10 quick tips for a successful funding round

You've decided that you need to raise money! Growing some thick skin is a good start but read on for 10 other tips on how to successfully close your funding round.   1. Your deck. Know every last detail but don't always include it Expect it to take a long time to perfect your pitchdeck. It makes you think deeply about all parts of your business and pushes you to do more research ...

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Tom Maddocks and Tracy Doree – #AfterDinnerRoundups

This week's dinners covered the topics of marketing and fundraising, with speakers from the investment and media worlds. Tom Maddocks, ex-BBC2 reporter and now one of the UK's leading authorities on media training and presentation coaching. Dinner with Tracy Doree, founding partner at Spring Partners As part of our 'Meet the investor' series, Tracy Doree spoke extensively about the fundraising process and how to do it successfully. Having experienced fundraising from both ...

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Topics next week: Media Coverage, Investment & a spot of breakfast

If you're looking to do a spot of networking, why not get some insider knowledge while you're at it? Up next week we have media expert Tom Maddocks talking on how to get journalists interested in your company, as well as Tracy Doree, founding partner of Spring Partners chatting about getting investment for your business. Getting journalists interested in your company. Dine with expert, Tom Maddocks Getting press coverage for your business ...

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FinTech, fundraising & changes in the banking industry #AfterDinnerRoundup

This week we saw Alick Varma, founder of Osper, a mobile banking app for young people aged between 8-18 years old, speak at dinner on the topics of FinTech, fundraising and the changes happening in the banking industry. With financial education being poor in the UK and many parents feeling ill at ease with teaching their children about money, Alick felt there was a hole to be plugged when it ...

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When & how to fundraise, FinTech & New banking, topics at Next Week’s Dinners

As the weather continues to turn warmer, and the nights become longer, there really is no better way to spend a weekday evening than doing a spot of networking over a delicious meal (and a glass or two of wine). Next week sees us hearing from the founder of Index-backed mobile banking app, Osper on FinTech, fundraising and changes faced in the banking industrty on Tuesday night. Wednesday's topic is ...

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Deconstructing company valuations and Subscription businesses #AfterDinnerRoundup

We had a great week talking about everything from subscription business models to how a company is valued. Mark Williams, Director at Results International spoke extensively on deconstructing company valuations last night, whilst Edd the co-founder of Graze kicked the week off on Tuesday night sharing Graze's story. Dinner with Graze for subscription businesses Dining at the fantastic Royal Exchange Grand Cafe, Edd and his fellow diners enjoyed a dinner covering ...

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Subscription businesses and Company Valuations – Topics at next week’s dinners

We have two great dinners coming up next week, first is a dinner for subscription businesses with none other than Graze's co-founder Edd Read on Tuesday. Followed on Wednesday by a dinner catering to the inquisitive minds keen to understand company valuations. Read on for the low-down on each dinner: Dine with co-founder of Graze: dinner for subscription businesses If you're interested in the nuts and bolts of how a subscription business ...

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5 tips on how established brands can adapt and thrive

Ania, Head of Commercial Developments for Products/Digital at Travelex, let us in on a few secrets at her dinner recently about how established companies can adapt and thrive in a sea of startups. Here's her top tips for maintaining your piece of the pie: First and foremost develop a clear strategy When launching digital products there needs to be differentiation from competitors' products Change how you think and serve customers ...

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Dine with Travelex – Next Week’s dinner

You all know we love food here at TableCrowd HQ, so we're excited that next week has two great evenings in store for you. The first being Pancake Day on Tuesday 9 February (any excuse to whip up a batch of mouth-watering stack of pancakes!), followed swiftly by our Travelex dinner on Wednesday evening at Piccolino, Exchange Square. Ania Walker, Head of Commercial Development for Products/Digital at Travelex will be ...

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Building a successful business without funding, The Bakery, eToro: next week’s dinners at TableCrowd

As October rolls on here at TableCrowd, we've got some inspiring speakers to answer all your burning questions about how to get your business off the ground. Next week is all about start-up journeys, from idea to conception to funding, and we'll be dining with some guests who know exactly how crazy those journeys can be, like Ross Williams, who set up his incredibly successful empire Venntro in a tiny ...

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