The pressure of raising your first funding round is mounting, the product is shaky and not exactly fitting in as planned, it is taking much longer than anticipated to get traction, and the team is cracking up - how do you show up at your investor meeting?
Early stage funding is hard and that’s why it needs discipline, composure, and focus from the startup team - but how do you achieve all in the midst of all the chaos?
Welcome to our fireside chat with one of the leading early stage investors, business angels, and ecosystems builders in Nordics, Anette Nordvall. She heads Keiretsu Forum Nordics, runs Cross Nordic Capital, is the chairperson at We Don’t Have Time, and has extensive board, ecosystem management, and advisory experience.
In this fireside chat we discuss:
⭐ When is a startup ready to raise funding?
⭐ What homework is needed from the founders for the first round?
⭐ How do you determine early-stage valuation?
⭐ What kind of funding research should you do as the founding team?
⭐ Do introductions work? And how?
⭐ What are tell-tale signs of an uninvestible startup for the investors?
⭐ What works better for a pitch: big vision, or results on ground?
⭐ What is the early stage funding outlook in Nordics in the near future?
The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm.
Keiretsu Forum Nordics/ Cross Nordic Capital / We Don't Have Time / Butterfly.vc
Chapter President / Founder / MP / Chairwoman / Venture Partner
Active Early Stage Tech Investor and Environmentalist. Focusing on the New Nordic markets on ICT, and Deep-tech Science based innovation; while adding for profit Impact, Diversity, Environment, and Global goals into the mist. Appreciated Board member, Public speaker and Business leader. Anette is a Vinnova-Wallenberg Fellowship to Stanford University and Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, C…
Active Early Stage Tech Investor and Environmentalist. Focusing on the New Nordic markets on ICT, and Deep-tech Science based innovation; while adding for profit Impact, Diversity, Environment, and Global goals into the mist. Appreciated Board member, Public speaker and Business leader. Anette is a Vinnova-Wallenberg Fellowship to Stanford University and Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, CA, USA.
Business Advisor & Partnerships LeadSee Bio
Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm
- Coaches more than 500 startup founders every year
- Responsible for partnerships, events, and ecosystem development
- Speaks at startup events and mentors at workshops and hackathons
- Also an early-stage impact entrepreneur and investor in startups
Before coming to Sweden he has been a marketing director for a fast-paced retail chain and has also consulted more than 20 multinational companies on consumer insights and strategic brand building.
In his spare time he makes music, you can follow him on Spotify.
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