SJIC Sundowners with Silicon Valley Bank: Raising capital for early and growth stage technology companies
Date and Time: Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 16:00
Venue: The Square Café , St John’s Innovation Centre
Join us for the fifth event in a SJIC Sundowners series created for companies across St John’s Innovation Park and the Cambridge tech and enterprise cluster. SJIC Sundowners is a series of relaxed, late afternoon events with entrepreneurs, founders, investors and inspiring people, designed to exchange know-how, take risks and drive change.
We are delighted to team up with Silicon Valley Bank to deliver an insightful session on capital raising for early and growth stage technology companies.
The workshop will provide an overview of the UK Venture Capital market trends with a focus on Cambridge ecosystem, delve into the equity fundraising process and provide a platform to understand when venture debt should be considered. All participating companies will be invited to share their experiences and to discuss issues they are currently facing in their fundraising journeys.
Our Guest Speakers, Flavia Richardson and Shane Jayaprakash, VPs in the Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank, bring a mix of 20 years’ worth of experience in Venture Capital investing and banking for technology companies and most importantly both have mentored hundreds of companies throughout their careers and enjoy working with entrepreneurs at all stages.
They will touch on the following themes and invite the audience to a roundtable discussion led by a Guest VC funded Entrepreneur:
• Funding your business
• Market update
• Equity funding
• Venture debt
JOIN US for an inspiring talk followed by further networking over beer and street-style food.
16:00 Networking over beer and street-style food
16:30 Introduction to SJIC Sundowners and Guest Speakers by David Gill, St John’s Innovation Centre
16:35 Flavia Richardson and Shane Jayaprakash, VPs in the Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank, Raising capital for early and growth stage technology companies
17:00 Roundtable discussion led by Guest VC funded Entrepreneur TBC
17:30 Q&A and further networking
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