Thank you to everyone who came along to the Funding Workshop! The images from the evening are below, along with the workshop presentation and other useful resources.
Joe Cohen is the founder and CEO of Seatwave. Joe has been building consumer applications and businesses in the US and Europe since the mid '90s.
Anil Hansjee is an angel investor. He was recently Head of M&A for Google EMEA, where he built and ran the team for 5 years, leading deals for over $230m. He is an active board member/advisor in companies he invested in: FON, Worldflow.net , dotMobi, Lionhead, Ubiquisys, Mobile Planet, Shazam Entertainment, Digital Veg, RollUp Media, Nameste.vg/StoryBricks, Zattikka, Sine Wave Company and Badoo.
Simon Murdoch is founder and CEO of StormForward Ltd, an ecommerce strategic consultancy. Previously, he was VP Europe of Amazon.com., following their 1998 acquisition of Bookpages, two years after he founded it. He is also co-founder of Episode 1 Partners Ltd, an early stage technology investment company, launched in early 2000, to invest at start up or early stage in Internet and technology businesses such as Betfair.
Sean Seton-Rogers is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Founded in 2009, PROfounders has invested in 14 companies, including Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter), Made.com, and Onefinestay. Since 2000, Sean has been investing in technology companies, across both the US and Europe. He received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
Topics included: What it takes to get your business investment ready. How to decide how much to raise. Valuation. Where to find the best angels and early stage investors? What to look for when choosing an investor? How many investors to approach? What are investors looking for from you? How the investment deal and due diligence process works. How to get the most from your investor post deal.
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