Angel Academe

Last Thursday, July 10th, we held the latest in our series of mentoring sessions at Guildhall as part of our Entrepreneur Academe programme. This month we were holding a special session looking at finance, and especially fund-raising. We framed the day with a series of questions, including:

  • What are the different types of funding? And what are the pros and cons of each?
  • What’s right for your business? When is the right time?
  • What do investors look for? How do you approach them?
  • How do you value your your business?
  • How much equity should you be prepared to give up?
  • What does a typical term sheet look like? And what is it for, exactly?
  • What do you need to know about SEIS and EIS?
  • How do you present and adapt your pitch for the audience?

To guide us through these questions, and many others from our entrepreneurs, we had…

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