Early Stage Life Science Investors and Companies Pivot to Digital

7 May

By Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation; Creator of RESI Conference Series

Over the past 8 years, LSN has created a global early stage funding superstructure that has helped over 500 companies raise over $500M. Not a week goes by that a startup CEO doesn’t reach out to thank us for putting this partnering ecosystem together – it may not be perfect, but it works!  RESI is a great tool for those who are not connected to the “gods of Mt. Olympus” who can make “that” magical phone call to wire you into a top highfalutin VC in your space.

Over the years, RESI has coalesced a group of 2000+ early stage global investors, of which 400-600 attend 3 or more RESI events a year. These investors make an effort to attend RESI as regular part of their sourcing and vetting process, and as a reliable source of quality deal flow. For these investors, if they are a fit and you didn’t have a chance to speak with them at one RESI, they will be back. Or, if you are too early for them, meet at a future RESI once you’ve hit that next milestone, maintaining your relationship.

With the recent paradigm shift to all-digital conferences, there is an opportunity for companies to meet not only with investors who regularly attend RESI, but also a new group of investors that are taking advantage of the convenience of virtual partnering. Here are some metrics: at the first Digital March RESI event there were over 250 investors registered and at the second Digital RESI in April we had over 300 investors. Drum roll please, the up and coming three day RESI June event, already has in excess of 300 investors (expecting 400+) and of that 300, a whopping 125 new investors are signed up to Digital RESI June. This translates to more opportunity and proves that Digital RESI is working and investors are eager to continue sourcing new deal flow, despite the current restrictions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your fundraising efforts – remember that fundraising is a numbers game, and that you need to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way!

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