IV Quad Course: CEO Masterclass – What Investors Really Want

Date(s) - 09/04/2014
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Centre for Design Informatics, Evolution House

‘What Investors Really Want’ with Nick Wright of Catapult Ventures

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ivquad-course-ceo-master-class-4-what-investors-really-want-registration-10953017771

The fourth of four CEO Master Classes in the new Quad Course series from Informatics Ventures for Start-ups and Technology Entrepreneurs in Scotland.

This Master Class is for directors and senior staff of companies that may be thinking about raising venture capital. During this Master Class you will learn to assess your business in the way a professional investor might assess it. This will be an interactive session so come prepared to talk about your business and receive advice during the discussion.

Please note – The event will now start with a sandwich buffet lunch at 12.30 pm to allow attendees to network, with the Master Class presentation and discussion commencing by 1pm, and running through to around 4pm.
Please advise the organiser directly of any special dietary requirements you may have.

About our speaker
Nick Wright is CEO of Catapult Ventures Group, which has around £100m under management through four venture capital funds across all sectors. Nick has over 10 years’ experience running investment funds and has managed more than 50 transactions. Most recently he managed an early stage venture capital fund investing in Midlands businesses and prior to that he was Commercial Director of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link. Nick began his career with Financial Times in China before returning to London as a consultant. He has since had stints with Information Age (bought by Vitesse Media), internet incubator GorillaPark and Fast Track, where he launched The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

In 2005 Nick co-founded Edinburgh-based CereProc, now a leading speech synthesis company, and was also an advisor to Glasgow-based Scoopt.com, one of the first citizen media companies, from initial trading until acquisition by Getty Images in 2007. Nick has also been an advisor to investment bank GP Bullhound since its inception.
Nick holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Computing from Kellogg College, Oxford. He speaks basic Chinese.

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