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When building a new company the hardest parts can be gaining market traction, raising funds, and building relationships with investors.  

On Tuesday October 13th, Spark Labs will be joined bySeedcamp, the London based first round fund investing in startups up to seed stage, to host a panel looking at the common hurdles experienced by startups when raising funds in Europe or in the US. 

Our guest speakers include Venture Capitalist, Spencer Lazarfrom General Catalyst, along with entrepreneurs Ilan Abehassera from Insensi & Jonathan Benhamou fromPeopleDoc as they give a CEO and VC perspective, outlining the main funding process differences between the US & Europe markets. 

The event is sponsored by leading US-based global law firm, Fried Frank.


Event details:

18:30: events starts

19:00: panel starts with Spencer Lazar @ General Catalyst + Ilan Abehassera @ Insensi + Jonathan Benhamou @ PeopleDoc and Seedcamp to moderate

19:45: networking & drinks

21:00: cocktail ends

About Seedcamp:

Seedcamp is a Founder’s First Round Fund. We invest smart capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups, providing up to €200k and a lifelong platform of Learning, Network and Capital to support the most ambitious Founders. Established in 2007, Seedcamp has invested in almost 200 companies from around the world. For more information go to www.seedcamp.com

About Spencer Lazar:

Spencer Lazar is Principal of General Catalyst provide the ongoing momentum that accelerates your ideas, your career, and your company toward standout success. We create the ideal conditions for growth, surround you with the right people, and offer mentorship based on deep experience. We work with you side by side, for the whole journey. And when it really counts, we’ll challenge you in ways that help you achieve true leadership and scale

About Ilan Abehassera:

Ilan Abehassera is the Founder & CEO of Insensi, an innovative hardware + software solution that aims to be "Bringing Families Closer".  You will discover more about it during the meetup!

About Jonathan Benhamou:

Jonathan Benhamou is the the co-founder and CEO for Novapost and its U.S. subsidiary, PeopleDoc. In a few exciting years,Novapost has become a respected brand in Europe and a model for global entrepreneurial success. As we rapidly continue to grow the company, I maintain gratitude to our forward thinking customers and talented staff who continue to work together to pioneer industry-changing HR best practices. 

About Fried Frank:

Fried Frank is the global law firm focusing on providing UK and other European-based early-stage and growth-stage tech companies with US legal advice, practical business guidance, and targeted introductions in connection with US expansion, US VC investment, and US commercial partnerships. 

About Spark Labs: 

SPARK LABS is the coworking collaborative ecosystem supporting the creation & expansion of tech & media companies in NYC.