Upstream is delighted to host David Hickson, Chief Strategic Development Officer at Founders Factory on 15th April from 10-11am.
Who should attend: Tech startup, pre-series A, fundraising or going to.
About David Hickson: With 20 years experience as a veteran operator across 6 startups/scaleups, David has helped hundreds of startups with their fundraising strategies. His experience includes time at one Europe’s biggest tech-companies (lastminute.com) from its founder era to its 2005 $1.1bn exit. Since then, he has raised over $100m worth of venture/investment capital for four tech ventures. David’s written what he calls the “no-BS guide” to fundraising which he will draw on for this talk.
Here’s a whistle-stop tour to whet your appetites. Got questions that relate to your own startup and fundraising experience? Sign up to the event to get them answered.
About Founders Factory: Founders Factory is a global tech operating and investing business with a portfolio of 200+ tech companies globally, 45 of which they built from scratch. Of these,
Karakuri has raised a total of £14.5m whilst portfolio-companies like Cosmose (retail-tech), Perlego (“Spotify for textbooks”) and Previse have all raised more than £9m. The award-winning pre-seed to Series A venture studio and accelerator are currently investing in
Beauty, FinTech, Home, Healthcare, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data. Founders Factory have received investment from leading corporates (incl. M&S, L’Oreal, EasyJet & Standard Bank) to build and invest in transformational new companies, solving global problems. Additionally, they were voted Hottest Early Stage Investor & Accelerator at The Europas 2018 & 2019.