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How to attract the right investors for your business
April 24, 2014 2:00 pm
April 24, 2014 6:00 pm
£40 by entering discount code “library” saving £10 off a standard £50 ticket
April 14, 2014
British Library Business & IP Centre
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, United Kingdom

You have decided to start or grow your business – and now you need investment. But where do you start? 

And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? 

In this half-day workshop we’ll explore how to secure investment through either:

  • crowdfunding;
  • angel investors;
  • venture capital.


We’ll help you make a decision about the right options for your business and give you a simple step-by-step approach for attracting investment for each option. 

Save yourself time and money with this invaluable half-day workshop and learn:

  • Which investment avenue is right for your business
  • The most effective way of finding investors for each avenue
  • Learn how to secure the best deal and valuation for your business.


How will you benefit?

  • Quickly launch a successful crowdfunding campaign 
  • Understand what angel investors are looking for
  • Receive a template to create a winning Executive Summary
  • Know the winning approach to securing the RIGHT kind of venture capital investment
  • Understand how to take advantage of new government tax schemes
  • Be able to accurately value your business for each approach
  • Receive an ‘insiders’ list of recommended small-business-friendly venture capitalists, angel networks, lawyers, crowdfunding sites and more 
  • Priceless tips on how to pitch to an angel investor
  • How to create a winning video pitch for crowdfunding
  • Key legal pitfalls to watch out for when receiving investment. 

Expert speakers:

Paul Grant 

Paul knows what it is like to be on both sides of the funding fence, as an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends, and even a government grant.

After seven years of trading Paul exited his business in 2003 and was invited to join a private equity company, Capital Partners, eventually heading up the business angel division. Here he had access to nearly 5,000 angel investors and reviewed more than 1,000 business plans every year.

Colin Coghlan 

Colin is a successful angel investor who will be demystifying what an angel investor looks for in a business.

He is a private investor, advisor, mentor and speaker specialising in early stage and rapid growth business. 

Colin’s early career was in the energy industry before he moved into the wireless infrastructure sector. He was General Manager of one of the founding companies of the Freeview television service before becoming CEO of one of the others and ultimately leading it through a trade sale. Colin’s portfolio is focused on the technology, media and telecommunications sector including television, mobile and cloud computing.

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.