Seed to Success: Understanding early-stage startup fundraising options

Jun 1, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Barclays Eagle Labs Glasgow, 58 Kingston Street, Glasgow City, G5 8BP

We have put together a panel of experts as we explore the ins and outs of early-stage startup fundraising, from angel syndicates, crowdfunding and venture capital...we'll cover it all! Our panel includes experienced investors and entrepreneurs who will share their insights on how to successfully navigate the fundraising process.

In-person event
Panel Discussion

About this event

Seed to Success: Understanding early-stage startup fundraising options 

Thursday 1st June, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Are you a seed-stage startup looking to raise capital for your business? Do you find yourself confused by the myriad of funding options available?

We have put together a panel of experts as we explore the ins and outs of early-stage startup fundraising, from angel syndicates, crowdfunding and venture capital...we'll cover it all! Our panel includes experienced investors and entrepreneurs who will share their insights on how to successfully navigate the fundraising process.

Can you believe we're almost half way through 2023 already? We'll reflect on what the investment scene has looked like in Scotland so far and discuss what we might expect in the next 6 months!

Why attend?

  • A comprehensive guide to raising capital
  • Practical tips for finding the right funding fit for your business
  • Catch up with the Startup Grind community in Glasgow

  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited about with the community


How to attend

See you by the Clyde. We're back in person with our friends and new Glasgow residents at the Barclays Eagle Labs. Find address below.

[Speakers]

George Mensah - Principal at Sure Valley Ventures
George joined Sure Valley Ventures in April 2022 as a Principal. He has nearly a decade of experience in the capital markets focusing predominantly on high growth companies. Prior to Sure Valley Ventures, he was an Investment Manager at ACF Investors (an early-stage VC which co-invests alongside domain expert-led syndicates of angel investors) , where he played an active role in investing and portfolio management with early stage companies.

George started his investment career at Shore Capital as an Equity Research Analyst, with a sector focus in Online Retail and eCommerce as well as helping companies IPO. He has also held roles at family office Growth Partner LLP and U.S. based investment firm Aegis Capital Corp.


Aaron Duke - Partnerships Associate at Seedrs

Aaron covers U.K. partnerships for Seedrs and previously cycled for The Great British Cycling Team before settling into the private equity sector. Seedrs is Europe's leading private investment platform, enabling investment in startups, VCs, and secondary share sales, as well as operating one of the most active secondary markets in the world. Founded over 10 years ago, to date we have funded over 1,900 deals and seen 52,000 investor exits.


Seedrs is part of Republic; globally, Republic and Seedrs have supported over 1,300 companies and have over 2.5M users across 100 countries. We offer end-to-end services to support the fundraising journey of fast-growing businesses and allow all types of investors to invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success.


Helena Di Biase -  CoFounder & Managing Partner at Raising Partners

Helena is co-founder and Managing Partner of Raising Partners - the Glasgow-based investment firm guiding startups through each step of their fundraising process, and Raising Partners Angels - an angel syndicate that invests in companies making a positive impact on people, processes and the planet. After experiencing first-hand the dangers of poor advice when raising capital, Helena founded Raising Partners in 2017 to level the investment playing field and demystify the fundraising process. Since inception, the firm has worked with over 175 companies and raised over £60 million in funding.


[Hosts] Emma Loedel

Glasgow Chapter Director has been with Startup Grind since 2019. Emma has a science and engineering background and got her first taste of the start-up environment in Bogota, Colombia whilst working in prosthetics clinics. Since then Emma has built on her international experience and embedded herself in the Glasgow & Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Her passion for tech and innovation has led to her current role as business development manager at tech start-up Novosound, which works across the industrial, medical and wearable sector. Emma brings a new perspective to the Startup Grind Scotland team and is excited to showcase many vibrant founder stories across the city.


What you need to know!

What: Seed to Success: Understanding early-stage startup fundraising options

When: Thursday 1st June

Time: 6.00 - 8.30pm

Where: In-person at Barclays Eagle Labs

58 Kingston Street, Glasgow City, G5 8BP


Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!

Check out what happened

Panelists

  • George Mensah

    Sure Valley Ventures

    Principal

  • Helena Di Biase

    Raising Partners

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

  • Aaron Duke

    Seedrs

    Partnerships Associate

When

When

Thursday, June 1, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Networking, Drinks and Food
Panel Discussion
Drinks and Community Building

Host

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

Organizers

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Nick Cohen

    Startup Grind

    Team Member

  • Keshan Sharp

    Start Up Grind

    Team Member

Presenting

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP logo

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Firstport logo

Firstport

Partners

WelcoMe logo

WelcoMe

AAI EmployAbility logo

AAI EmployAbility

Scotland Can Do logo

Scotland Can Do

DM Nutrition logo

DM Nutrition

SWURF logo

SWURF

Power a Life logo

Power a Life

Techscaler logo

Techscaler

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