We started Afore Capital to focus on first principles. Give companies small amounts of capital, which we called Pre-Seed, to get to product-market fit, before they are ready to scale.
The objective of this summit is to bring together key players in the early stage ecosystem—founders, VCs and LPs— to discuss the shifting funding landscape and share with founders the best practices to take a company from pre-seed all the way to growth stage and beyond.
We're excited to host speakers Katrina Lake (Founder & CEO, Stitch Fix), Max Levchin (Co-founder & CEO, Affirm; Co-founder & CTO, PayPal), Ruth Zukerman (Co-founder, Flywheel; Co-founder, Soulcycle), and Midas List investors from Forerunner Ventures, Founder Collective, Lightspeed, Kleiner Perkins, and more.
This year, the Summit doubles as the capstone event celebrating Afore's Zero-to-1 program for 140 founders. These teams are spending six weeks - starting September 8 (all free & virtual to founders) - diving into product development, customer acquisition, hiring, fundraising, and the founder emotional journey, and will celebrate their accomplishments with fundraising video pitches, unveiled and viewable at the Summit! We couldn't think of a better way to showcase the Pre-Seed journey.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Frank Rimerman + Co., First Republic Bank and Gunderson Dettmer, for supporting this pre-seed summit!