Like the famous words spoken by Tom Cruise in the film Jerry Maguire, “Show me the money!” is a phrase we are all familiar with. Everyone wants to know how to make a profit, where the money will come from, and how much they can gain. Our Masterclass will be held on 28 November.
Statistics reveal that 90% of startups close down in the 1st year alone due to the lack of funding. This triggers a constant battle to stay afloat and generate income for oneself. With advancement of the net and various public & private initiatives, there are actually quite a few ways Startups can raise that crucial funding to get off the ground. TechMeetups is bringing you a workshop to cover various ways that you as a Startup can raise that important seed funding to get your business off the ground.
Experts and pioneers in startup finance will be joining us to help you understand which investment options are best for your business, whatever stage you’re at.
Andrew Lockley is a business angel & consultant, working mainly in the tech startup sector. His principle focus is on the commercial development of internet firms. This encompasses business strategy, investment readiness, marketing, sales and usability. Previous clients and investments include firms in casual games, web apps, mobile apps, financial platforms and healthcare. This cross-industry focus brings new ideas and inspiration to each project.
Howard Weintrob is Chartered Tax Adviser with over 25 years of experience at accountancy firm Jeffreys Henry LLP. Howard advises on the whole spectrum of both personal and corporate tax including the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Patent Box and Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI).
David Myerson is a Chartered Accountant at accountancy firm Jeffreys Henry LLP. David has built up significant experience in advising local technology companies and provides pro-active guidance on a range of accounting, audit and tax matters.
Aristos Peters straddles several aspects of the early stage investment landscape. He is currently director of the London chapter of ‘Keiretsu Forum,’ a group of syndicating angel investors which focus on investments of between £200-600k. He is a Senior Partner with Quorumm Digital Venture Partners (a US based VC). This year he has taken an NED role with a mobile money transfer startup that he will help to grow and see it through seed, angel and possibly VC stages of investment. Over the past three years he has undertaken corporate finance fundraising for companies, worked to establish accelerators and has a breadth of experience working with early stage businesses, as well as a variety of investors and investment groups. Working with early stage founders and entrepreneurs to help them execute and configure their investment proposition prior to securing angel investment, he’s always on the lookout for that heady mix of experienced founder/team, big play opportunity and a deal that has proved itself with oodles and oodles of validation / traction … and oh yes, with a realistic valuation.
Adam Baker is founder of 3 web businesses since 1999 and has raised more than $12m investment through both angel and venture capital money. Adam’s latest company, Blottr, has changed the way news is gathered and reported globally and has grown into one of the world’s largest user generated news companies. Adam is also an angel investor, with 3 investments to date.
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Based in the heart of London’s Silicon Roundabout, Jeffreys Henry LLP is an award-winning provider of accountancy, audit, tax and advisory services with over 20 years of experience in advising some of the UK’s most progressive technology companies. Over the years, their clients have included Bebo, Smarta, Dot Digital Group, Opsware and Ticket Tailor in addition to a number of software developers, hardware manufacturers, digital production agencies, gaming, apps, social media and creative businesses. Find out how they can help you at
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TechMeetups has been setup to create a global network of Tech communities from San Francisco to Sydney. We believe that Tech communities are isolated and great things can be achieved if we connect within our cities and outside our borders. Our goal is to create a global Tech cluster of over 50 inter-connected Tech communities by 2013.
Membership to our communities is free and anyone thinking about doing their own Startup and wanting to bounce ideas off each other, meet potential partners or investors in their city or even connect with like minded individuals in other parts of the world are welcome to join our groups! TechMeetups is all about YOU so come along, join us and lets connect to form a truly global tech community!