Shoobx Drive 2019
Shoobx Drive

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Meet The Future of Fundraising

Shoobx Drive 2019 opened the startup fundraising black box and introduced a better way of raising capital. We shed light on each part of the fundraising journey – exploring what happens after the Term Sheet – increasing your savviness and preparing you to raise your next round.

Entrepreneurs working to create successful companies met founders, investors, and innovation leaders who have excelled on this journey, and heard their advice on how they can take charge of your fundraise and avoid some common pitfalls. 

The Best Preparation to Raise Capital

Hear why entrepreneurship veterans think that startup fundraising is on the verge of disruption. We’ll explore what the fundraising process means for founders and investors, the current hurdles and challenges, and what is wrong with the current way that we raise capital.

See what the future of startup fundraising looks like, as entrepreneurs and investors share their experience raising capital in a different way. They’ll discuss their motivations to change, the problems and pain points they faced, and how they used technology to find a better solution.

Meet the next generation of legal services for startups! Founders and lawyers will discuss how a client-attorney relationship powered by technology has changed their experiences. By showcasing its benefits, they’ll share what you should be looking for in your lawyers.

Connect with key investors from the Boston area that can help you identify common red flags when raising capital. They’ll share their opinions on the challenges caused by current practices, and the burden these practices place on founders, share insights on what factors can make or break a deal, and give you solid insights to help you prepare for a fundraise.

Hear founders of scaling companies talk about their path to growth. Get their advice on things to do right and mistakes to avoid, and learn what they wish they knew before they started running a growing company.

Get tactical and comprehensive advice and network with a high-value group of founders and investors that will prepare you to raise the next funding round for your startup. Learn solutions and strategies that will help you take control of your fundraising process and increase your chances of success.

Meet Our Speakers

John Andrews Shoobx Drive 2019

John Andrews
CEO, Celect

Michael Jabbawy
Partner, Morse

Lily Lyman Underscore VC Shoobx Drive

Lily Lyman
Principal, Underscore VC

John Murphy Shoobx Drive

John Murphy
Managing Partner, Hyperplane

Andy Elner Firefly Shoobx Drive

Andy Ellner
Co-founder and CEO, Firefly Health

Deb Kemper Shoobx Drive

Deb Kemper
General Partner, Golden Seeds

Katie Maxwell Shoobx Drive

Katherine Maxwell
Associate, Goodwin

William Sahlman Shoobx Drive

William Sahlman
Professor, Harvard Business School

Chip Hazard Shoobx Drive

Chip Hazard
General Partner, Flybridge

William Kowalski Shoobx Drive 2019

William Kowalski
Co-Founder and COO, Atomos

Rob McCall Shoobx Drive

Rob McCall
Associate, .406 Ventures

Nicole Stata Shoobx Drive

Nicole Stata
General Partner, Boston Seed

felda hardymon shoobx drive 2019

Felda Hardymon
Partner, Bessemer

Boris Lipchin Shoobx Drive 2019

Boris Lipchin
CEO and Co-Founder, Brio Systems

Shirley Mills Shoobx Drive

Shirley Mills
CFO, Firefly Health

Joe Theis Shoobx Drive

Joseph Theis
Partner, Goodwin

Meet Our Sponsors

Goodwin Shoobx Drive Sponsor
FRB Shoobx Drive Sponsor
District Hall Shoobx Drive Sponsor
Morse Shoobx Drive


How do I register?

Get your Summit Ticket here or request a Founder Pass here!

How much does it cost?

Early bird tickets are $95 and are on sale through September 12th. Standard tickets are $150.

What is a Founder Pass?

Is a free ticket for Shoobx Drive given upon request to startup founders. To request yours, fill out this form and we’ll confirm your pass in 2-3 business days. We have a limited amount of Founder Passes, so request yours sooner than later.

Can my Founder Pass request be denied?

The Founder Pass, as its name says, is for founders. If you are not a founder, please buy a regular ticket.

How do I get there?

Click here for detailed directions to District Hall.

What is Shoobx?

We’re glad you asked! Shoobx provides an all-in-one solution for managing your startup’s corporate activities by facilitating Equity Management, HR, Corporate Governance, Financings, and more in a single platform. Our workflows generate legal documents that automatically populate a secure data room, keeping your records organized and diligence-ready. Shoobx’s platform also allows easy and efficient collaboration with your company’s lawyer, stakeholders, and investors for every stage in your company’s journey. Want to learn more? Check out these videos or send us a note at

What time is the summit?

Registration starts at 12 pm and we’ll kick off the first session at 1 pm. The summit ends at 6 pm after we wrap up the happy hour.

Is there parking?

In short: Yes!

Bicycles: District Hall as a number of bike racks available for guest use by the Seaport Boulevard entrance. In addition, the building is located right next to the Seaport Square station on the Hubway bikeshare network.

Cars: There are a number of parking lots in the area:

1. Pilgrim Parking – One Marina Park Drive Garage
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210

2. LAZ Parking – Watermark Seaport
85 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

3. One Seaport Parking Garage – Entrance located on Sleeper Street across from the Envoy Hotel
1 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210