Episode 13: LIVE PODCAST - How to Fundraise During Covid-19, with Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital
Welcome to our very first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to be joined by Laura Connell, Principal at Europe's Leading Tech VC - Balderton Capital - to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and what founders can do to keep going and navigate this black swan event. Seize the opportunities available to you now! Learn more from Laura in this episode and if you like what you hear, please leave a review here!
About our Guest:
Laura joined Balderton's investment team in 2018. She spent the previous three years advising early stage technology startups across sectors on topics ranging from fundraising to product launch strategies. She was also CFO of a D2C womenswear brand. Prior to this, Laura was an Assistant Researcher at Imperial College undertaking neuroscience research in the Brain Sciences Department of Imperial College's Faculty of Medicine. She started her career at Goldman Sachs for five years, first in the Investment Management Division and subsequently the Financial Institutions Group in M&A. She was a Fulbright Scholar and gained her MBA from Harvard, and she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. She speaks fluent English and French.
Learn more about Laura here and Read her Medium Blog
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors, Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
How should you network with potential investors? What are the key don'ts you absolutely must avoid, if you want to successfully build your dream network to help your business and raise money?
Look no further! In this episode, you'll hear all the great truths on the matter from J. Kelly Hoey. Author of "Build Your Dream Network", Speaker, Networking expert and LP in a few funds, former lawyer and startup accelerator leader - you bet she's seen networking from all angles. We'll get you from hating 'schmoozing' with investors, to knowing exactly what to do and how, thanks to this episode.
Learn more about J. Kelly Hoey here: