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Jeff Canin - Investor-in-Residence


Startup Investing 101

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Tuesday, November 14

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Jeff Canin

Investor-in-Residence at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Canin Associates; Co-Manager of the E8 Venture Fund

Identifying funding sources and raising startup financing is one of the most significant challenges for technology entrepreneurs, particularly for first-time founders commercializing university technologies. Jeff will provide a high-level overview of key elements in fundraising, including: funding sources; funding structures and key investment terms; what constitutes a good investor pitch and summary business plan; and exit strategies.

Lunch will be served. Jeff will hold office hours from 1-5 pm, please request your spot when you RSVP here.

More about Jeff

Jeff Canin has a long career in financial services and venture capital. His current efforts are focused on providing advisory services to early-stage companies and university technology commercialization spinouts. He is a member of the Board of Directors at E8, a cleantech- oriented angel investment group, and a co-manager of E8’s venture fund. Jeff has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. Jeff was a general partner of Efund LLC, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage software and telecom investments, and previously worked for US Venture Partners, one of the largest California-based venture capital firms. Before moving to Seattle in 1995, Mr. Canin was a Senior Technology Analyst with Salomon Brothers, Inc. and Hambrecht & Quist. Previously, he served as a Marketing Representative with IBM’s National Accounts Division. Jeff Canin has an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of California at Berkeley, CA and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Economics from Brown University.


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