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    Funding For Technology Startups (Ed French) Funding For Technology Startups (Ed French) Presentation Transcript

    • Winning Venture Capital Ignite Leeds 2009 Edward French, 22nd January 2009
    • • Ed French, Investment Director, Enterprise Ventures• Team specialising in backing early-stage companies and teams• Done around 40 technology investments~ half software• £40m under management in technology funds• Deals from £50k-£2m
    • What is Venture Capital?• VC provides capital for a share of the business (usually 25-50%)• VC joins the team and helps• Everyone makes money ... OR .. Not – Some businesses fail – Some businesses survive but don’t make money – A few businesses pay back all the capital
    • When should you start talking to a VC? “Early” “Well prepared”
    • Why might my business be rejected?Too similar to other Too much Opportunity too products/services small (technology/market) risk
    • How much money should you ask for?The least that will What you need and a Aim higher than you work tiny bit more need
    • VC’s like to back companies with no competitors?
    • How long might it take? 3 months 6 months 12 months
    • Conclusion... 9
    • Contact Details Edward French Email Edward.french@enterprise- ventures.co.uk Phone 07966 347407 Yuuguu ID edwardmfrench@gmail.com Website www.rsgf.co.uk Blog techgain.net 10