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Fund Managing Director

2 startups, 2 exits, ran an accelerator, run a fund. I can help with most things relating to startups. I am really good at founder coaching/mentoring and with helping people preparing their pitches.

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Corporate Financier for raising finance.

Assistance and expertise in investment readiness
Help with connections to funders
Advice around what funding is suitable and realistic
Assistance in preparing relevant documents

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Fundraising Consultant

Launched my own startup and worked at early stage startups, so have experience most aspects of launching and growing a business. Happy to help with product ideation, business models, sales and business development and fundraising strategies.

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Startup Pitch Video: How to Create a Pitch Deck for Investors

José Cayasso, CEO of Slidebean

Short video describing the key components of a well written investor pitch deck for startups. Lots of real world examples included.

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Co-founder and CPO of a AI-based language learning startup

– Computer Science graduate from DMU
– Founded an AI-based language learning startup in 2017
– B2B startup experience
– General tech startup-related stuff
– Vesting schedules and other aspects related to equity and company structure
– Experience in gaining commercial investment and soft funding

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#B2C, #education, #founder, #investment, #language, #mentor, #SaaS, #software
Co founder of insuretech startup

A serial entrepreneur who has set up and run various successful business in the insurance sector. I have invested in a number of business’ from music, to sports clothing to the insurance sector, and worked with a range of Private Equity Houses in their insurance related investments. I am now taking on Life insurance with the aim of completely changing the customer experience and purpose.

Specialties: leadership, strategic planning, account management, budgeting, business development, business plans, change management, contract management, delivery, direct marketing, executive management, finance, marketing, relationship management, sales, tender writing,

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Senior Manager, UK Network Team at British Business Bank

Knowledge of finance options in the East and South-East Midlands.

Really good understanding of the investment landscape in the Midlands region - great for introductions.

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Non Exec Director/Chairman

MBA, bootstrapping, strategic planning, non executive, investor,

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Business development, sales and marketing for both small and large private enterprises

17 years running own business and supporting others’ business growth. Access to funding specialist. Business Angel (limited). Significant experience in securing grant funding (local, regional and national) for client businesses, as well as helping businesses to raise equity funding (and some debt). Well connected to public sources of funding and business support.
Many years of supporting new start and early stage businesses through advice, guidance, mentoring, coaching and signposting.

"Very informative regarding the local investment and funding landscape"

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