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Fundraising in the Covid Era with Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Principal at Canaan

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fundraising Blue Startups

Fundraising in the Covid Era with Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Principal at Canaan

Are venture capitalists still making investments in new startups and if so what can startup founders expect?

About this Event

Join us for a discussion with Canaan Principal Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka. Rayfe will discuss what has changed in the current fundraising environment. What can entrepreneurs expect from venture capitalists today given the shifting social and economic landscape?

With engineering roots, Rayfe brings technical knowledge to Canaan, focusing on deep tech investments including AI / ML, IoT, Space and Robotics, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Rayfe previously worked as a Senior Associate on Cloud and IoT projects at Keystone Strategy. Prior to that, he was a ML engineer for Wolverine Trading and ASIC designer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Rayfe earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Origins: Grew up in the pineapple fields of Mililani, HI

Talent: Eating a lot (SERIOUSLY, A LOT)

Family: Always comes first

Dream Job: Professional surfer

School Days: Graduated USC in 3 years (Rank #1 in EE dept.), NCAA champion