Raising Money for your Startup

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Raising money is straightforward but not easy. In this session, Adam will demystify the process on how to raise money for a startup, especially for first-time entrepreneurs.

Description

Raising money is straightforward but not easy. In this session, Adam will demystify the process on how to raise money for a startup, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. He will draw from his own experience going from a developer to becoming a startup CEO and recently, transitioning into an a sales and marketing executive for an early stage opensource networking software company.

Adam has helped quite a few entrepreneurs go from nothing to a funded company. This is a session for any developer aspiring to becoming startup founder.

Tags

#opensource #openstack #sdn #network virtualization #midokura #midonet

Speaking experience

Adam is a frequent speaker at OpenStack Summit and Cloud and DevOps conferences like Gluecon, Cloud Expos.

Speaker

  • Adam Johnson

    Midokura

    Biography

    VP Business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales)
    Based out of San Francisco, Adam Johnson is a founding member at Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions.
    Adam has been advising and working with a number of startups over the last 8 years. In addition to his experience with early stage startups, Adam has also worked extensively in Fortune 250, Healthcare, and Education.

    Adam Johnson has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.