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14 East Bay Lane (Lynn Meeting Room)

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Informed Funding Workshop: Is Your Business “Investment Ready"

Early stage businesses can sound exciting, but investors know how easy it is to pour money into the wrong option (and there are plenty of options). So, validating your business model is a vital step in raising equity.


Workshop Timetable:

10:15am | Arrival

10:30am to 12:30pm | Workshop Session

Lynn Meeting Room

Investors want to know:

  • Are you dealing with a problem worth solving?
  • Are there enough people who want it solved?
  • Does your product actually solve the problem?
  • Are other products already solving the problem?
  • What will customers pay for the problem to be solved?
  • Investors are also very interested in “you” and those around you – are you investible and credible?

The Workshop will take you through the processes you need to consider when addressing those questions, and how you evidence the answers to investors when they carry out due diligence.

In addition, the sessions will look at related challenges such as:

  • Sourcing relevant investors
  • How to manage the funding process
  • Protecting your interests

The Workshop will have a maximum of 25 attendee companies – and discussion will be based around actual case studies (including those of the attendees).

Each Workshop will be facilitated by experienced experts covering strategy, finance, and (most importantly) the perspective of the investor.

Workshop Advisors:

Charles McKay is an Associate Director at EFM

An experienced “commercial” Finance Director working across a range of industries and size of companies from multinational to start ups. In addition to strategic and operational roles, he has completed numerous corporate transactions including acquisition, disposal, asset sales and purchases, listing onto AIM, fund raising, cost reduction, restructuring and coaching of senior staff in setting objectives for themselves and their business.

Andrew Sugden is a Portfolio Finance Director at EFM

Andrew is a robust, “hands on” Finance Director with significant international experience, having worked with a variety of successful media, publishing, telecoms and technology companies varying in size from globally listed operations to family owned SMEs and venture capital backed backed start up businesses. Prior to this Andrew qualified as a chartered account with KPMG. He has a proven track record of delivering increased shareholder value and sustained growth, and of driving transformation and cost effective solutions to businesses in rapidly changing markets.

About Informed Funding

Informed Funding is an online and offline information resource designed to help new and growing businesses identify the range of options available to them to raise finance. Plexal members have free and exclusive access to funding strategy consultations, finance meet-ups, workshops and funding conferences.

By taking part in this event you grant Informed Funding full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming for publicity or other purposes to help achieve our aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

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