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SXSWedu 2017

Bootstrap vs. Raise: Fundraising in Edtech

Edtech startups face a critical decision early on: Go it alone and build their business brick by brick, or raise capital to jumpstart growth. In this interactive session, three startup founders who have achieved scale in the education market will debate the pros and cons of each approach, shedding light on the complexities of this difficult decision and the ups and downs of early-stage entrepreneurship. Topics will include how funding decisions influence everything from business model to product to company culture. The founders will be joined by a seasoned edtech investor for an additional perspective on the various pathways to success.

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  1. How specific factors in the edtech market can influence fundraising strategy.
  2. How fundraising decisions impact early-stage companies, from product to culture.
  3. How to choose a strategy that makes sense for various business models, products and services.

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Alex Rappaport, Co Founder & CEO, Flocabulary

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