Join us to hear it from Rory, an experienced early-stage investor currently with Connect Ventures, who will be picking the most innovative tech startups in Seed, Series A, and B. We will explore how to best put together your investor deck, approach investors, and deliver that winning pitch.
About this event
We'll be discussing a number of topics with Rory Stirling, General Partner at Connect Ventures.
Here are some of the things we'll cover:
Figuring the what, when, how and why of raising early stage capital.
What else (other than capital) should you look for in an investor?
Is B2B easier than B2C?
Is there a common factor Rory has identified in failed investments?
What is the toughest negotiation Rory's been at?
Would you raise money from VC if you could bootstrap it?
Rory is a partner at Connect Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm investing across Europe. Connect's thesis is to invest in opinionated products, crafted with love and loved by many. Connect investments include Citymapper, Curve, Kheiron, Oyster HR, Soldo, Typeform, and Truelayer. Rory has been investing in early-stage technology companies for the past 12 years and at Connect spends all his time focused on fintech. Prior to Connect, he was a Partner at BGF Ventures and MMC Ventures where his investments included Gousto and NewVoiceMedia. Beyond tech and startups, he is fascinated by leadership development, mental models, and psychology. Outside of Connect, he loves staying active and being in the outdoors with his family.
Robustiano is currently CFO at Tymit and prior to that he worked in investment banking for Santander in Argentina, Brazil and the UK. He has spent most of his career providing solutions to institutional customers on secured funding and hedging arrangements. Most recently he was head of fixed income structuring at Santander in London where he led structured finance and secured lending deals involving mortgage, auto and consumer loans asset-backed securities. Robustiano is a CFA® charter holder and holds an MBA from London Business School.