How to Raise Venture Capital – Elicia McDonald from AirTree Ventures

If you’re a startup founder and want to understand how to raise venture capital – then look no further.

In this video, recorded at Morning Startup, Elicia McDonald from Airtree ventures discusses the ins-and-outs of dealing with venture capitalists, what they look for, and what to do in your first meeting to make sure everything goes well.

AirTree Ventures is the largest Venture Capital fund in Australia, sitting at $250 million. They’ve backed companies like Canva, 90 Seconds, Elevio, and DesignCrowd, and they’re currently looking for the next generation of promising, young, fast growing businesses.

Here’s Elicia with all the juicy details. Good luck!

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AirTree Ventures currently holds the title of Australia’s largest Venture Capital fund at $250 million.

Having already backed companies such as Canva, 90 Seconds, Elevio, and DesignCrowd, AirTree are travelling around Australia looking for the next generation of promising, young, fast growing businesses.

Join Elicia McDonald, from AirTree Ventures, on Wednesday, April 5th for a deep dive on all things VC; from navigating the ins and outs of the funding process, to what AirTree Ventures looks for in a partner, and how to know if you are getting those first meetings right.

AirTree are investing at all stages, so whether you are looking to raise seed capital, series A, series B or beyond, then come down and hear how AirTree can help your business succeed, not only with a cheque, but with their wealth of experience and connections.

About Elicia McDonald

Elicia joined AirTree Ventures as an Investment Associate in October 2016. Prior to AirTree Elicia was the Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn, Managing LinkedIn’s relationship with 25 enterprise accounts. Elicia spent 3 years at Credit Suisse from 2009 – 2012. During her time at Credit Suisse she worked as an investment Banking Analyst in the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) and Financial Sponsors coverage teams. Elicia launched a A$14.9m placement to institutional investors and shareholders for data centre and telco services provider Vocus Communications.

Elicia has also spent time working for an Australian Start up – GoFundraise managing over 150 of their customers helping to increase sales.

Elicia holds Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from University of Sydney.