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The Path Forward Masterclasses: Getting to Series A

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The Path Forward Masterclass Series:

The Path Forward is a proven startup framework and platform for you to utilise as an early stage founder or operator. The framework was developed by Forward Partners, the game changing VC which invests in the most talented UK startups at pre-Seed and Seed stage.

Forward Partners devised The Path Forward to help their founders validate their ideas, build a product, achieve traction, hire a team and raise follow on funding all in the space of 12 months.

The framework clearly defines startup creation as being comprised of three steps:

  • Valid idea: An idea is valid when it has been translated into a product concept which resonates rationally and emotionally with customers. The product concept should be validated through well conducted customer interviews and customer responses to early versions of the product
  • Valued product: The product is valued when it has provided real value to a significant and growing number of customers, some of whom love the product enough that they have become evangelists
  • Valuable business: The business is valuable when there’s a clear path to profits. Customer lifetime value should be on a path to exceed the cost of customer acquisition, the company should be on a strong growth path and the team should be strong enough to grow the company by an order of magnitude
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“Getting to Series A” with Nic Brisbourne.

Nic is Managing Partner at Forward Partners, a leading Pre-Seed and Seed Stage VC which has invested in 49 of the UK's most innovative startups, including Appear Here, Zopa, Lexoo, Live Better With and Patch.

Prior to launching his own fund, Nic was Partner at Draper Esprit and led over 40 investments in both London and Silicon Valley during a 15 year long career, which saw him enjoy a number of successful exits.

During this session Nic will discuss the startegies and core techniques he believes are key to a startup being able to successfully go on to raise Series A funding.

Who is this event for?

This session is perfect for pre-seed founders and aspiring entrepreneurs, keen to learn how to master fundraising.

Programme:

18.30 - 18:45 - Introduction to Forward Partners & The Path Forward - how we build businesses
18: 45 - 19:15 - Getting to Series A
19:15 - 19: 45 - Q&A from the floor
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