Organised by The British Library
Your questions on raising equity funding
Got questions? Ask away...
Join funding expert Paul Grant and Angel Investor Colin Coghlan for an open, interactive Q&A session where he'll answer all your questions on raising investment for your business.
- What are the different types of funding?
- How do I know if my idea is suitable for investment?
- What makes a successful crowdfunding campaign?
- What are the latest trends and techniques for funding?
- What are investors really looking for?
- When is the right time to go for angel investment?
- How do I make my investment proposal stand out to investors?
- Should I continue with plans for my crowdfunding campaign despite the Covid-19 crisis? ...anything goes!
Who is it for?
Entrepreneurs at all stages - whether you're about to launch your business or have an established business. We're here to help you figure things out during this challenging time.
This webinar series
We've seen huge shifts in our way of life as part of the fight against Covid-19 in the past two years!
Entrepreneurs around the world have been adjusting their approaches to business and building new capabilities to meet their customers' current and future needs.
This special webinar series from The Funding Game, run in partnership with the British Library Business & IP Centre, is designed to help you navigate the current crisis so that you and your business can emerge the other side stronger than ever.
Paul Grant knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the funding fence. As an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends, and even a government grant.
After seven years of trading, he exited his business in 2003 and was invited to join a private equity company, Capital Partners, eventually heading up the business angel division. Here he had access to nearly 5,000 angel investors and reviewed more than 1,000 business plans every year.
During this time Paul learnt a lot about why so many businesses fail to secure the funding they need in the start-up and growth phases. Paul has met with many investors, bankers, and venture capitalists over the years and in the course of his work has uncovered what they are really looking for.
More importantly, Paul has developed an approach to raising capital that works. He is keen to share with you what he has learnt as an entrepreneur and as an industry insider.
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn.
Successful angel investor Colin Coghlan will demystify how an angel investor thinks and what they are looking for.
Colin Coghlan is a private investor, advisor, mentor and speaker specialising in early-stage and rapid growth business. He advises both entrepreneurs and investors and speaks on the subject of investment at various public and professional events.
Colin's early career was in the energy industry before he moved into the wireless infrastructure sector. He was General Manager of one of the founding companies of the Freeview television service before becoming CEO of one of the others and ultimately leading it through a trade sale.
Colin's portfolio is focused on the TMT sector including television, mobile and cloud computing.
Connect with Colin on LinkedIn
About the BIPC
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