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

Mitos Suson · November 7, 2016 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/480d

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

 

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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Editor's Note: Our annual Post Seed conference is around the corner on Dec. 1 at The Village in San Francisco. Speakers include Chamath Palihapitiya (Founder & CEO, Social Capital LP) and Jeff Lawson (Founder, CEO & Chairman,Twilio) and many more. Join us! REGISTER HERE.

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99designs is the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, connecting passionate designers with customers who need quality graphic design services.  99designs has facilitated 500,000+ crowdsourced design contests for small businesses, startups, agencies, non-profits and other organizations, and has paid out $150 million to our community of 1,000,000+ graphic designers around the world. Customers and designers can access localized versions of 99designs in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese.

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