The Tech Business MiniMBA #1: Fundraising for Startups

Event Info

Wed 15 Jan, 2014 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Young Foundation
18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9PF, UK
Cost: FREE, RSVP required


One of the biggest pitfalls in small start-up businesses is the lack of capital and investment. While lots of websites report on the success stories of those who raised investment, tangible ways and means to bring about that deal remain unclear.   

Matthew has worked with many new businesses and successfully guided them through the stages of startup, growth and exit. In his role on the gateway2investment team he led over 50 businesses, seeing them raise £22million in just 18 months. He also co-founded the Collider12 accelerator programme, 9Others and more recently he established the StudentUpstarts seed investment programme and UpstartsConnect workspace. 

During this presentation Matthew will provide a rounded overview of the investment landscape for tech and creative businesses. He will introduce the key figures involved in raising capital from bank, angels and venture capitalists, he will explore routes into this environment and finally, he will advise on the basic requirements funders look for in any business to assess their eligibility for investment. 


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. 


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…