Raising Finance

Host: ScaleUp 360

Location: Online

Cost: FREE


Friday, 28th January 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What will we cover?

We start by distinguishing good and bad reasons for raising finance, before looking at the options available to growing firms. Some will be more suitable for you than others, so we identify the pros and cons of each.

We then consider a number of ways to value your business and suggest that there is no right way. This leads into a discussion of what investors and lenders expect to see before they will advance funds.

As well as choosing the right type of finance, it’s important to find the right investor and lender. We discuss how to do this using some real world case studies.

It is then time to consider the negotiations themselves, what is likely to happen, and how best to proceed. It’s usually a good idea to produce a pitch deck, so we look at some good (and bad) examples. 

The morning ends by looking at what sort of financial help the government can offer.

What will I learn?

 what types of finance are available to growing firms
which option is right for your business
how to value your business and why this is art, not science
what investors and lenders expect you to provide
where to find the right investor and lender for you
how negotiations are likely to proceed and the best way to prepare
what (not) to put in a pitch deck
which government incentives might be available

Who should attend?

Any entrepreneur, managing director, or finance director who needs to raise funds to scale their business.


Further Details
This workshop is pre-recorded and streamed as live at the advertised time. The link will be sent once you have booked a place.  You can book using your ScaleUp 360 website login details, but if you have any problems please contact scaleup360@shu.ac.uk. 

ScaleUp 360 events are exclusively for those registered on the programme. To register for the programme complete our online form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

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