- Get Funded: Expert Advice From People Who Know

290 Congress St. Boston, MA 02110

Get Funded: Expert Advice From People Who Know

When it comes to startups, SVB has been around the block.  Many times. They've helped countless founders and CEOs negotiate the ups and downs of startup financing.

Confused about the how to choose the right funding strategy?  Don't be.

On November 7th, SVB’s Dan Allred and Smith Anderson will break it down for you.  They'll introduce five of the most important and popular avenues for startup funding:

  1. Bootstrapping
  2. Crowdfunding
  3. Angel Investors
  4. Venture Capital
  5. Debt

They'll also invite an A-list crew entrepreneurs to share advice from their own experience.  Hear from the panel about why they chose the funding strategies they did, and get their advice on how to choose the right strategy (and make it work) for your own company.  

Different approaches work at different stages of a company's growth; this class is about giving you a road map.  

The focus will on you and answering your questions.  Bone up on the basics with SVB's Get Funded eBook, and come with some questions in mind.

After class apply for a free 1:1 session with an SVB team member who will help you dive deep into the specific funding models that will best fit your startup's growth.


About the Instructors:

Dan Allred is a Senior Relationship Manager with Silicon Valley Bank. He moved to Boston in 2007 to start SVB’s Accelerator group which has now grown into a team of seven bankers who are advising, banking and lending to over 400 local high growth technology start-ups. Dan also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the SVB Foundation, which makes grants to various organizations in the community. He is also a Board member and Treasurer for The Capital Network, a resource for New England entrepreneurs seeking early-stage financing, and serves on the Young Leadership Committee for the Museum of Science in Boston, MA and the steering committee for Start-up Massachusetts.

Smith Anderson 




290 Congress Street, Boston 02210 - take the elevator to the 7th Floor


You will be asked to show a photo ID on arrival.