Building your Board - The Benefits of an Experienced Advisory Board

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Building a Board – The secret ingredient of successful start-ups!

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Are you struggling to scale up or get to the right customers? Have you got a great product but find it hard to get the word out about it? Have you just wasted critical resource going down a blind alley? Are you struggling to raise funds? Are you struggling to find the right talent?

There are few challenges an experienced Board of advisors can’t help you navigate. You don’t have to do it alone! 👥

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👉 When is the right time to look for a NED, Chairman or advisor?

👉 How to figure out who you need on your Board to increase your company’s chance of success?

👉 What value to expect from your Board (including strategy, sales, operations, talent, fundraising, international expansion)?

👉 How can you structure roles to attract your dream candidates without breaking the bank?

👉 Where to find the dream team?

About the Speakers

Dominic Watson: After a career as an infantry officer in the British Army, Dom Watson leads Nurole's Venture Capital & High Growth work, working with leading VC investors and portfolio companies globally. Placements include Chairs into business from University spin outs to Series A+ backed businesses such as Veeqo, Cornerstone and SimplyCook. (Moderator)

Harry Briggs: Harry Briggs is Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures, a VC fund investing at Series A & B stage across Europe and North America. He’s invested in some of the UK’s fastest-growing tech businesses, including GoCardless, THG, Paddle and Revolut. Prior to joining OMERS, he spent six years at Balderton Capital, and previously co-founded Firefly Tonics, a health drinks company that exited to Private Equity in 2011.

Linda Grant: Linda Grant is Chair of Virgin StartUp Council Member at the RSPB and Founder of Goldpollen. Prior to Virgin she held many non-executive roles including advising Equiida, a board effectiveness and search company and acting as a director of Spirit of 2012, a National Lottery trust that funds projects to sustain the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games common sense of purpose, joy and togetherness. Other portfolio roles included Chairman of Housesimple and NED at Crowdreactive.

About Nurole

Nurole is the global recruitment platform changing the way organisations bring the best people on to their boards. Their approach combines smart technology and industry experts to transform the boards of multinationals, start-ups, charities, government bodies, and everything in between. They identify obviously suitable candidates and make more imaginative matches, empowering brilliant people to apply for roles that require their skills, experience and passions. Nurole was Ranked top 100 in the Financial Times Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2019 and UK Digital Startup of the Year in 2018. https://www.nurole.com

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