Addressing, Presenting and Speaking to Angel Investors and VCs is and is not straightforward. We are organising a full day of workshops and presentations to introduce key concepts on raising capital. Whether you are raising through VCs or angel investors, by the end of the day you’ll have a better understanding of this process.

We will have a full day of sessions from 1pm to 5pm, run by angel investors, lawyers, VCs and other funding experts, focusing on getting tech founders “investment ready”.

The sessions will include:
– Introduction to raising capital for early stage tech startups
– players, incl. mentors and lawyers
– process, incl. how much ro raise and materials
– How to identify and approach potential angel investors
– Presenting to angels and what they might be looking for
– Angels vs. VC
– Legal Issues and Traps
– Tax Credits for startups

Investment Workshop for early Stage Tech Startups by Marina Atarova

Marina is an entrepreneur and mentor with 5 Years experience of working with early stage tech companies having three main areas of expertise in marketing, strategy and equity investment. As a partner in several projects, Marina has been involved in running marketing campaigns and created a network of startup leaders around the globe. She runs a series of workshops for tech founders and is a mentor in big European startup conferences and accelerators. Marina also runs a tech angel investment club and helped to raise capital to several upcoming tech stars.


Law for Startups: Issues and Traps by Guy Wilmot

Guy Wilmot (Partner – Russell Cooke LLP)has been a practicing lawyer for 10 years and specialises in advising entrepreneurs from start-up to exit. Guy’s particular specialism’s include corporate affairs, commercial contracts and intellectual property with a particular focus on technology, e-commerce and IT.


Maximising Your Investment in R&D by Paul Dowling

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Dreamstake. He is working with the 1,000 plus startups on the platform to obtain funding from VCs and angel investors. Before launching Dreamstake Paul was a Managing Consultant with Cap Gemini and was previously involved in Business Development for Racal and Lego. He has a total of 25 years experience of tech. Dreamstake is his third startup. He has an MBA from Kingston University and is a regular speaker at startup conferences.


What VCs are looking for by Pradeep Raman

Pradeep was a venture investor for the past 5 years. Initially at Piton Capital investing in businesses with network effects and latterly at Forward Partners investing in ecommerce, marketplace and related software companies. He led several Seed to Series A investments and was a Non-Exec on the boards of MBA&Co, Lexoo and Spoke. Prior to venture, Pradeep founded four Internet companies and successfully exited two.He has just left Forward Partners to start Dwell ( a digital mortgage company aimed at making mortgages a simple, fast and delightful process.He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Auckland and has an MBA from Cranfield University.