Capital Raising for Entrepreneurs!
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Seed, Angel, Venture Capital, Step by Step, Frameworks, Templates, Checklists and Me! Everything your Business Needs!
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Created by John Colley
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 88 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organise a Financial Strategy for their business
  • Put together a financial and a business plan
  • Understand who is out there who might provide capital for their business
  • Know how to find them, screen them, engage them and pitch them for money
  • Prepare and deliver and amazing presentation to potential investors
  • In summary, how to Strategise, Plan, Prepare and Pitch Investors!
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Requirements
  • Access to Spreadsheet and Presentation software - Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint
  • A determination to succeed despite the odds!
  • Commitment to following every step of this course - there are no short cuts!
  • In the face of everything, a sense of humour :)
Description

Welcome to Capital Raising for Entrepreneurs!

Are you an Entrepreneur? Does your Business need Capital?
Does this terrify you?
Where do you start?

Start Here - this course is designed to take you through the whole process from Planning to finding Investors.
Along the way you will learn a lot about your business and even more about the way Investors think!

In this course you will discover and come to understand:
* The investor landscape
* The stage your business is at
* How much money you should raise
* Whether you match an investor's investment criteria?
* The four key questions you need to know about VCs!
* How the investment process works
* The importance of investment size, stage, geography, sector and more
* How to think like a VC
* How VCs value your business
* How VCs make decisions
* How to evaluate your own business as a VC would
* 36 Questions you must ask a VC before they invest in you
* The key questions you can expect them to ask you!
* How to email investors
* How to get investors' emails if you don't have them - without breaking the law!
* Everything you need to know to Pitch and Present your business to investors
* How to deliver a winning management presentation that will blow their socks off!
* How to find Angel Investors and VCs
* How you can efficiently and effectively manage the investment process!

And so much more!

My name is John Colley - I have been advising Technology Companies since 1998 on Strategy and Capital Raising! I have put this course together based on my experience of working closely with Entrepreneurs as well as having co-founded two businesses myself.

This is my course to help you beat the odds! I want you to succeed and really look forward to working with you to help you to make a success of your business!

Enroll today and I look forward to seeing you inside the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs who have a business which needs to raise capital
  • Any Entrepreneur who is considering raising capital from Angels or Venture Capitalists
  • Anyone who is planning to start a business and wants to know how they are going to be able to fund it
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
05:55:25
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Welcome to the Course!
1 Lecture 05:04

Welcome to this Course and thank you for enrolling.

My name is John Colley and I have been advising companies since 1988 and Technology Companies since 1998.

This Course will, in essence cover just four things:

  • How to work out how much to raise
  • How to work out how to spend it
  • How to work out who to get it from; and
  • How to persuade them to give it to you.

Capital Raising for Entrepreneurs!

The Slide Deck is attached as a PDF for you to download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

Preview 05:04
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Lets Get Started Right Away
5 Lectures 19:21

This explains the different types of investors and explains the stages at which they like to invest. This is meant to be a helpful summary for anyone who is new to this market.  The PDF of the slide deck is available for download.

Preview 05:23

If you are new to the world of finance, it is helpful to understand the differences between an VC and a PE - Venture Capital and Private Equity - investor.  This is not a very technical explanation but should be enough to enable you to recognise them when you see them.  This is important because if you are looking for a venture capitalist, there is no point in contacting a private equity firm.  The slide deck is attached as a downloadable file to this lecture.

Preview 05:20

You need to evaluate the investment stage that is most suitable to the current development of your business.  This lecture shares some parameters with you which will help to make that judgement.

The Slide Deck is attached in the Resources Section for you to download.

Preview 04:05

Deciding how much money to raise can be a difficult decision.  Do you raise what you need or as much as you can?  I share my view on which of these is a better strategy in this lecture.

The Slide Deck can be downloaded from the Resources Section.

Preview 03:41

This lecture explains very simply the difference between "pre-money" and "post-money" and it is important that you know the difference because both terms are used frequently.

Preview 00:52
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Do You Really Understand Venture Capitalists?
4 Lectures 28:08

This lecture helps you to understand what makes a VC tick - what is important to him.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download.

Do You Really Understand Venture Capitalists?
08:47

Making sure that you understand a VCs criteria for investment before you approach them can save you a lot of wasted time so being clear about these criteria is important.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download.

Do You Match Their Criteria?
09:21

When doing your homework or research on potential investors, there are four key questions you need answers to which I cover in this lecture.

The Slide Deck may be downloaded from the Resources Section.

Four Key Questions to Ask?
03:28

While every Venture Capitalist has there own particular way of doing things, this lecture will help you to understand how the investment process works.  I also share some thoughts on NDAs and Term Sheets.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download.

Understanding the Investment Process
06:32
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How to Understand if You are talking to the right Investor
10 Lectures 37:28

You need to make sure that the investors you are speaking to are relevant to your business.  Put another way, that there is a match between you and their investment criteria.  This section uses a case study based on 50 real investors taken from a 2016 conference held in Berlin to illustrate what you need to be looking out for.

The spreadsheet containing the information about these investors is attached to this lecture.

Introduction: Understanding Your VCs; A Case Study
02:07

Firstly I want to remind you of the broad range of potential investors out there and make sure that you are focusing on the right investors. This course is focused on Venture Capital but you need to be able to identify a VC from a Private Equity investors, as well as the others.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download.


What Type Of Investor Are You Talking To?
06:45

While this course mainly focuses on Venture Capital funds, I thought that this detailed explanation of the different types of Private Equity funds would be informative at this stage of the course.

There is a copy of this information in a PDF in the Resources Section which can be downloaded.

A Detailed Breakdown of Different Types of Private Equity Funds
02:20

Venture Capitalists have an investment sweet spot based on the size of the investment they are making.  This is often directly related to the size of the fund from which they are making the investment and you need to ensure that you understand what this is and that it matches your funding requirement.

The silde deck and the PDF shown in the video are attached as downloadable documents with this lecture.

What is their Ideal Investment Size?
04:43

It is important to ensure that you look for investment from Venture Capitalists when your business gets to the right stage.  Some of this is defined in jargonistic terms, another way is to look at your business from a financial perspective. This lecture does both.

The Slide Deck is attached as a downloadable file with this lecture.

What Stage Do They Invest At?
03:20

Venture Capitalists, and particularly Tech VCs, are very sector and sub-sector specific about where they want to invest.  This lecture explains the Sectors for Tech and for Non Tech investors.  I also share from the Case Study investors, their sector specifications so that you can use this to frame your own sub-sector market position.  

The Slide Deck is also attached as a downloadable file with this lecture.

How Can You Define Venture Capitalists' Sector Interest?
02:51

All Venture Capitalists will be able to define geographic limitations to their investment scope.  I explain in this lecture how this works and also provide you with the real life example from our case study.  

This list is available as a download attached to this lecture.

I also explain the importance of a VC's office to the location of your business which is another, not so obvious, investment limitation.

The Slide Deck is also attached as a downloadable file with this lecture.

What Part Does Geography Play?
04:25

When you bring a Venture Capital investor into your business he will expect to have some influence over the management of the company.  How active or passive this is will depend on his investment style.  The structure of the deal (minority, majority etc.) can take various forms but in any event the detail is all in the investment agreement you mutually agree.

I have included the PDF of the Slide Deck, as well as a PDF from the VC Profiles showing how they describe their own style and their preferences for deal structures.

What is meant by Style and Structure?
04:14

Venture Capitalists have key investment criteria with which they screen their investments. I provide a list of the main criteria in the lecture and you can down load the Slide Deck to take a copy of these.

I have also added to this lecture the key investment criteria which the VCs from our Berlin conference specify and you can see that these are couched in much less specific terms.  

Finding out what an investors key criteria are is a very important part of the work you must do when trying to short list potential VCs to speak with.

What is meant by Key Investment Criteria?
02:36

This lecture summarises everything covered in this section and I hope now you have a much better understanding of what and who VCs are and their complex criteria for making investments.

The Slide Deck is attached to this lecture as a downloadable resource.

Section Summary: Do You Understand VCs?
04:07
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Looking at Things from the VC Point of View
16 Lectures 01:05:33

This section is all about putting yourself in the shoes of the VC and discovering how to think like he does. By understanding his perspective, you will greatly improve your ability to present your business to VCs in terms that they understand.  There is a Project at the end of this section to help you implement what you are about to discover here.

Thinking Like a VC - How to Evaluate Deals Like a VC
04:07

If you understand what is important to a Venture Capitalist, it is easier to pitch your deal in terms that he will understand and which will help to make your deal more attractive than other deals that he is looking at.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is attached in the Resources Section and can be downloaded.

What Factors are important to VCs?
05:42

In case you were wondering, this NASDAQ document explains the requirements for IPOs on their market.

In Case You Were Wondering, NASDAQ Guide to Initial Listing
00:13

Venture Capitalists will certainly approach valuation from a different perspective to you and will end up with (almost certainly) a lower number than you will.  This lecture explains the "rule of thumb" rules you can expect them to apply when considering the value of your company.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download in the Resources Section.

Considering Valuation from the VC Perspective
05:37

At the Seed and Angel stage, valuation of a business with few revenues, no profits which burns cash can be problematic. In this lecture I share a simple formula for arriving at a valuation which can then be discussed and negotiated by both sides.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is attached in the Resources Section to be downloaded if you wish.

Preview 07:02

When you get to the Series A investment stage, you can use the company's revenues and, if they exist, EBITDA, to arrive at an initial valuation. This lecture outlines the method for doing this.

The PDF is available as a download from the Resources Section.

How do Investors Value a Series A Investment?
03:48

Market Size is one of the three critical factors that Venture Capital investors will look at closely.  The other two being product and team. This lecture shares their perspective with you and should help you to scope your presentation of your addressable market in their terms.

The PDF of the Slide Deck may be downloaded from the Resources Section.

How do VCs look at your Market?
04:00

The product evaluation process is a critical one and Venture Capitalists can expect to complete this due diligence thoroughly.  This lecture explains the steps you may expect them to take and will help you to prepare so that you can meet their expectations.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available for download from the Resources Section.

What do VCs think about your Product or Service?
04:53

The evaluation of management is one of the most important parts of the investment process and you can expect that you and your team will be scrutinised in great detail.  This lecture will help you to manage that process by understanding what the VCs are looking for.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available in the Resources Section for download.

How do VCs evaluate You and your Management Team?
05:46

Venture Capitalists make investments so that they can make money down the line and a strong, highly valued exit is a critical component of that process. They want to know before they go in, how they are going to get out.

This lecture sheds some light on the way the Venture Capitalists think about Exit Strategies and therefore how you must think about them too.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available for download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

Why is Exit Strategy important to VCs?
05:31

Barriers to entry are an important factor in both margins and exit strategy and are therefore considered carefully by Venture Capitalists.  In this lecture I explain some of these and why they are important.  You must be able to explain your barriers to entry to prospective investors.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available for download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

Why are Barriers to Entry important?
05:53

Venture Capitalists want to invest in market leaders and they therefore evaluate the competitive landscape very carefully.  This lecture explains their approach and why you need to have as good a grip on who your competitors are as they do.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available for download in the Resources Section.

How do VCs consider your Competition?
03:34

Venture Capitalists need to be able to understand the historic and projected financial performance of your company.  They see hundreds of plans and they know what they are looking for.  If you don't provide what they need then you are reducing your chances of getting to that first meeting.  In this lecture I tell you what financial information you need to provide and its a lot easier than you may think.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available for download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

What Financial Information is important to VCs?
02:43

Venture Capitalists are continually evaluating deals to ensure that they are investing in the best deals,  You need to understand how they think and the criteria they are evaluating you and your competing entrepreneurs against to ensure that you can position yourself in the best possible position to get an investment.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available to download in the Resources Section.  There is also a Deal Criteria Checklist for you to download - how to you stand up?

What is the typical VC Decision Making Process?
04:12

I am indebted to Rob Go from Next View Ventures for his permission to share this infographic with you.  I think it is an excellent way to visualise how VCs make decisions and why you need to be ticking all the boxes!

The infographic is a PDF attached in the Resources Section of this lecture.

Seed Stage VC's Decision Tree
00:40

In this Project, I have provided you with some detailed criteria against which to evaluate your own business. The list is written from the VCs perspective so you are going to have to think about the current state of his existing investments and funds.  Once you have done this thinking like a VC, do it again but from your perspective as an Entrepreneur.  Where are the differences? The Gaps?

If you want to make it really interesting, ask a friend who knows your business, or maybe one of your management team, to repeat the exercise and see what scores he/she allocates to your business.

A PDF and Spreadsheet of the Criteria may be downloaded from the Resources Section of this lecture.

Project: Evaluate Your Own Startup
01:51
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What Questions Should You Ask VCs?
8 Lectures 18:44

This section is all about suggesting some key questions that you can ask potential investors in your business so that you can learn how they are going handle the potential investment in your business.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Overview
01:57

Understanding something about the fund from which they will make the investment in your business is important.  Here are some potential questions to put to the Venture Capitalists.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 1 - Fund Profile
02:44

If you are going to be working with a Venture Capitalist for several years, you certainly want to try to find out what that is going to be like.  Here are some questions to grill them with.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 2 - Investment Style
02:14

Get under the skin of your potential Venture Capitalist partner - find out about their exposure to deal flow and how they tackle deals.  This will give you insights into how they will look at you as a potential investee company.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 3 - Deal Flow
03:04

Every VC has a slightly different approach to the investment process - so don't be afraid to ask them some direct questions about their process.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 4 - Process
02:58

Deal Structures are critical - the devil is really in this detail and the structure of the deal will materially affect how the returns are divided on exit so you need to understand this part of the deal. These are a few questions to get the ball rolling.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

36 Questions to Ask a VC Part 5 - Structure
02:54

What does your Venture Capital partner bring to the table other than money.  This is the time to find out, not after the deal has closed.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the Resources Section of this lecture.

Preview 02:34

This is the other side of the coin - the questions that you can expect from the VCs.

Key Questions That You Can Expect a VC to Ask You
00:19
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How to Email Investors
4 Lectures 15:25

Cold emailing a potential investor is not ideal but it may be the only way for you to reach out to them. This lecture contains advice on how to do it to best effect.

The attached PDF contains some draft email templates which you can amend as well as a link to a Chrome Template Extension which you might find helpful.

The Slide Deck is also attached for you to download.

How to Write an Introductory Email to an Investor
04:44

If you have someone who can introduce you to an investor, then sending them a fowardable email is a great way to get them to make that warm introduction.  This lecture explains how to to that effectively. The attached PDF sets out in detail a template email for you to adapt.

The Slide Deck is also attached as a downloadable file in the Resources Section of the email.

The Power of Forwardable Emails
02:29

Here are some tips on how NOT to send emails to investors. These pitfalls are easily avoided if you know how - and now you do!

The Slide Deck is attached for you to download in the Resources Section.

How NOT to email investors
03:38

Sending an email to a prospective investor is a great way to kick off a relationship, but what if you don't have it.  Never fear, here are some suggestions on how to find out what it is without resorting to completely under hand tactics.

The PDF of the Slide Deck is available in the Resources Section to download.

How to Find an Investors Email Address (if you don't have it)
04:34
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What You Need to Know to Present Your Business to Investors
8 Lectures 44:51

You never know when you are going to meet a potential investor so you need to have your 60 second pitch ready.  This video explains exactly what you need to include in this vital 60 second pitch.

The slide deck is attached as a PDF to this lecture.


How to Deliver a 60 Second Pitch
05:05

VCs see hundreds of deals a year and screen to eliminate most of these very quickly.  In order to maximise your chances of engaging their attention, you need to be aware of their screening criteria.  This video explains the Sixteen "Buttons" you will need to push to maximise your chances of getting their attention.


The slide deck is attached as a PDF to this lecture.

The Sixteen Magic Words Investors Want to Hear from You
09:07

When reaching out to a VC, you need to engage his/her attention quickly.  In addition to providing a "Pitch Deck" which could take 20 minutes to read through, a "One Pager" is a great way to get across all your key messages quickly, arouse their interest and great improve the chances that they will take a look at your pitch document. This video explains what you need to include in your one pager and how to write it.


The slide deck is attached as a PDF to this lecture.

Preview 07:45

In this lecture I want to share some top tips on preparing to pitch investors, what they expect from you and some of the pitfalls to avoid when making your pitch.  There is also a really exciting idea about how to really stand out from the crowd and connect with potential investors!

The PDF is available to down load in the resources section of this lecture.

Top Tips on Preparing to Pitch Investors
08:05

This lecture explains the core material you need to cover in your presentation to investors.  I have attached the PDF but also a Keynote and Powerpoint version so that you can use it as a starting point template for your presentation. The latter two have been zipped in order to upload them here.  Download and unzip.

I have also included a simple outline of the contents of a Pitch in a PDF for you to use as a simple check list.

You can also find lots of great examples of really creative pitch decks at Bestpitchdecks dot com.  The link is in the external resources.

How to prepare a Pitch Deck for an Investor
07:41

This lecture shares an outline for a Business Plan with you so that you can prepare yours, in the event that you do not already have one.

How to Prepare a Business Plan and Executive Summary
00:06

You financing strategy is all about how you are going to allocate the cash you have in your business, from operations and capital raising, to the tasks associated with achieving your business plan.  This needs to be worked out in detail to be sure that you have sufficient capital to achieve your plan.  The key elements are explained here. 

The PDF of ths Slide Deck is attached for download in the Resources Section.

How to Prepare a Financing Strategy
02:26

Your financial plan is one of the cornerstones of your business strategy - it is a real life, real time business tool and should be treated as such. In this lecture I cover its main parts.

The Slide Deck PDF may be downloaded from the Resources Section of this lecture.

Key Elements of the Financial Plan
04:36
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How to Deliver Winning Presentation to Investors
9 Lectures 01:16:56

When you pitch to investors, you first need to place yourself in their shoes to understand what it is that they want from you.  Only then can you begin to craft your presentation.  This video helps to explain what they are looking for from you.

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.

What do Investors Want?
07:06

It is important that your Management Presentation covers the critical information that the VC will want to understand in an organised and structured presentation.  To make sure you don't leave anything out, here is a check list of topics which must be included, albeit this is not the exact sequence or style of presentation that I would recommend.  Check out the later video on the Management Presentation for that.

A downloadable PDF of the slide deck is included with this lecture.

Outline Presentation Checklist
12:19

The acronym "AIDA" comes from copywriting but its a helpful tool in this context.  It reminds us that we have to draw our audience into our world and get them excited about what we have to offer them before we try to sell to them.  I also share with you the parallel scenario of the car salesman, the master of the art of selling - and help you to understand why he does what he does before closing the deal.  Remember, you are in a sales meeting too!


A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.

AIDA - Why Pitching VCs is Like Buying a Car!
04:50

You pitch is so much more than just a recitation of the fact, features and benefits of your business. You are in a sales meeting and you are selling your equity in return for cash - so treat it like a sales meeting and make sure you do everything you can to sell!

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.

Selling Your Pitch
10:55

I want to share with you some key tenets which will help lift your pitch above the average.  I want you to use stories, to humanise your pitch, make it more interesting and engaging.  You need to connect with your VC audience so that they become passionate proponents of your project and this lecture will help you to achieve this.

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.


Pitching to Win!
10:11

Before we talk about the management presentation itself, I would like to discuss how you should run this first meeting with the VC.  It is very important that you take control of the agenda from the outset and that you make your time limitations clear.  I share with you how this all works and why it is important in this lecture.

A downloadable PDF of the slide deck is included with this lecture.

How to Run the Meeting
08:04

Now its time to bring things together and I want to walk you through the key parts of your management presentation so that you can understand its construction which will make creating your own so much easier.  Try to remember what has been covered so far and weave those components into your narrative as well.

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.


Outline Management Presentation
13:04

You must not forget that you will be challenged on your plan and your financial model assumptions and I do not want you to forget this.  Make sure you are in command of all the detail because, sooner or later, these questions are coming your way and you cannot afford to flunk this test of your competence.

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.


Defending Your Plan
09:00

Now its time for you to have a go at creating your own management presentation and I have provided you with some templates to work with attached with this lecture.  The keynote presentation has been zipped prior to uploading,

ACTIVITY: Create Your Own Presentation
01:27
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Managing the Investment Process
7 Lectures 36:39

This is a video I recorded back in 2012 but the content is still valid today and I think its a very help summary of the investment process and I thought it would provide some interesting information at this stage of the course.

Can You Find Me The Right Investor? An Overview of the Process
17:48

If you understand how VCs source deals, you can try to reverse engineer the process to source your own introductions to VCs.  In this lecture I share these sources with you. 

The PDF of the Slide Deck is attached for download in the Resources Section.

How do Venture Capitalists Source Deals?
03:10

Finding Angel investors is not an easy process but it has to be a personal one.  Angel Investors make their decisions on a very personal basis, they are backing you.  You need to do the work.  I cannot do it for you.  Here are some suggestions and links which you might find helpful.

The Slide Deck is available as a PDF download in the resources section of this lecture.

How to find Angel Investors
03:52

Finding Venture Capital investors is not easy but I have tried to steer you towards some of the better resources for finding them.  A word - some of these are not free (I have no axe to grind here - no affiliate relationships or benefit for me if you subscribe to them). I have tried to provide some free sources too!

The PDF of the Slide Deck is attached with the links which I have also included in the resources section.

How to Find Venture Capital Investors
02:13

Here are two further resources you can use to find potential investors.

Funding Portal Website
00:13

The process does not stop after the first meeting and this lecture briefly explains the steps you can expect to follow a successful first meeting.

A downloadable PDF of the slidedeck is included with this lecture.


What Happens Next? The Investment Process
05:16

This lecture shares with you my two simple spreadsheets for managing the investment process.  Both can be download from the Resources section along with the PDF of the Slide Deck.

How to Manage The Investment Process
04:07
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I have spent over 25 years working as an Investment Banker, advising hundreds of companies about Strategy, Fund Raising and Mergers and Acquisitions. My experience ranges from advising Start up companies through to Billion $ Global Corporations. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute here in the UK.

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I have been active in Social Media since 2002 when I was an early member of eCademy. Since then I have my own blog, a podcast, a video channel and now am a leading online course instructor.

My current Podcast, The Online Learning Podcast, dedicated to eLearning and Udemy can be found as a free course below.

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I relish the opportunity to interact and engage with you to share ideas and inspiration! Please ask me any questions you might have about my courses - I may not have an immediate answer, but I will find it!

Because of my experience, I am also available for coaching/mentoring to people who have completed my courses and are putting their new skills to work on real projects. Contact me through Udemy or the links below my profile picture. I am here to help!

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A Bit about Me!

I live with my wife in a 14th Century Medieval Hall house in Wiltshire in England with our Border Collie, Henry. I love wine, first edition books and vintage toy cars - quite keen on lego too! :)

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