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Tuesday, Feb 27

How I raised $5MM Series A in 2022 for my 1st venture | How I got into YC & Strategies for fundraising

Hosted By

Andre H.

MIT Student Body President | Senior in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics

When and where

Date & Time

Tue, February 27, 2024
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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About this event


30 minutes

I will interview Ernesto Reza-Garduno about raising $5,000,000 for his Series A round in 2022. We will also discuss how he got into YC and strategies pertaining to capital raising.


I will go in-depth into his experience co-founding and scaling two startups.


Best practices he implemented to get accepted to YC.


How he successfully raised millions for both of his ventures.


We will have a Q&A after the discussion.


Brief background on Ernesto:


Ernesto is the Founder and Board Member of Mayan since November 2022, after serving as the Founder and CEO from September 2020 to November 2022.


From January 2019 to June 2020, Ernesto held the position of Head of Product at, and from August 2018 to January 2019, they were the Founding Brand Manager. Before that, they worked as an Innovation Consultant at Catalyst from August 2017 to August 2018.


Ernesto graduated from MIT in 2013 with a Mechanical Engineering degree with an Entrepreneurship concentration. Ernesto is a YC alum.


A little background on me: I am a senior at MIT, graduating this May with two bachelor degrees (S.B. in Chemical Engineering, S.B. in General Mathematics). I have completed internships with BlackRock and D. E. Shaw and am currently the Student Body President of the MIT Undergraduate Association.

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