How to find the right backer for fashion and style industry businesses.
Whether you are starting out or scaling up, this Masterclass will help you prepare your business for investment, find the right investor and get the best from them through to exit, be they seed investors, high net worth individuals or private equity houses.
How do you get ready for investment? Where do you find an investor? What type of investor is right for you? How do you structure the right deal? How do you work with an investor once you have them on board? These burning questions and more will be answered.
We have assembled an expert panel to impart their valuable advice and the benefit of their experience in this energetic and engaging event, including a leading entrepreneur who has raised more than $8m, one of fashion’s best known and respected business advisers and a professional investor.
Over two hours after breakfast we will have you inspired, confident and ready to start planning the next big step of your growth plan before you are back at your desk before lunchtime.
As well as the chance to quiz our speakers, you will also meet with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders in the fashion, beauty and style-related industries in the setting of one of the West End’s most fashionable hotels.
Our speakers are:
Toby Darbyshire, co-founder and CEO, of innovative underwear business Heist Studios which is backed by a number of investors including Dame Natalie Massenet’s Imaginary Ventures, Firstminute Capital, JamJar and Pembroke VCT. Toby has raised more than $8m and Heist is considered to be one of the most exciting new direct to consumer businesses in the fashion space.
Natasha Frangos, partner at top 30 accountancy firm haysmacintyre. Natasha heads up haysmacintyre’s Creative, Media and Technology (CMT) team and her clients include digital agencies, design, fashion, retail and ecommerce businesses and technology companies. She wll be speaking on the subject of preparing for investment, finding the right investor and getting what you want from a deal.
Final speaker TBC. A leading investor will discuss what they look for in an investment opportunity, what scares them off and how they like to work with companies they invest in. And finally, how and when they like to exit.
8am: Arrivals, coffee and pastries
8.30am Welcome: Lauretta Roberts, Editor in Chief, The Industry
8.35am Natasha Frangos, haysmacintyre
9.05am The investor interview
9.35am Toby Darbyshire, Heist Studios
10.05am Audience Q&A and networking
10.30am Event close
This event is FREE of charge for members of The Industry; members should please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org To become a member of The Industry and attend all of our events for free for a full year, please visit our JOIN US page.
Non-members can book here. Early bird bookers can benefit from the special price of £75+VAT until 20 June 2018 after which the price will rise to £95+VAT. Seats are also limited, so you are advised to book early.