The ventureLAB podcast is back! In this episode we hear from Janet Bannister and learn how to talk to a VC. We also hear from entrepreneur Nunzio Presta about his company, BizOn, an online marketplace to buy and sell businesses and franchises. To attend upcoming events, apply to work with ventureLAB here.

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Last week ventureLAB had the opportunity to host ventureLAB Board Member and General Partner at Real Ventures, Janet Bannister, for an intimate event to highlight key areas that companies should be prepared for when seeking investment from VCs.

Janet Bannister, General Partner, Real Ventures, discusses Series A funding. Janet is sitting in an orange armchair at the front of the room (the right side of the frame) with Melissa Chee, COO of ventureLAB. In the left side of the frame is an audience listening to the talk. How to Talk to a VC.

Janet is also the founder of Kijiji Canada and dedicates her time to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses to reach their full potential. In this conversation lead by ventureLAB Chief Operating Officer Melissa Chee, we hear about Janet’s tips on How to Talk to a VC, what to look for in a deal when you’re looking for seed funding and how to spread out and structure the dilution of your company for series A and B funding.

Janet answered several questions during the audience Q&A including a question from ventureLAB company Peytec.

Janet Bannister, General Partner, Real Ventures, answers a question from Peyman Moeni from Peytec about investment. Janet is sitting in an orange armchair at the front of the room (the right side of the frame) with Melissa Chee, COO of ventureLAB. In the left side of the frame is an audience listening to the talk. How to Talk to a VC.

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You can listen to this talk as a podcast, or check out the video on YouTube.