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Private investors account for over £1bn of annual investment into the UK’s early stage and growth companies – the single biggest source of investment, delivered by an increasingly diverse, professional and international range of individuals. These individuals increasingly coordinate through their own networks, often focused on a specific range of opportunities.
To attract and retain the right source of Angel Investment, business owners must match the demands and expectations of this source of finance. It’s a challenge that requires a skilled, professional approach.
This Informed Funding Seminar will give you the opportunity to better understand how to find, close and retain Angel Finance. It consists of a morning of 1:1 Finance and Funding Strategy consultations, an afternoon of workshops delivered in small groups, followed by an evening of informed discussion and networking. A chance to meet a range of experienced Angel Investors and Specialists. Wine and Canapes will be available in the evening.
Finance and Funding Strategy Consultations - 9:30am to 1:30pm*
A 1:1 consultation can help you through the finance maze. provide the type of independent, experienced and trusted, guidance on financial challenges that is so hard to find or too expensive to consider.
*Open to Workspace customers and Club Workspace members only
The Workshop Sessions - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
The Workshop Sessions are free to Workspace customers and Club Workspace Members.
Non-Workspace customers may access the Workshops Sessions for £75+VAT
Managed within small private groups, learn from leading organisers of Angel Finance and Financial Experts, listen to the experience of others, test out your own ideas and get input on how best to find and/or retain private investment. You can expect to come away with an initial action plan and a series of follow up steps, covering:
- Testing readiness for Investment.
- Identifying Angels and making the right approaches.
- Securing finance – valuation, terms, dilution, negotiation.
- Getting the mix of Angel finance and other finance right.
- Working with your Angel Investors – shareholder agreements, managing expectations, information flow and more.
- Subsequent funding rounds and fluctuating valuation.
- Dealing with missed expectations.
There will be short break out sessions during which refreshments will be available. We hope that all Workshop delegates will take the opportunity to join the Evening Seminar.
The Evening Seminar - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Evening Seminar is free to access for all. Please register your interest in attending. Priority will be given to Business Owners or those part of a Senior Leadership team.
Join us for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking with Private Investors (Angels), Finance and Legal specialists and (most importantly) many other New and Growing Businesses.
Toni Horn, MBJ’s Co-Founder and COO is currently pioneering a new product, WaaS (Website as a Service) at MBJ. In the past, he has worked at companies such as Bentley Motors and EF Education First, where he held positions in research and development, logistics, marketing and finance. At MBJ it’s their mission to help businesses go digital. They are an affordable, end-to-end website as a service (WaaS) company that designs, builds, and manages a business’s website and their powerful online voice. Faster. For less.
David Awad-Clark is the company’s Legal & Finance Director. Prior to joining the management team in 2013, Dave worked as a commercial IT & IP lawyer with an international law firm and spent a short stint with the legal team at Amazon.co.uk. Dave manages the Finance, HR and Legal functions of the business giving Alex free rein with Product, Process and IT. Jewellerybox Ltd is an online retailer of fine jewellery, the company was founded by entrepreneur Alex McMillan in 2008. Currently in a fast-growth stage, annual revenue has almost quadrupled to £2.1m from £565k 4 years ago.
Evening Seminar Timetable:
- 5:30pm to 6:00pm (Networking Drinks and Canapes)
- 6:00pm to 6:45pm (Chaired Q&A discussion with recently funded businesses and leading Angel Investors)
- 6:45pm to 7:30pm (Networking Drinks and Canapes Until End)