Funding and Finance Fortnight: Interview your investor

30th November 2021

Funding and Finance Fortnight: Interview your investor

30th November 2021
Starts at 9:15am
Ends at 10:00am

Finding the right investor and convincing them to fund you could mean the difference between your business' success or failure.

Join this Funding and Finance Fortnight webinar to hear from three prominent South West investors - understand the pitching process from their perspective and learn the three P’s of investment readiness:

  • Proposition: creating 'investability' with a sound value proposition
  • Preparation: developing a compelling pitch
  • Pitch: standing out from the crowd and communicating effectively with your investor

You’ll also learn about techniques to:

  • Give investors the information they really need
  • Convince them that their investment is safe and will bring them the returns they demand
  • Ensure they really understand what they are investing in

At the end of the webinar, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The information you need before you even begin to look for investment
  • What experienced investors are really looking for
  • The building blocks of a pitch deck, and how to deliver it
  • Support available and access to pitch and investment experts

Who should participate in the webinar?

  • High-growth innovative businesses that are looking for equity-based investment

Additional individual support following webinar:

  • Bespoke, specialist-led growth support from Innovate UK EDGE


  • John Rankin, Managing Director, Advantage Business Angels Network
  • Stuart Nicol, Fund Manager, QantX Fund
  • Huw Sparkes, Investment Executive, Midven Fund
  • David Armstrong, Corporate Finance Director, PKF
  • Dr Ben Masheder, Access to Funding and Finance Manager, Innovate UK EDGE
  • Ed Tellwright, Access to Finance Specialist, Innovate UK EDGE

About Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. We complement Innovate UK project funding with bespoke, specialist-led support for ambitious businesses.

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