This Informed Funding workshop is designed for businesses that anticipate the need to raise £250,000 to £5million of finance, possibly in multiple rounds, within the next two years.

It’s a major challenge financing a technology-driven start-up from “early-stage” through to a valuable, even profitable, business with commercialised products or services. Join this workshop to find out what you need to do to find the right finance at the right time.

We will cover: 

  • Getting your strategy right - how to make your business attractive to investors and enhancing your valuation. The sources of equity finance currently available in the UK
  • Other sources of finance – grants, tax credits and personal sources (eg pensions)
  • The importance of management reporting/KPIs in the eyes of the investor
  • Where does your talent strategy sit - the investor’s view

This workshop is free to access for all, but with limited places. Please register your interest in attending, priority will be given to Workspace and Club Workspace customers. 


3:30pm | Arrival 

3:45pm to 5:45pm | Workshop Session

These sessions are intense and rewarding, with leading specialist from firms that specialise in supporting growing technology businesses. 

We always encourage the sharing of ideas and challenges between attendees, something that can only be done in small Workshop Groups. 

*The Workshop is suitable for a fairly wide technology group, and that would include digital, media, and high-growth businesses with an online focus.

Workshop Advisor

Malcolm Holloway, Director at EFM

Malcolm is a finance director, venture capitalist and director of the EFM Network and provides hands-on, on-site finance support, operating either as finance director or by providing team members to assist in other finance roles. He shares his professional and practical experience, gained through many years of financial management and business leadership.

About Informed Funding  

Informed Funding is an online and offline information resource designed to help new and growing businesses identify the range of options available to them to raise finance. Workspace customers have free and exclusive access to funding strategy consultations, finance seminars, workshops and access to over 800 sources of finance. Learn more about the Informed Funding and Workspace partnership by visiting the Informed Funding Hub.

By taking part in this event you grant Informed Funding full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming for publicity or other purposes to help achieve our aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

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