequent speaker on venture capital, diversity in startups, unconscious bias, and angel investing. Before founding Artemis, Leslie practiced law and worked to recruit legal and board-level talent.

 

       

In this episode…

Venture capitalists are looking for the right company to triple their investment within the shortest time possible. To get the funding you need from VCs, you will have to show the cold, hard numbers on how your business can help them achieve their goals. To accomplish this, Leslie Goldman says you would have to get as comfortable with your financials as your CFO. A big part of knowing your financials is showing your investors where the exit or the potential exit is located.
 
In this episode of What’s Your Ask with host Stephanie Sims, you’ll hear from Leslie Goldman, General Partner and Co-Founder of The Artemis Fund, about powering your investment asks through your financials. They also talk about how founders should research VCs before asking and why founders should know just as much about their financials as their CFO. Keep listening.

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