Accel x FF: Everything About How to close your first VC investment
Are you currently raising your first VC investment round? It doesn't matter if you’ve just started to consider VC investment as an option for your business or if you're just a step away from closing the deal. In this session, we'll demystify early stage fundraising together with Accel.

What are investors looking for when it comes to start-up pitches? What factors convince them to invest? What are the most common pitfalls on the fundraising journey? And how can these be overcome?

Luca Bocchio, partner at Accel, will discuss all of these topics and share the perspective of a globally operating VC. With years of experience in the ecosystem, he'll provide you with all the dos and don'ts of early stage fundraising and what Accel looks for in its partnerships.

This session is perfect for all female founders who are keen on learning the basics about early stage investments from a VC perspective and the roadmap to closing your first VC investment in an interactive and inspirational setting.

You'll get the chance to ask Luca all of your burning questions related to early stage fundraising and we’re looking forward to an interactive, energetic session! Want to join? Please apply via this form.

Quick facts about the event:
Date: 9th of December, 2021
Time: 2 PM CET, 1 hour
Channel: Zoom


About Luca Bocchio
Luca joined Accel in 2018 and focuses on consumer internet, fintech, and software businesses. He led Accel’s investment in Luko, Bryter, Brumbrum and Trade Republic. Luca also lead Accel's investment and ongoing work in Sennder, among others. He is also on the board of Vinted.

Prior to Accel, Luca was with H14, where he invested in global early and growth stage opportunities, such as Deliveroo, GetYourGuide, Flixbus, SumUp, and SecretEscapes. Luca previously advised technology, industrial, and consumer companies on strategy with Bain & Co. in Europe and Asia.

Luca is from Italy and graduated from LIUC University.

About Accel
Accel is a leading venture capital firm that invests in people and their companies from the earliest days through all phases of private company growth. Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, CrowdStrike, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, FreshWorks, Jet, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, UiPath and Vox Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 35+ years.

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