Our guest is Vic Gatto, Managing Director of Solidus Company – a seed stage / early round private equity firm based in Nashville, TN. Vic shares best practices for raising early round capital and what you need to do to be prepared for a meeting with a professional venture investor. He also shares the mistakes to avoid in the fund raising process.
Vic shares the key things you must communicate to get a 2nd meeting with a venture capital firm, which is much harder to get than the first. Vic has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and provides his best ideas for success and mistakes to avoid.
Solidus manages four venture capital funds that have outperformed the S&P 500 by 800 basis points annually for the last 10 years. Solidus pursues investment opportunities in three primary industries: Healthcare Services, Applied Technology and Information Services / Media.
Vic has over seven years of experience as an early-stage venture investor. Prior to joining Solidus, he worked for five years in a similar capacity with another venture capital firm, Massey Burch Capital Corp and prior to that Vic co-founded and subsequently sold a software company in 1993. The company was formed in Boston and grew from three initial employees to over 250 employees when it was sold in 1999.
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