How the hell can we raise money with Leslie of Red Dot Ventures and Tanguy of Cartouche – 24 May
May 21, 2012 by SGE
Team, Big Market, Product, Business Model, Traction, Revenues, Unfair Competitive Advantage… What are investors really looking for? How much money are they willing to bet on your idea, product, company? At what valuation? What is the real “cost” of raising money? How can you maximize your chances of raising money?
If you have ever wondered:
• if you could and should raise serious money
• how to make your company look good to investors
• what the investment process looks like
• Have already been selling your product/service for 6-12 months
• Have 3-30 people teams
• Are struggling with accelerating your companies’ growth,
Supported by Microsoft and co-organized by SGE and Tanguy Lesselin, a serial entrepreneur who has launched and financed companies in content management software, innovative e-commerce, and online services, as well as an angel investor, this session will see Tanguy share real life experiences, best practices and resources to help solve questions like:
• How much do you need? How much can you reasonably get? At what kind of valuation?
• What are the different investor categories? Which ones should you target?
• What are investors looking for?
• What does “investor-ready” really mean?
• Practically speaking, how do you raise funds in Singapore?
• What are the terms you want to avoid most?
To add to Tanguy Lesselin’s rich experience, an outstanding invitee, Leslie Loh, Managing Partner at Red Dot Ventures and Partner at Extream Ventures, board member of Spring Singapore, and an outstandingly successful entrepreneur, will be there to share with you his investment criteria (also check out a short video interview with Leslie by SGE at JFDI.asia’s Demo Day)
At the end, we’ll also have a Q&A section where SGE‘s Isaac, will place both Tanguy and Leslie on the firing line.
When: Thursday, 24 May 2012
Time: 6:00PM -7:30PM
Price: $45 $0 – subsidized by Microsoft!
Where: Level 22 CF-12, Microsoft Singapore, One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre – Singapore 018989
The session is subsidized by Microsoft. If you are interested, kindly register your interest. If you’re a startup that doesn’t fit the target as above, your registration may still be considered. As the number of participants is limited (we had 80 attendees for the previous session and many had to stand), we will come back to you within 48h to confirm your attendance.
Leslie Loh is General & Limited Partner at Red Dot Ventures, an incubator and at Extream Venture, a venture fund with joint investment from National Research Foundation Singapore targeting early stage technology startups in Singapore.
Mr. Loh is also currently a board member of SPRING Singapore and was an IDA Board Member (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) for 2 terms from 1999 to 2003. He has always found time to contribute to entrepreneurial and ICT development in Singapore and has been invited as judges to various awards committee including ASME Entrepreneurial of the Year and National Infocomm Awards.
After graduating from Saint Mary’s University, Canada, in 1982 with a bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Information Technology, Mr. Loh co-founded in 1983 and was the Chairman and the CEO of System Access which turned from a one-man outfit to a publicly listed global banking software organization with 10 offices and 500 staff in Europe, Middle East and Asia before being acquired by SunGard Data Systems INC, USA, a leading global financial services software provider.
Mr. Loh has been awarded many times for his success as an entrepreneur: selected Winner of the ASME Rotary Entrepreneur of the Year in Singapore in 1998, he received the National Youth Award (Individual) in 1999 and, in 2006, he was awarded “Person of The Year” IT Leader Award by the Singapore Computer Society.
Mr. Loh also chairs the board for several of his investee companies including Lithan Education Group and Just Commodity Software Solutions.
Back in 2003, Tanguy Lesselin had already co-founded, built, raised 6M Euros in venture financing, and sold the first company Tekora (web content management software) to a listed company. He then went on to start another one, CV Premium that became profitable from year two onwards and still enables executive job seekers to get help writing their resumes today. Tanguy’s third company, Sokoz, was the first live shopping platform back in 2008. It earned industry and media recognition, got 150K active members in just 6 months, and 350 high-end brands and pro-sellers operating on the platform. Tanguy raised 2M Euros from business angels and was nominated e-commerce manager of the year in 2010 by the leading e-commerce magazine in France. Today, Tanguy is working on a stealth startup in Singapore and also invests as a business angel.
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