Pitch Deck is hosted by Nick Telson, founder of DesignMyNight, that he sold for over $30m in 2020. He is now co-founder at Horseplay Ventures; a startup playground.
A startup founder has 5 minutes to pitch their business to Nick and guest Angel Investors/Mentors. They then all discuss the pitch and the business itself, asking questions an Investor would ask in a real pitch. The guest Angel and Nick then discuss what they make of the business and investment opportunity.
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S5 Ep19 - Jay Radia - Mega Founder & Angel Investor
Jay is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 3 successful businesses worth over $500m: Yieldify, Reachdesk & Screenloop
He now spends his time in 3 areas: (1) Building tech companies through his startup studio Blissgrowth (2) Co-hosting the podcast Happy Millionaire - which is in the top 10 in Apple and Spotify: It's 2 friends having fun and talking about startups, success and happiness stories (3) Angel investing - he has done 40 deals so far.
His passion is to bring more joy to work and loves talking about entrepreneurship, happiness whilst having fun.
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S5 Ep18 - Reece Chowdhry - Founding Partner Concept Ventures
Founding Partner of the multi award-winning Concept Ventures, largest dedicated pre-seed fund in the UK ($60m).
Reece has invested in 80+ start-ups from idea to unicorns (6 in total) and been ranked as one of the Top Asian Tech Investors on numerous occasions by Diversity UK.
Prior to founding Concept, Reece built and sold several start-ups in the software space, 1 of which was successfully exited, 1 a complete disaster and 1 is still going today.
Passionate about giving back, Reece has created the Concept Venture Pledge where a percentage of Concept's exit profits are donated to a social cause of the founder’s choice. He has also been selected by the FT as one of the top 100 BAME leaders in tech for his consistent work in helping promote diversity in the UK tech sector.
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S5 Ep17 - Christer Holloman - Angel / Founder Dividio & EIR at HSBC
Chris founded Divido in 2014, now the world’s largest white-label platform for Buy Now Pay Later. As founder/CEO Chris took the company to 10 countries and onboarded over 100 clients including Mastercard, HSBC and BMW. They have raised over $50m are recognised as the 83rd fastest-growing company in Europe by the Financial Times '21 and achieved 1250% revenue growth over three years until 2020. Chris is also an investor with Seedcamp, who have backed over 350 startups including the likes of Revolut and Transferwise, Entrepreneur in Residence at HSBC and Fellow at Primary Venture Partners - Early-stage investor in startups based in New York.
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Chris on Linkedin
S5 Ep16 - Amory Pouldon - Double Down Ventures
Amory started life out in investment banking before moving into the energy sector and VC moving to Shell Ventures as Venture Principal. Shell Ventures an arm of the oil company, invests in early-stage companies that have reached proof-of-concept focused on fintech/insurtech/mobility and clean tech. He is now founder of his own $20m fund, D2 and looking to do 10 deals this year and a further 10 next year, focused on lean startups that don't need further funding to get to Series A and then the founder can decide whether they want to go down the VC route or grow from profitability - and has been an angel investor in the past
D2 is a different type of venture fund. They provide early stage start-ups with equity capital and also offer debt as they scale. Their objective is to bring the right type of capital at the right time to help you own more of your business at exit.
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Amory on Linkedin
S5 Ep15 - Novo Constare - Exited Founder & Angel Investor
Novo was co-founder of Syft that was acquired by Indeed.com in a multi-million pound deal and is now known as Indeed Flex, the online marketplace for temporary staffing in the UK and US supplying workers to the hospitality, retail and logistics sectors. Since exiting Syft. Novo has also angel invested and has around 15+ companies in his portfolio including BYP (Black Young Professionals), Tinto (mothers community app) and Ufurnish (marketplace for buying furniture across retailers)
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Loads of practical tips for founders
Great if you want to see things from an investor’s point of view.