Fundraising for Startups

February 7, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Science and Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA

Speaker Slides

Fundraising for Startups

Jeff Stoler, Angel Investor and Corporate Lawyer. Founder, SideCar Angels; Ryan Myers PhD, President and CEO, CranioSense; Vicki Anastasi, Angel Investor, Boston Harbor Angels, Keiretsu Forum

A recording of this webinar is available for ENET members only at Learn how to become a member here!



Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at Lasell University, Newton, MA or online via Zoom.

One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early-stage entrepreneurial company is developing your fundraising strategy and finding the right investment partners.

Join us Feb 7th to hear from an expert panel of Angel, VC investors and CEOs raising funds.

This panel will focus on the nature of early-stage investments to plan for initial investment in your company.  The panelists will offer candid views and discussion on how to prepare a company for raising angel capital or seed stage investment, the raise itself, and how to work with angel, VC investor groups after getting the investment.

In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):

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LOCATION: Science and Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA, Room 210B. (google map: The address is 1844 Commonwealth Ave., but the entrance to the parking lot is on Central Street. Setting your GPS to 11 Central Street, Auburndale should help.

PARKING: Free parking is available. After arriving at the parking lot, take the steps on the right side of the brick building with large windows in front of you. At the top of the steps, you’ll see Donahue Plaza. Enter the building and walk straight. You should see our check-in table.

REFRESHMENTS: Pizza and sandwiches will be served.



Online Participation:
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.

COST AND RESERVATIONS: This event is free for ENET members and $10 for non-members. Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.

Event Schedule

February 7, 2023
6:00 pm ET
In-person registration and networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.
Stoler Jeff

Jeff Stoler

Angel Investor and Corporate Lawyer. Founder, SideCar Angels

Jeff has been an active angel investor since the 1980s. He has made more than 100 investments over the years.

Jeff currently participates in all the major Boston angel groups, including Side Car Angels which he founded and co-manages.

Cohen Bruce

Bruce Cohen

Venture Partner, Xeraya Capital. CEO, Anergent Pharmaceuticals

Bruce Cohen is a Venture Partner with Xeraya Capital and CEO of Anergent. Pharmaceuticals. He was the founding President and CEO of Acacia Biosciences, Cellerant Therapeutics and VitaPath Genetics. He also served as CFO at GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals.

Previously, Bruce held senior positions in business development and marketing at Sequus Pharmaceuticals and at Baxter. As an independent consultant, Bruce has taken on interim management roles in public and private biotech companies, focusing on merger transactions and restructurings. He began his health care career managing federally funded programs to bring medical services to underserved populations and as a member of the founding team at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Bruce holds a BA and an MA from Tufts University, as well as an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Meyers Ryan

Ryan Myers

PhD, President and CEO, CranioSense

Ryan Myers, PhD, has nearly 15 years of experience bringing revolutionary life science technology from concept to reality with a strong record in medical devices that leverage a neurophysiology and neuroscience foundation.

Prior to joining CranioSense, Ryan was the VP of Product Strategy and Corporate Development at Vivonics, where he was awarded nearly $10 Million in non-dilutive government contracts as Principal Investigator within four years, managed the recruitment of over $20 Million of the same, and grew annual revenue from $2.5 Million to nearly $5 Million in under 2 years. Ryan is currently the CEO of CranioSense, a clinical stage, medical device startup poised to deliver the ‘holy grail of neurology’, a non-invasive means of assessing and monitoring intracranial hypertension.

Anastasi Vicki

Vicki Anastasi

Angel Investor, Boston Harbor Angels, Keiretsu Forum

Vicki Anastasi is an active Angel investor with Boston Harbor Angels and Keiretsu Forum. She is also a startup strategic advisor with over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, with over 20 years specifically focused on global medical device and diagnostic strategic consulting.

Vicki has held senior management roles for medical device and therapeutic companies focused in orthopedics, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and combination products. In diagnostics, she held senior positions at companies involved in the development of infectious disease and genetic-based products including companion diagnostics and precision medicine.

Moderator & Organizers


Kristin King

MBA. Angel Investor, BHA. VP M&A, Defibtech Nihon Kohden.

Kristin is an accomplished MedTech executive, serial intrapreneur, investor and strategic advisor to startups developing biotech solutions. With over 20 years spanning technical, marketing, and proud member of Boston Harbor Angels, she offers multi-discipline expertise transforming technologies from early concept to successful global divisions at leading Medical Device companies and startups.

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