Everything you need to know about raising funds as a startup founder
From the stages of startup funding, the different sources of startup funding, preparing your pitch, to the hundreds of curated resources, Fundraising in North America will help you master the process of fundraising and get started in no time.
Ray Walia is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors.
Ray founded Launch Ventures which owns and operates a network of private incubators, innovation labs, and investment funds. The most prominent incubator is Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has incubated more than 3500 entrepreneurs of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $300 Million in funding.
Launch Academy is a designated provider for the Canadian Startup Visa Program. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year for 2014 and 2015, BIV Top Forty Under 40, G20 Young Entrepreneur, and BC Tech Person of The Year Finalist 2018.
Hussein launched his first tech startup in 2002 (acquired in 2003). Since then he helped build over 20 successful companies and trained thousands in the dark arts of entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and personal branding.
His second tech startup was the world's first and largest marketplace for Middle Eastern art in 2006 (acquired), and in 2018 he launched Next Decentrum, an Ed-Tech startup that raised $450K in 3 months.
Recognized as one of 30 Vancouver tech thought leaders and influencers to follow, and featured in Forbes, BBC, BetaKit, Entrepreneur, DailyHive, Notable, and CBC.