Many first time founders set out to raise capital - whether from friends and family or angel investors and seed stage VCS - unprepared. Allie Burns from Village Capital shares the keys to getting yourself and your business investor ready. As CEO of Village Capital, Allie is responsible for overseeing her team of “rabble rousers” who are dedicated to creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs who have been traditionally overlooked by early stage investors. Prior to joining Village Capital, Allie spent seven years working directly with technology pioneers Steve and Jean Case, supporting their work in venture capital, philanthropy and impact investing. As a senior executive at the Case Foundation, Allie was responsible for oversight of the organization’s communications, marketing and partnerships functions.