Funding Your Startup
Part of the Entrepreneurial Women Series sponsored by Foley Hoag and mosiacHUB
Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600
March 11, 2014 6:00PM–8:00PM
From Boot Straps to Big Bucks: Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Know-How
Bootstrapping a start-up and building it into a multi-million dollar company is a woman’s game.
Join Foley Hoag, in partnership with mosaicHUB, for the kickoff of the Women in Entrepreneurship Series focused on helping women launch start-up companies. The series begins on March 11 with a panel discussion and networking event, “Funding Your Startup,” featuring three of Boston’s top female entrepreneurs. They will describe how they turned small resources and big desire into successful companies in healthcare, technology, professional and financial services.
The program includes a question-and-answer session and networking time with speakers, advisors and fellow entrepreneurs before and after the panel.
- Meredith Haviland, partner, Foley Hoag
Meredith Haviland’s corporate practice focuses on emerging companies, investors and investment advisers. She represents investors in venture capital transactions, including initial and follow-on rounds. On the company side, she counsels start-up companies on securing venture capital financing, as well as advising them on formation and general corporate matters. Haviland also advises registered investment advisers and private fund managers on various matters of regulatory compliance and assists with the formation of both onshore and offshore hedge, venture capital and private equity funds.
- Mary-Alice Miller, founder of business-to-business marketplace mosaicHUB
Mary-Alice Miller founded mosaicHUB after spending over a decade advising businesses, from startups to public companies. Prior to mosaicHUB, she worked with General Catalyst, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm, where she helped manage their seed, venture and growth investments. Before General Catalyst, Miller was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Fidelity Investments working closely with the business development team on strategic ventures. She started her career at the law firm of Ropes & Gray, focusing on leveraged buyouts and venture capital transactions. Miller was named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2012 40 Under 40 and one of Mass High Tech’s 2013 20 Women to Watch.
- Dr. Catherine Havasi, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Luminoso
Dr. Catherine Havasi has been researching language and learning for nearly fifteen years. In addition to being CEO of Luminoso, she is a research scientist in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics at the MIT Media Lab. She co-founded the Open Mind Common Sense project, which uses information about the world to understand natural language text and make computers easier to use.
- Sarah Biller, president of investment analytics platform company Capital Market Exchange
Sarah Biller has spent much of her career building networks of executives, enabling them to address common challenges and improve their performance. Prior to Capital Market Exchange, she worked for Fidelity Investments and held responsibility for the analytic process to renew the firm’s major contracts with the fund’s Board of Trustees. Biller has also been a Principal in the launch of several successful start-ups, including Cambridge Healthtech Advisors, and worked on MCI’s corporate ventures and analysis team. She held multiple roles at the Corporate Executive Board, launching and leading best practices research programs for corporate finance and treasury executives at Fortune 500 companies.
- Click here for a round-up from the Women in Entrepreneurship Series kickoff (.pdf)