#FPLIVE - Investors Panel

location Justaddred | 6:30 PM-9 PM Wednesday 22 October 2014 (GMT)

#FPLIVE - Investors Panel

We’re gathering together a select group of entrepreneurs, their colleagues and key influencers from the London tech community for our next “Forward Partners LIVE” event and we’d love you to come.

As always the evening will be a mix of thought provoking discussion with our invited speakers, networking and drinks.

Raising the first money into your startup

There is a member of the panel representing each of the four major funding options for new companies - angels, accelerators, crowd funding and VCs. Between them they invest in tens of startups each year and represent some of the biggest names in UK seed finance.

In this session we will cover:

  • How to work out whether your startup is ready to raise
  • What different types of investors find attractive in a company
  • What different types of investors offer to companies
  • How to prepare to maximise the chances of success
  • Tips on managing the investment process
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when fundraising

Jon Bradford - The Accelerator - Jon founded The Difference Engine one of the first UK accelerators and is now a Managing Director at Techstars

Russell Buckley - The Angel - Russell is a highly successful entrepreneur turned angel investor, with over 40 investments to his name, including our very own Appear Here.

Michael Wilkinson - The Crowdfunder - Michael is an investment manager at Crowdcube, one of the UK’s leading crowd funding sites.

Frederic Lardieg - The VC - Frederic is on the Ventures team at Octopus Ventures, one of the UK’s leading early stage VCs.



  • Forward Partners

    The catalyst for ecommerce startups, combining funding and hands-on expertise.

  • Nic Brisbourne

    Managing Partner at Forward Partners - on a mission to invest in the UK's best eCommerce companies



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