Funding for startups: Workshop for Investment ready and Financial Modelling

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*** Workshop limited to 10members only ***
This is a paid workshop

Laptops required for this event

You will also need ,to register on Meetup:


· How Investment ready is your startup?

· What can founders do to improve the chances of getting Investment from Angels and VCs?

· How can you best answer the Funding questions of Investors and Stakeholders?

Who is this for:

For all startup founders and staff who want to improve their Funding, Finance and Business competence.

Work shop objectives:
The main objectives to be achieved in this workshop are:

1. Modelling
Your startups will have to be modelled correctly to reflect its current stage and to record its progress. You will need to understand all the variables that impact your startup.

2. Investment ready
Investors will require you to explain and understand your business in terms of numbers.
You will be prepared to confidently speak to them and to answer their questions about the KPIs, Metrics, Projections and Due diligence.

3. Compliance
You will have to set in place controls and procedures in your startup, for the purposes of financial reporting to investors, stakeholders, staff, HMRC for tax and VAT.

Topics will include:

These topics will be covered over the course of a series of workshops, will be related to Funding and Finance:

Cash flows

• Metrics, KPIs, Key ratios

• Profit and loss, Balance sheets

• Budgeting and Forecasting

• Book keeping and Double entry

• Compliance, Regulation and Due diligence

• Management accounts and Reporting

We will also look at the Financial accounts of successful public listed tech companies like
Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Skype, Paypal, etc

Session 29th March:
This session will focus on the topics of:

1. Budgeting/forecasting
2. Cashflows

Each session will be a stand alone module


Osmond Desilva, Funding & Finance partner

Osmond Desilva, Author of Conversation Confidence on Amazon. I am an Accountant and Electronics Engineer and assist in Business Plans, Pitch, Development, Strategy, Mentor and Funding for Startups and Entrepreneurs for over 25 years around the world
He has also been the host of the Business Funding show, Tech city and VC stand

Vipul Somaiya, Director at Taxplus Accountants Limited

· An ACA qualified Chartered Accountant, member of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
· One of the co-founder of accounting firm Taxplus Accountants Limited, more details can be found here
· Coach/mentor/speaker/consultant to many companies looking for funds. Specialty in SEIS/EIS funding


The schedule for the afternoon will be as follows:

02.00 pm to 02.05 pm Introductions and Networking
02.05 pm to 02.55 pm Workshop Part 1 – Modelling

02.55 pm to 3.10 pm Break

3.10 pm to 4.00 pm Workshop Part 2 – Case studies


Nearest tube: Moorgate or Old street

Off Finsbury sqaure


Full and flexible training can be provided for these accounting software packages:
Excel, Kashflow, Xero, VT, Iris, Sage and Payroll.

Laptops and MS Office
Remember to bring your Laptops to all workshops.
Also ensure that you laptops have MS office as,
we will be using spread sheets in all the workshops

You will also need ,to register on Meetup:


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