Video: LeadGenius Anand Kulkarnis' fundraising lessons

Mitos Suson · November 9, 2016 · Short URL:

Founder & President of LeadGenius shares his Splash Talk at SplashX

At our inaugural SplashX event last July 28, 2016, VC Panel Anand Kulkarni, Founder, President, & Chief Scientist of LeadGenius, which just raised $10 million in a new round of financing, bringing its total funds raised to $20 million. Lead Genius is a fast-growing Berkeley-based startup that's using a combination of human researchers and automated data collection to help salespeople find the relevant decision makers within companies. LeadGenius talks about how to land financing in this environment, and how to have a social impact. 

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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LeadGenius, based in Berkeley, CA, is a marketing and sales platform that enables B2B companies to better engage with their ideal accounts, accelerate the buying cycle, and increase revenue.

LeadGenius is powered by best-in-class B2B data which is continually refined through a unique combination of machine learning technology and skilled human researchers. LeadGenius’ customers range from Fortune 500 companies such as Google and eBay, to rapidly-growing companies such as Weebly.

Founded in 2011 by three U.C. Berkeley graduate students (Anand Kulkarni, Dave Rolnitzky, and Prayag Narula), LeadGenius is a fast-growing SaaS company with the heart of a social enterprise and a mission to provide meaningful opportunities to underemployed individuals with digital skills anywhere in the world.  LeadGenius is a charter member and signer of the Good Work Code.


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Anand Kulkarni is president and cofounder of LeadGenius.