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Ash Rust: Your First Customers & Your First Investors

Talk Title 

Your First Customers & Your First Investors


Ash Rust

Event Summary

This online talk will explore the process of starting a business from your ideas and research. We will look at how to verify your idea solves a problem for customers, how to get your first version live and the fundraising process.

Speaker Bio

Ash is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the Managing Partner of Sterling Road, a venture fund focused on pre-seed stage B2B companies. He was an advisor to Bullpen Capital and previously worked at Trinity Ventures. Ash has mentored hundreds of startups through accelerator programs including Y-Combinator, Techstars, Alchemist, and universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford. Before investing, Ash was Cofounder and CEO of SendHub (acquired: Cameo Global, Y-Combinator W12) and Director of Ranking at Klout (acquired: Lithium). Ash earned a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford, served as an Officer in the British Army, and currently resides in San Francisco.


Time: 17.30 – 18.30 (BST)
Date: Thursday 29 June
Location: Zoom Online Event (Registration Required)

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