29.08.2006 - Connect with the smart money
- Venture capital and private investors - investment preferences and risk tolerance;
- Seeking and finding suitable investors;
- Investment decision-making by private investors;
- Investor-readiness: are there realistic ways to bridge the gap between start-ups and investors;
- Added value from the investors: how things work out after closing the deal;
- Public sector supply of venture financing: closing the equity gap or distorting the market.
Experienced entrepreneurs, investors and investments professionals from UK, Finland and Estonia are addressing the topics from different angles.
Peter Kelly is a highly regarded lecturer and speaker in the topics of entrepreneurship and venture capital from Helsinki School of Creative Entrepreneurship and and Helsinki University of Technology. He has an investment banking and venture capital experience from Canada and London and also current practical hands-on experience with angel and seed investments. Peter will set out the basics of raising investors’ money in his very entertaining and illustrative manner.
Nelson Gray became a devoted business angel after selling his business which he built from scratch. He has gained a high reputation as a smart hands-on investor as well as a big supporter of angel investment practice and culture in Scotland. Several of Nelson’s investee companies have been listed on London stock exchanges. He presents the process of due diligence from his personal perspective.
Allan Martinson founder and the managing partner from Martinson Trigon Venture Partners does not need a long introduction in Baltics. He will describe the latest venture capital trends in Baltics and Russia.
Andrus Treier, the CEO of Kredex, manages the organization through new challanges. He will unfold the topic of the need for public sector equity financing schemes for growth companies.
Seminar will be concluded by Alan Barrell who will bring in an unparalleled 30 year experience as a CEO, entrepreneur and investor right from the middle of Cambridge tech entrepreneurship cluster. After the investment has been made it is important to make the relationship constructive and mutually rewarding - Alan will uncover the secrets working with seasoned business angels, drawing from his personal experience throughout his long career in business.
Seminar is ideal to attend for entrepreneurs from start-ups and growth companies, managers and CEOs, private investors and venture capitalists, business consultants and business service providers, researchers with entrepreneurial mindsets.
Seminar is moderated by Eero Tohver, who is the co-owner and CEO at Uptime
Peter Kelly, Helsinki School of Creative Entrepreneurship The Art of Raising Money
Nelson Gray, Firth Ventures Taming the Dragon- Secrets of Due Diligence
Allan Martinson, Martinson Trigon Venture Partners Perspectives for Venture Capital in Baltics and Russia
Andrus Treier, Kredex Financial Support to Enterprises – Tools Provided by Public Sector
Alan Barrell, University of Cambridge Understanding and Making the Most of Business Angels
Detailed programme will be found here www.connectestonia.net
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The event is free of charge for Connect Estonia members, for all others it costs 500 EEK(+VAT).
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