#GoFundYourself: Funding Bootcamp For Startups

#GoFundYourself: Funding Bootcamp For Startups

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:00 - 17:00
Added by: Marina Atarova | Type: Training | Price: Free
Tickets available: -1 (100 total)

Addressing, Presenting and Speaking to Angel Investors and VCs is and is not straightforward. We are organising a full day of workshops and presentations to introduce key concepts on raising capital. Whether you are raising through VCs or  angel investors, by the end of the day you'll have a better understanding of this process.

We will have a full day of sessions from 1pm to 5pm, run by angel investors, lawyers, VCs and other funding experts, focusing on getting tech founders "investment ready". 

The sessions will include: 

- Introduction to raising capital for early stage tech startups
- players, incl. mentors and lawyers
- process, incl. how much ro raise and materials
- How to identify and approach potential angel investors
- Presenting to angels and what they might be looking for
- Angels vs. VC
- Legal Issues and Traps
- Tax Credits for startups

Are you planning to fundraise soon? Join us to learn from the experts on how to get funded !


1pm: Investment Workshop for early Stage Tech Startups, by Marina Atarova
2pm: Maximisng Your Investment in R&D, by Paul Dowling
3pm: Law for Startups: Issues and Traps, by Guy Wilmot
4.30pm What VCs are looking for , by Pradeep Raman

Course Leaders:

Paul Dowling 

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Dreamstake. He is working with the 1,000 plus startups on the platform to obtain funding from VCs and angel investors. Before launching Dreamstake Paul was a Managing Consultant with Cap Gemini and was previously involved in Business Development for Racal and Lego. He has a total of 25 years experience of tech. Dreamstake is his third startup. He has an MBA from Kingston University and is a regular speaker at startup conferences.

Marina Atarova 

Marina is an entrepreneur and mentor with 5 Years experience of working with early stage tech companies having three main areas of expertise in marketing, strategy and equity investment. As a partner in several projects, Marina has been involved in running marketing campaigns and created a network of startup leaders around the globe. She runs a series of workshops for tech founders and is a mentor in big European startup conferences and accelerators. Marina also runs a tech angel investment club and helped to raise capital to several upcoming tech stars.

Pradeep Raman 

Pradeep was a venture investor for the past 5 years. Initially at Piton Capital investing in businesses with network effects and latterly at Forward Partners investing in ecommerce, marketplace and related software companies. He led several Seed to Series A investments and was a Non-Exec on the boards of MBA&Co, Lexoo and Spoke. Prior to venture, Pradeep founded four Internet companies and successfully exited two.He has just left Forward Partners to start Dwell (www.meetdwell.com) a digital mortgage company aimed at making mortgages a simple, fast and delightful process.He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Auckland and has an MBA from Cranfield University.

Guy Wilmot

Guy Wilmot (Partner – Russell Cooke LLP)has been a practicing lawyer for 10 years and specialises in advising entrepreneurs from start-up to exit.  Guy’s particular specialism’s include corporate affairs, commercial contracts and intellectual property with a particular focus on technology, e-commerce and IT.