Tech Business MiniMBA #2: Fundraising for Start-ups - Lessons Learned

Event Info

Wed 24 Apr, 2013 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Young Foundation
18 Victoria Park Square
London, E2 9PF, UK (Map)
Cost: FREE, RSVP required


One of the biggest pitfalls in small start-up businesses is the lack of capital and investment. While lots of web sites, such as TechCrunch, report on the success stories of those who raised investment, strategies for successful fundraising remain unclear.

In this workshop, Tom will take you through his journey that saw him raise £8m+ for his two startups: and Shutl. He will talk through methods of raising capital from bank, angels and venture capitalists and give a picture of basic fundraising readiness and strategy. Tom will give high level overview and then aim to answer any questions that you may have. 

This workshop will be presented by Tom Allason, CEO and founder of Shutl.


Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, please arrive in good time so as not to disrupt the presentation. Drinks and snacks will be provided as we appreciate you'll probably have been working hard all day. If you have any questions relating to the series please contact Caroline Heron at carolineatminibarlabs [dot] com.


The Tech Business MiniMBA is delivered by MiniBarLabs in partnership with the ICT KTN

About the event series

The TechBusiness MiniMBA series addresses common business issues in web and tech companies. Our presenters are successful entrepreneurs, CTOs, investors, accountants and lawyers, who are amongst the best in the UK’s web sector. To find out more about the series and RSVP to upcoming events please see here.


About MiniBarLabs

It’s hard to create a brief description of what we’ve been doing for the last 7 years, but everything we do via MiniBarLabs is about connecting new technologies, digital start ups, products and services with innovative people and communities (and vice versa).

MiniBar is the UK’s biggest technology community with over 6400 members. 300 of us meet once a month to catch up on the latest techie news and trends. Our TechBusiness MiniMBA gathers together some of UK’s top experts who advise on how best to manage, measure, promote and expand your tech business. The CodeMaker workshops teach the essentials of coding and how to build mobile and web apps. It will provide everything you need to know about the behind the scenes of the internet so that you may take control of your startup or digital project.

We also develop purpose built events for start ups, agencies and big tech companies as well as business strategies for companies large and small. In short: we are MiniBarLabs – we tinker, tailor, tutor, train…


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