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Preparing for fundraising
April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BST
During this session, you can find out more about,
- The art and science of capital raising – How to approach investors? What kind of investors you should approach from Angels, VCs, Family Offices? When does it make sense to do crowdfundind?
- Term sheets, investment documents, capt tables, options, and convertable notes – please prepare any questions you have.
- Employee incentive schemes, EMI options and other – prepare any questions you might have.
- What investors look at when considering investment in startups?
About Founders Factory
Founders Factory is a London-based accelerator and incubator, backed by leading corporates; easyJet, L’Oréal, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, Guardian, Marks & Spencer and CSC.
Founders Factory was built by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox. Their experience covers co-founding and selling lastminute.com for over $1bn, co-founding Made.com, creating Founders Forum and investing in notable startups such as OneFineStay, GetYourGuide, Alan Health, Snips.ai and Onfido.
In two years, Founders Factory startups have completed +100 pilots with our corporate partners (33% converting to enterprise contracts) and have gone on to raise over £120m in further capital.
Founders Factory has developed a unique accelerator and studio model that can help startups find product/market fit in the shortest amount of time, solve strategic and operational challenges and find scale with multinational corporate.
To date FF has built a specialist team of 70 people, invested in 80 startups from 20 countries and created a further 25 startups from scratch
About those joining us,
Alexander Zemlyak, Investment Associate at Founders Factory. Alexander looks after AI, FinTech//InsurTech and EdTech investments at Founders Factory. Previously Alexander was Investment Manager at Magical Capital in Israel and Investment Analyst at PROF-IT Ventures, an early-stage Corporate Venture Fund in Moscow investing into Seed / Series A.
Alex James, Corporate Development Manager at Founders Factory. Alex looks afrter agreeing on investment deals with accelerator companies, spin out companies from our incubator programme and help manage Founders Factory’s legal challenges.
Previously Alex was working at Fieldfisher and advised on a number of Series A to C funding rounds with investments ranging from £10m – £60m and a variety of UK and cross border acquisitions and disposals.
Nick Feneck, Portfolio Investment Manager at Founders Factory. Nick looks after portfolio management and fundraising for Founders Factory portfolio companies as well as investor network. Previously Nick worked at GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator as Market Engagement Manager identifying and preparing mobile startups to the Innovation Fund. He was also Regional Manager for Asia at Seedstars looking after startup sourcing, analysis and due diligence on 1000+ startups across 17 countries spanning APAC.
Alex Dunning – Campaigns Associate at Seedrs. Alex is an associate at Seedrs, where he sources and works with early-stage businesses to help them through an equity crowdfunding campaign. In just over a year at Seedrs Alex has helped to fund 15 businesses (including Entale, a Founders Factory company), accounting for over £9.2m of investment from thousands of investors. Prior to joining Seedrs Alex funded his own business where he experienced fundraising from the other side of the table.
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