Investors’ strategies and options – Presentation and Q&A with Frederic Daumas
23 March 2021
11.00 – 12.00 CET
InnoRate is an H2020 project, aimed at supporting innovative, tech-driven start-ups and SMEs with high growth potential to have easier access to the financing solutions required to scale and grow. The concept is simple: design, develop, test and deploy an EU recognised service platform – the InnoRate Service Platform – to support and improve the decision – making processes of investors for financing innovative start-ups and SMEs, especially those that are driving or providing innovations, which have the potential to disrupt existing or create new markets.
About the webinar:
This 60 – minute webinar session is for European SMEs and start-ups who seek concrete tips and tricks on how they can ensure their company’s investment readiness. When looking at investment readiness, the last thing an entrepreneur wants to think about is how their start-up / project will end. Yet, one of the first things a potential investor (equity) asks about is the company’s exit strategy. The answer the entrepreneur will give can make or break their ability to get an investment. Thus, our expert will delve specifically into the key following elements:
- What are the different types of entry conditions and how do these impact exit strategies?
- What types of exit strategies appeal to investors? (e.g. M&A by another company; IPO; Equity firm etc)
- When do such exit rules enter into place?
- What is the best exit strategy to protect the value created and maximise financial return for founders?
11:00 – 11:05 Introduction to InnoRate, the webinar structure and our expert
11:05 – 11:10 Presentation of the InnoRate platform
11:10 – 11:40 Presentation on different investor strategies & options
11:40 – 11: 55 Interactive Q&A session
11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks
The InnoRate investment readiness services focus on the investment readiness preparation of Europe’s innovators and SMEs. Thus, the primary target audience of the investment readiness services is European SMEs, start-ups, and innovators from across the EU, who may be at any stage of the funding cycle. Through the investment readiness services, we seek to engage pilot EU SMEs looking for seed/scale up funding with high investment potential.
About the expert:
Dr Frederic Daumas is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Upperion, a French organisation that invests in B2B innovations in ICT, MedTech, Biotech, and Industry 4.0 as a seed investor. Upperion also connects innovators with industrial companies to empower their innovative transformation such as digital transformation or the data analytics culture. Nowadays, Dr Frederic Daumas uses his experience on supporting Innovation to advise public bodies such as universities and EPCI as well as support structures (Technopoles, Incubators and Accelerators) with creating and implementing specific incubation programmes, funds and support tools.
If you are interested in learning more about InnoRate and our platform, please register here.
If you have any questions or topics that you would like to be covered in the Q&A, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to ask them during the Q&A session.