Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding?
Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it?
Then join us for this fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice from an experienced entrepreneur and investor who has successfully raised money for their businesses. Learn about the fundraising process, what investors are looking for at different stages of a business's development, why not all investors are created equal, what's required to find a lead investor, why competitive tension is critical to getting your first term sheet, how convertible notes and equity works, what's involved in the due diligence process, when to involve lawyers, and more.
Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last twenty years. These include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online businesses, Jetabroad, one of Australia’s leading online travel companies, and Online Marketing Group. Benjamin has served on the boards of a number of portfolio companies.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales with First Class Honours, Benjamin began his career consulting in the areas of ecommerce strategy, online marketing, and technology for major international clients such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Volvo, Sony, and Toyota. Benjamin was named National Young Business Person of the Year by Young Achievement Australia and is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).