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Aidan Jobe Sea

Professional Experience

Aidan is currently working to make early-stage finance work better for investors and entrepreneurs with Funders Capital.

Funders Capital, INC.

CEO, May 2014 - present

Funders Capital is transforming startup investing from a niche into an asset class with better tools for funding and getting funded. Our investment process combines the simplicity of online equity crowdfunding with the best practices learned from decades of Silicon Valley venture capital.

  • Founded company and advanced a great idea into a great business.

  • Every day I help make entrepreneurship easier and early-stage investing work better.

Venture Capital (Private Equity) Roundtable

Venture Outreach Manager, Dec 2013 - Nov 2014

  • Fostered relationships with key venture and private equity professionals to engage them in VC-PERT initiatives such as ReachingOut! and the Venture Capital Academy (VCA).

  • Wrote Program Primer extensively reviewing terms and concepts in venture capital investing.

  • Formulated exercises and case studies illustrating specific ideas and techniques from venture capital.

Boston Entrepreneurship

Assistant Coordinator, Feb 2012 - June 2013

  • Planned and hosted monthly speaker series featuring Boston-based entrepreneurs dicussing either their success or failure.

NextPartners A/S, Financial Advisory

Analyst, 2011 - Nov 2012

  • Developed the service and business model for Denmark's first multi-family office.

  • Built financial models for investment projects within Denmark.

Internet Securities Investment Bank

Investment Banking Associate, 2008 - 2009

Investment bank specialized in serving small to midsized technology and telecommunications companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco bay area.

  • Located investors, conducted market research and built financial models, allowing two small-cap M&A transactions to proceed during the recession.

  • Earned NASD Series 7 and 66 lincenses

Summer Intern, Assistant to CEO, summers 2006, 2007

  • Influenced high level executives to participate as speakers and panelists during short quarterly conferences showcasing our client's industries.

  • Presented own research on potential acquirers to clients alongside CEO.

Data Analysis Intern, 2005

Sand Hill Econometrics, venture capital market index, Palo Alto CA

  • Researched and reported on financial situation of venture funded companies for the S.H.E. Venture Index.

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