#110 How to raise money with international investors with Raffaele Terrone, Co-Founder Scalapay & Carlotta Siniscalchi, Partner at Emergence Capital (Masterclass Edition)
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Fundraising is an incredibly complex and nuanced topic to cover - but we have invited two great guests to try to untangle it from an investor and founder’s viewpoint. Here with us are: Carlotta Siniscalco, a Partner at Emergence Capital based in San Francisco.
Emergence Capital is known for investing in early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies, they invested in companies like Zoom, Box, and Salesforce and Carlotta is the first female Partner in the firm’s 18-year history.
At Emergence, Carlotta invests in early stage enterprise software and fintech companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of Whistic, High Alpha, and Federato, and is a Board Observer at Talent Hack and Oyster. She is passionate about helping immigrants and other underrepresented founders build iconic technology companies. She is also a fierce advocate for women in the Venture Capital industry.
Raffaele Terrone, an Italian entrepreneur and co-founder of Scalapay, a successful buy-now-pay later fintech company. Raffaele served as CFO of Scalapay from its founding in 2019 to August 2022, over his tenure Scalapay became a global success with 200+ employees, over $600 million raised from investors like Tencent, Willoughby Capital Holdings, Tiger Global Management and Fasanara Capital — and having achieved unicorn status ($1 billion+ valuation). Raffaele is a mentor and advisor to several startups in the fintech and e-commerce industries, helping them to navigate the challenges of scaling and fundraising.
Both Carlotta and Raffaele bring an incredible baggage of experience having led investments in successful global startups and having raised capital from some of the world’s leading VC firms.
Both of them also share a similar perspective: they are both Italian but Carlotta is an American VC investor and Raffaelle primarily raised capital from international investors. So that will be our focus.
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