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Investors will dispel the myths about how they evaluate pitches, and how successful stories are constructed around evidence.

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In curating our talks and workshops we respond to our members questions, and on June 18th we will answer the question “Do investors speak Lean?”.

This question crops up in various forms and with various sources of finance or assistance. Such as will Lean help my application to InnovateUK? Should I mention Lean in my pitch? How do I introduce Lean with my board members?

In this session we aim to dispel some of the myths about investors, and show how successful pitches are constructed around evidence. Evidence of market/customer need, feasibility of the solution and viability of the proposition as well as drive, determination and team fuelled by Lean methodology.

We will be hearing pitches from a number of companies who are currently fundraising or have recently raised funding. After Q+A with a panel of investors, we will have a conversation with them about how Lean has provided the companies with the strength of their pitches, guided by Lean Startup Ambassadors for London Davide Turi and Mark Elliott.

AGENDA

18:00- Welcome and pizzas

18.30- Introductions to Lean and the investor panel

18:45- Pitches, questions and feedback

19:45- How to pitch to investors with Lean

20:00- Networking and Drinks

ABOUT OUR INVESTORS PANEL

Daniel Ross from Yellowwoods Ventures Investments. Specialist in raising finance for FinTech and deep tech businesses. Yellowwoods is an investment vehicle which represents the business interests of the South African Enthoven family. They comprise principally of insurance (e.g. Hollard, Clientele, Lombard, Budget Group, Animal Friends, Correlation Risk Partners) and hospitality (Nando’s, Wahaca) businesses across sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Daniel gives the portfolio strategic guidance, manages M&A as well as looking at venture investments across any life stage that makes strategic sense.

More investors to follow

ABOUT OUR STARTUP SPEAKERS

- Dominic Atkinson: Co-founder of Stay Nimble

- Xijun Tang: Founder of Wine Experience

- Charlie Cadbury & Alex Strang: Co-founders of Mind Pebble

Please DM Davide or Mark if you wish to practice your pitch at this event.

ABOUT LEAN STARTUP AMBASSADORS FOR LONDON

DAVIDE TURI, Founding Partner, Studio Zao

Lean Startup ambassadors for London, Davide is resident business coach at Imperial College London, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge and has been a successful entrepreneur himself (one exit). He has a background of 15 years in corporate innovation, having helped FTSE100 to launch award winning new products and innovations on the market.

MARK ELLIOTT, Business Coach and Lean Business Builder

Mark started his career alternating between programming telecoms hardware devices and more general IT projects such as scheduling Scandinavia’s international post. Grabbing the opportunity with an innovative Silicon Valley startup he built the international development/training/technical arm through to the NASDAQ IPO and pivoting onto service revenue for the $1.5billion sale. Since then he has been involved in software security (marketing), arts retail (everything but painting), renewable energy and home automation (own company) and entrepreneurial learning & startup support. Now he is a Business Coach working with founders to help have better dreams.

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