Marketing & Fundraising – TechCrunch

by Joseph K. Clark

Regret — such a painful and unnecessary emotion, is it not? If you missed out on our April TC Early Stage Bootcamp, this is your chance to cast regret aside and secure your spot at TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising on July 8-9.

Jumping on the TC Early Stage bandwagon this well, early, offers a sweet benefit — you’ll save $100 bucks. But that early-bird savings disappear in less than two weeks. Don’t miss out. Buy your Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising ticket before April 30, at 11:59 p.m. (PT).


Let’s talk about the other benefits of attending TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising. This Bootcamp is all about helping founders learn, develop, and improve on the essential skills required to build a successful startup in their early innings.

You’ll hear from top-tier investors, seasoned founders, and respected subject-matter experts across the startup ecosystem. Topics range from fundraising and marketplace positioning to growth marketing and content development.

But it’s more than just listening — all the presentations are highly interactive. It’s a rare opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the folks who’ve been there, done that, and want to help you move forward.

We debuted TC Early Stage last year, and it was so well received that we doubled down in 2021. Here’s what Ashley Barrington, the founder of MarketPearl, told us about her experience.

“Early Stage 2020 was a great opportunity to hear seasoned startup founders talking about their experiences and how they dealt with many of the same challenges I faced then and am going through now. It’s like a mini-MBA session on early-stage companies.”

Here are just two high-profile speakers lined up to share their knowledge in July at TC Early Stage 2021. We’re adding new speakers every week, so keep checking back.

  • Mike Dubose, general partner at Greylock, will talk about the latest consumer and B2B technology growth trends.
  • Sarah Kunst, founding partner at Cleo Capital, will share best practices and solid advice on a topic everyone wants to hear — how to get ready to fundraise.

That’s just the tip of the TC Early Stage experience. Day one will be packed with presentations and break-out sessions, and day two…well, that’s a whole new realm of opportunity. That’s the day-long TC Early Stage Pitch-off. TechCrunch will select 10 standout startups to pitch to a panel of VC judges for invaluable feedback and prizes, too.

Curious? You can read about the April TC Early Stage Pitch-off right here — spoiler alert: Nalagenetics took first place.

We’ll open the application process (you have to apply to be considered) in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back if you want in on the pitch-off action.

TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising take place on July 8-9. Kick regret to the curb, save $100, and learn the best ways to build a strong foundation for your startup. Remember: buy your pass before prices go up on April 30, at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Early Stage 2021 – Marketing & Fundraising? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

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