Landing the Best Investment Deal for your Startup: Top Tips

Landing the Best Investment Deal for your Startup: Top Tips

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1-8 Suffolk House

Warren Centre

Whitfield Place



United Kingdom

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An expert panel discussion advising on the key legal, business and investor considerations when raising investment for your startup.

About this event

An informative panel discussion for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to land the best investment deal for their startup. Expect to hear about best practices on:

  • Sourcing investment;
  • Business pitch decks;
  • SEIS and EIS tax reliefs;
  • Company qualification requirements;
  • Managing Investor expectations and requirements;
  • Process for qualifying for reliefs;
  • Investment documentation; and
  • Avoiding common mistakes.


6:30pm - Networking and refreshments

7:00pm - Introduction to panel discussion and speakers

7:15pm - Chat with Michael Buckworth (10mins)

7:25pm - Chat with Kevin Smith (10mins)

7:35pm - Chat with Marc Carey (10mins)

7:45pm - Open Q&A session

8:15pm - Networking and refreshments

9:00pm - Event closes

About the panellists

Michael Buckworth

Michael is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the founder of Buckworths, the only law firm in the UK working exclusively with start-ups and high growth businesses. He has a passion for entrepreneurialism, and has advised countless start-ups over the last 10 years. He is a regular speaker at industry events and is also the author of `Built on Rock, the busy entrepreneur's legal guide to start-up success.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is the founder and CEO of BOOM & Partners, a multi-award winning business consultancy firm, working with early-stage business from concept through to raising £10m. He is a published business author and has written five books and hundreds of articles covering many aspects of scaling a business. His latest book ‘Start-up to Scale-up’ was published recently. Kevin is also a mentor for the UK's largest Entrepreneur Acceleratot programme, Prince’s Trust, and a mentor and guest lecturer at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City of London University.

Marc Carey (Evolution Music)

Marc has created a portfolio of businesses focussed on innovation led projects that move us towards a sustainable, equitable and just society. He has a strong technical and business expertise with an impressive track record of hands-on experience in project management, business development and change management. Marc has a proven ability to successfully analyse an organisation's critical business/project requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing corporate social responsibility, competitiveness, and improving ethical customer service offerings.


Matt Turner

Matt started Creative Pod in 2006 and has since developed his business portfolio to over 11 investments. Whilst being a serial entrepreneur, Matt is extremely passionate about philanthropy and is a loyal patron and supporter of Chestnut Tree House - an end of life Children’s Hospice and has won multiple awards for his endeavours.

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