Manchester, England

Demystifyng venture capital investment - Going through the steps

This event will take you through the motions of venture capital investment into digital startups from first meeting to cash in the bank and beyond. We have selected speakers and panelists that have significant experience in this process. See below for speaker profiles.

The First Timer....

Are you seeking investment to grow your business? Have you wondered about your emotions when seen for the first time a large sum of money in your business account from a venture capitalist or a business angel? How long have you been on your quest to secure funding? Have you wondered why others are getting funded when you have not quite succeeded? If so, this is the event for you to hear from those involved in typical transtions, an investor, an entrepreneur, a corporate lawyer and a corporate financier.

The Seasonal Player...

You have raised funding before (invested or made the deal on behalf of investor or investee) and keen to share your experience with those who are going through this journey first time or had mixed successes in the past.

Event Sponsors - Next2Friends

Next2Friends delivers content and connections that entertain, engage and enhance life, by bringing together the full capabilities of both mobile and PC-based internet technology, the comprehensive suite of applications and features provide rich media, commercial and communication services to today’s connected consumer. Please join the Northern StartUps Group at Next2Friends

Is this event for you? Be part of the Northern ecosystem

Northern StartUp 2.0 is North of England's premier event series for Digital Startups to meet, learn and share experience with like minded individuals made up of entrepreneurs, investors, deal makers and service providers, in an informal setting. Are you a startup or early stage digital technology company? Or have you got a killer idea with some early code you want to tell others about? Are you looking for seedcorn or second round of funding, team members, mentors, partners, and/or ideas to commercialise your product? Do you need help writing your business plan? Have you got loads of money and love to invest in startups? Do you provide support services (e.g. PR)? Are you a blogger or journalist looking for breaking news? Or do you just like to hang out with startups? Or do you want to know how to leverage technologies to achieve a competitive advantage? If so, this event is for you.


18:00 to 19:00 Registration & Networking
19:00 to 19:45 Short speaches by Panel Members
19:45 to 20:00 Break
20:00 to 21:00 Panel Discussion

The Investor - Roy Shelton - DropJawVentures

Roy Shelton has spent the last 22 years building international technology and telecoms businesses including Prime Carrier, Azure Solutions & Cerebrus. Working with government, senior industry and investment communities around the world, Roy has gained a reputation as an early evangelist of the emerging technologies that evolve to lead their field. DropJaw Ventures Limited founded by Roy is an early stage Investor into emerging and aspiring technology companies. DropJawVentures have invested into Next2Friends and Custos, and currently looking for other investment opportunities. Roy has seen his investment into Next2Friends risen up by 10 fold over the last 12 months, when the latest investor valued the company at $25 million.

Entrepreneur - Robert Wakeling - Wadaro

Robert has over 20 years of hands-on industrial experience featuring various senior management positions and years of corporate development and governance. Robert has provided strong thought leadership and continues to be a strong analyst of future trends in wireless technologies. Robert founded Wadaro 2 years ago and successfully raised seedcorn funding from regional venture capital market. He is currently negotiating the next round - Series A.

Corporate Lawyer - Stuart Scott-Goldstone - Aaron & Partners

Stuart Scott-Goldstone is Head of the Corporate/Commercial Team at Aaron & Partners LLP, a commercial law firm with offices in Manchester and Chester. Stuart specialises in corporate finance transactions and has advised both investors and companies on a large number of early stage and start up investments in the North West, particular those involving regional venture capital funds.

Attendance Fees (inclusive of VAT):

£10 for students (must be in full time education and not working - simply showing a valid student card is not sufficient. Please do not abuse this discount)
£30 for all others. Press on thumbnail and then select pdf icon to download the invoice

Please bring correct amount in cash, cheque (payable to eveo Ltd) or bank transfer directly to Account No. 21281917 Sort Code 40-17-06. Please use reference "NS20-Oct08"

- Annual Enterprise Pass - £500.00 (up to three individuals from your company per event , not exchangeable outside the company)
- Annual Individual Pass - £250.00 (not exchangeable)

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Added by ManojRanaweera on October 14, 2008