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Venture capital for startups: How do rounds of funding work?


The ESADE Alumni Lleida Club invites you to ''Venture capital for startups: how do rounds of funding work?'', a talk by Ricard Garriga, co-founder of Torret Road Capital and Menorca Millennials.

This session will explain how to plan and carry out a round of funding from the viewpoint of entrepreneurs and investors, including:

1. How the venture capital industry works
2. It’s not just about funding
3. Understanding entrepreneurs
4. Assessment of startups - UC Berkeley method



Ricard Garriga

Ricard Garriga, co-founder of Torret Road Capital and Menorca Millennials

Ricardo is passionate about start-ups, investment and attracting talent. He has 12 years’ experience in the world of entrepreneurship, starting at university where he helped raise capital for technology start-ups and spinoffs, then in Barcelona city council working on project 22@ to implement public policies, and subsequently in California as head of strategy and growth in a Silicon Valley start-up, founding the new concept of ''start-up decelerator'' which detects global talent in order to create an investment vehicle that co-invests in technology companies.

Co-founder of the first ''start-up decelerator'', Menorca Millennials and the investment vehicle Torret Road Capital, with a new concept of human due diligence to assess global companies, run by second-time entrepreneurs looking to raise a round of series A venture capital (above €1m). To date, they have detected 1000+ companies, analyzed 200, analyzed 40 in depth, 30% in Spain, 30% in Europe, 30% in USA, 5% in Latam and 5% in Asia. Results: 2 failed companies, €27m raised by 16 of them and 2 companies sold in just 2 sittings.

Previously, he was director of strategy at YouNoodle in San Francisco, where he was in charge of open innovation projects for large corporations and talent attraction programmes for 7 countries. In the public sector, he has been a member of the 22 @ Barcelona CEO board in Barcelona city council which applies public policies to attract talent to the city. His career began at the enterprise centre at La Salle Technova, promoting the growth of university start-ups and spin-offs by raising capital for companies with high growth potential.

He studied telecommunications engineering, holds an MBA (La Salle and Manhattan College of New York) and completed venture capital executive training (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, California). He loves motorbikes and downhill cycling.



See you there!

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