How To Create Projections When You Have No Revenues – Really!

Workshop: How To Create Projections When You Have No Revenue

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Location: 34 Chambers Street, Room 115
Speaker: Dianna Raedle ’84

Your potential investors want to see your revenue projections. There’s a problem: you’re a startup and have no revenue on which to base projections. What do you do? Believable revenue projections are a must in order to win the trust of potential investors and create a basis for your strategic growth.

For this workshop, come prepared to make a short presentation (1 to 3 mins) on your business plan and to participate in an interactive discussion. If you don’t have one, attend anyway and learn the essentials of creating realistic and sound revenue projections for your successful enterprise. Think like an investor!

This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs. Lunch will be served and registration is required.


Speaker Bio

Dianna Raedle is responsible for advisory, business development, and investments activities at Deer Isle Group, and has over 20 years of experience in both public and private markets across the capital structure. Since founding Deer Isle, Dianna has raised approximately $5 billion in assets including $100mm in seed capital from OPIC for an Africa focused private capital fund.

Prior to founding Deer Isle Group, Dianna co-founded Millennium Americas where she was a member of the Investment Committee and was on the investment team. Millennium Americas was an advisor to Millennium Global Investments Ltd., a ~$12 billion London based investment management company for the Millennium Global Special Situations Americas Fund (MGSS). Prior to Millennium Americas, Dianna had extensive experience creating highly structured transactions at ABN AMRO, and SBC Warburg Inc., where she was a Director and at Credit Suisse First Boston (London and Switzerland), where she was a Vice President.

Dianna is on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Business School Club of New York and is Board Emeritus for the Harvard Business School Club of New York Community Partners program. In addition, she is a mentor for the Princeton University Keller Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship. She is also a 2011 winner of the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Dianna has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Princeton University. She has Series 3, 7, 24, 63, 99 and 79 Registrations.


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