In this session, Aristos Peters will explore some of the main aspects to consider when approaching angel investors, specifically how founders can work on the key 'triggers' that go towards making your deal story.
He will also be sharing his new app for startups looking to test their deal before they approach investors, D RISK IT (www.drisk.it). The project is also crowdfunding: http://www.crowdbnk.com/p/d-risk-it
The session will start with a 20 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer time which will give more of an opportunity to explore the practical issues in more detail, including issues relating to:
• the composition of a 'winning' executive summary;
• thinking through valuation;
• exit & ROI; and
• locating angels.
In Aristos Peters' early career he has built several digital entrepreneurial businesses including a boutique digital service agency, a SaaS analytics provider and an e-commerce business. He gets involved with early stage businesses to help them on the road towards growth and an eventual exit via investment capital. Aristos has secured seed funding investments, angel capital raises and corporate finance/VC investments of up to £2m.
Previously he was sourcing UK based investment opportunities for a US Venture Capital firm, Quorumm Digital Venture Partners with $500m under management, and was the London Director for the international angel investment group Keiretsu Forum. Aristos is briefly taking time out from the investment world by again walking down the entrepreneurial route with his new project, D RISK IT - an app for entrepreneurs & company founders that gives their deal an MOT before they seek financial investment from investors. At the event, Aristos will share his perspective on the steps that ventures can take to both validate and benchmark their investment opportunity to help secure investment interest.
If you have an iPhone, we recommend you install the App simple2connect, the founders of which will present briefly at the beginning of the event. Simple2connect is a professional networking application for smartphones which you can download for free on itunes. The app is quick and easy to use and helps you find out about the people in the space around you. It combines the LinkedIn API with geolocation to show you the professional profiles of people in your area.