Space to Grow: Investment Readiness Webinar

University Enterprise Zone

  • Wed 21 Oct 20

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Michael Berger

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Space to Grow

  • Event organiser

    University Enterprise Zone

  • Contact details

    Caelin Toms

VC's V Angel Investors

This webinar focusses on entrepreneurs with innovative and market disruptive ideas that seek investment, covering topics such as:

  • Typical level of investment (£25k-£2m)
  • Valuation expectations (likely to vary between angels and VCs, noting many Angels have a minimum %)
  • Assessing the market size (important to any investor)
  • Level of involvement (board seats, introductions)
  • Restrictive terms
  • Funding types available ((S)EIS, unrestricted, CLNs)
  • Route to the investors (pitch events, awards, incubators, cold and warm introductions)
  • Why doesn’t everyone just watch and apply through Dragon’s Den?

This is one in a series of webinars on the Investment Readiness programme of support for growing businesses.

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Michael Berger - Senior Manager in Growth Advisory, BDO London

For nearly a decade, Mike has worked with SME companies in various capacities, with the latter half of these years spent focusing on growth companies and advising on their acquisition and funding strategies via both debt and equity.

A Chartered Accountant and qualified Business Finance Professional, Mike has also held Trustee and Non-Executive Director positions with Charities and Technology companies.

Mike’s team, Growth Advisory, is led by an ex-Private Equity investor and partners with ambitious management teams with disruptive or innovative businesses looking to raise up to £10m. They look at opportunities with an investor lens and hold close connections with the VC, PE and Debt funds.