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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
"Investor-ready" start-ups: an event today
There's a free event coming up this evening for which, IP Finance understands, there are still some spare tickets -- if you're a tech enterpreneur or service provider. This may be of some interest to readers, either because they need the services which are show-cased here or because they already provide them and are curious to learn how others do so. Details are as follows:
Making your tech start-up "investor-ready"
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Amoo Venture Capital Advisorypresents “Amoo Booster Series”. As part of our commitment to nurturing the tech ecosystem we have set up Amoo Booster Series which is a monthly event with notable speakers from the industry, that are as passionate about startups as we are.
The aim is to deliver practical advice startups can implement right away. This is done in a friendly space with the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and investors; we have created a community for like-minded people to communicate, share ideas and explore ways to support each other.
Hear from a venture capitalist, an angel, an entrepreneur, a patent attorney, a lawyer and an accountant. They will run through how you can make your start-up investment-ready.
Simon Halberstam - Lawyer and partner in the Technology team at law firm Kingsley Napley
Mark Twum-Ampofo - Accountant and partner who specialises in the Technology sector at accountancy firm Kingston Smith
Patrick Bergel - Entrepreneur and founder of Animal Systems who has developed an amazing new technology for communicating between mobile devices using sound, and who has leveraged his intellectual property to secure funding from Imperial Innovations
Gerard Chandrahasen - Patent Attorney and partner specialising in software patents at patent attorney firm SC Patents
Ellen van der Broek- Ellen is a director at her own company WH PH Ltd, advising private equity and corporate clients on investments, strategy and fundraising. She has worked both with venture funds as well as startups. Since October 2011 she has been working exclusively as an Advisor to DN Capital. Prior to this, she worked in the Private Equity Secondaries team of Partners Group and has also been an investment banker on private equity transactions, working in the Financial Sponsors team of ABN AMRO. She holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.