Video: At our inaugural SplashX, July 28,2016 - 99designs

David Kaplan shared how 99designs raised a round when VC funding dried up

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
November 7, 2016 | Comments
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At our inaugural SplashX event last July 28, 2016, VC Panel David Kaplan, CFO of 99designs, a fast-growing on-demand marketplace for freelance graphic designers, shared how 99designs raised a round in an environment when VC funding dried up. David helped raise $45 million in financing.

SplashX is a short-and-sweet, three-hour evening program with two Keynote Splash Talks given by entrepreneurs from a particular area, in this case - the East Bay, as well as a panel of local VCs talking about the funding environment. Splash Talks are 20-minute TED-like talks about building, scaling and fundraising. TED Talks are "ideas worth spreading" whereas Splash Talks are "lessons worth learning. 

Thanks to our amazing top-tier SplashX Oakland sponsors: Avison YoungRoger Royse and Executive Inn and Suites. SplashX was brought to you by Vator, Inc. 

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