Informed Funding – Seminar One – Raising Equity for your Growth Business – 12th Nov – 9:15am

Developing-a-smart-growth-strategy-2Despite the Pandemic, Venture Capital investment has remained strong – and the UK remains a great place for Angel investors, with attractive Tax incentives and a strong start up economy. There remains a lot of cash seeking a positive return, something unlikely to change when the outlook for interest rates remain so low.

The nature of the early stage investment market has shifted, however. Some market segments are a difficult “pitch” at this time, whereas others are “hot” – and that includes businesses that might gain from the constant steer towards digital and virtual solutions.

Why attend?
Attendees will get insight and guidance in numerous areas.
● Understanding of the wider investment market
● What investors in early stage companies are currently looking for
● How to build an investment ready business
● What makes for a successful investor pitch
● Creating a fundraising plan – agreeing some next steps.

Register for this Seminar for free: Register Here

The Panel

Webinar Host Chris Dines, CEO of Informed Funding
Chris Dines has a long career as an entrepreneur and thought leader in the areas of business intelligence, technology and growth company finance. An economics graduate, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and managed a successful corporate finance team at PwC.

As CEO, he built leading Tech Research business, Ovum, achieving an IPO on the London Market and subsequent sale (now part of Informa Group). He has built, from scratch, Knowledge Peers and Informed Funding, with both organisations focused on P2P knowledge sharing in the UK SME sector. He is on the Boards of leading PropTech business Key Agent and leading PR business, William Murray Communications.

Malcolm Holloway, Director of the EFM Network
Malcolm provides hands on, on-site business advisory support, through his professional and practical experience, gained through many years of business leadership, advisory practice and financial management. He is also a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, with over thirty years’ experience in general practice and management roles with medium sized accountancy firms and SME’s.

Malcolm has spent the last 15 years running his own business, advising SME’s and high growth start-ups. He currently sits on the board of a number of Venture Capital backed high growth technology businesses’, and acts as a finance director for a regional Venture Capital Firm, where he assists in investment decisions. Malcolm has a wealth of experience in operating companies. He started, bought and sold his own businesses as well as assisting client companies in raising funds and realising value on exit.


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