#GoFundYourself - Investment Workshop For Startups

#GoFundYourself - Investment Workshop For Startups

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:00 - 17:00
Added by: Marina Atarova | Type: Training | Price: Free
Tickets available: 52 (100 total)

DREAMSTAKE ACADEMY is an education and mentorship program that provides ‘wantrepreneurs’ and early-stage startup teams with the knowledge, insights, tools and support to refine their ideas, develop a business model, set-up their business, take it to market, and create the foundations and conditions to scale for sustainable growth.

Go Fund Yourself - Investment Workshop For Startups

Course Overview:

Addressing, Presenting and Speaking to Angel Investors and VCs is and is not straightforward. This workshop will demystify key concepts on raising capital and help you to get started. Whether you are raising through VCs or  angel investors, by the end of the workshop you'll have a better idea of how to go about this process.

We shall be addressing a number of issues:

- The pros and cons of raising funds from angels vs funds
- How to identify and approach potential investors
- The value of accelerators as a source of capital and leverage
- The emerging role of online crowd-funding platforms
- Presenting to Investors and what they might be looking for

Workshop Plan: 

The Players:

- entrepreneur
- venture capitalist
- angel investor/syndicate
- lawyer
- mentor/advisor

The Process:

- how much to raise
- fund raising materials/ due diligence
- finding the right sourse : angel vs VC

Closing the deal:

- negotiation tactics
- do's and donts
- legal things to know

Course Leaders:

Paul Dowling Dreamstake

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Dreamstake, Europe’s leading funding platform for tech startups. 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 Dreamstake

Marina has been in the London Startup scene for several years and has a strong knowledge of early stage startup funding. She is the co-founder of Dreamstake and Hoxtech Angels and a regular presenter at Google Campus where she has been running Dreamstake Academy and funding events for startups. Prior to Dreamstake Marina was involved in online marketing for several companies incl. startups and big corporates.


Greg Bakos
sounds really interesting
1093 days ago
Khalid Sharif
Look forward to attending
1720 days ago