Online Masterclass: Create an Executive Summary that attracts investors

The online masterclass, “Create an Executive Summary that attracts investors” gives you everything you need to create an Executive Summary for business angels or crowdfunding investors that really sells your investment opportunity. During the 90 minute online masterclass, developed with input and feedback from active investors, you will:

  • Learn to use the 7 Essentials of a successful pitch to structure your Exec Summary
  • Do a practical exercises to describe your business in one succinct sentence
  • Receive a ready-to-use Exec Summary template which investors love
  • Develop a series of “proof points” that show investors you have traction
  • Discover the three most important things to include in your Exec Summary
  • Receive a supporting workbook, additional resources and proven tips

In addition to the the 90 minute online masterclass, if you submit your draft Executive Summary (using the template provided in the Masterclass) the course leader, Hatty Fawcett, will conduct a review of this and provide detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement, giving you additional confidence that you have an Exec Summary that will attract investors.

Places are limited to ensure a good interactive experience.

As the meeting is online, there is no travel time to the meeting, simply log onto the meeting from your computer wherever you are. Come ready to participate fully!

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About Hatty

Hatty Fawcett raised £250,000 through crowdfunding and angel investment for her own business venture. She learnt the hard way what it takes to raise investment and is now on a mission to make it quicker and easier for other businesses to access finance through these routes.

Hatty runs Focused for Business and has helped many start-ups and small businesses become “investor ready” and raise investment. She regularly speaks on crowdfunding and is an active blogger on the subject of raising investment.

Hatty is also a Regional Manager for Angels Den, the Business Angel Network and crowdfunding platform and is a Talent Spotter for The Start-up Funding Club. She runs free, monthly Funding Clinics giving businesses the opportunity to discuss their funding requirements in an informal clinic and to receive tailored advice.

What people say about Hatty

“Hatty is a great teacher! The rich content of the course kept me interested and helped me. This course has given me confidence.” Sue Frost, Co-founder Curamicus

“Hatty was a fantastic coach helping us create a short pitch, ensuring the delivery of key investor information in a simple but effective way” Gill Hayward, Co-Founder, YUU World

“Hatty made the daunting process of accelerating my business a simple, outlined and structured process. As a company we have gained direction, professionalism and valuable information through her insights”. Arun Thangavel, Co-Founder, Hollabox

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Crowdfunding Accelerator graduates raise almost £400K of investment

Crowdfunding Accelerator graduates raise almost £400K

In the last half of 2016, graduates of Crowdfunding Accelerator raised almost £400K of investment for their businesses proving that crowdfunding remains a good way to raise investment. Crowdfunding Accelerator, an eight week online programme, makes it quicker and easier to prepare for crowdfunding, focusing your attention on the things that really matter.

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New crowdfunding regulation could make it harder to get accepted onto a crowdfunding platform

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which regulates both peer-to-peer lenders and equity crowdfunding platforms has announced that it plans to introduce more regulation to protect potential investors and help them understand the risks of investing via crowdfunding.

Areas likely to come under scrutiny include:

  • more prescriptive requirements on the content and timing of disclosures
  • better management of conflicts of interest
  • improved standards of due diligence and
  • enhanced client assessment rules.

These changes could lead to new eligibility requirements for companies wishing to crowdfund and greater scrutiny of their businesses plans and forecasts, making it harder for businesses to be accepted onto equity crowdfunding platforms. It is also possible that crowdfunding pitches will require greater validation in order that risks can be more accurately assessed and reported.

Read the FCA’s an assessment of new rules for crowdfunding

Want help with your crowdfunding application and campaign? Learn how Crowdfunding Accelerator makes successful crowdfunding quicker and easier