This webinar took place on October 22 at 4 PM CEST
Venture capital investors only finance an average of less than 0.03% of new businesses. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs fail seven out of ten times during the first ten years of their ventures. These bounce rates are even more challenging in the case of deep tech entrepreneurs. What do differentiate the startups that succeed compared to those that don’t? What ingredients are investors expecting?
- Understanding the elements a company should have before going to fundraise
- Comprehending how do investors identify good entrepreneurs
- Tackling fundraising during uncertain times, benchmarking real-life examples
Attendees will also receive access to a IESE recent study on best practices for deep tech entrepreneurs.
About the speakers:
1) Susie Meier is an Investor at Notion Capital, a venture capital (VC) fund investing in European B2B SaaS. Prior to Notion, she was an investor with Frog Capital, a VC/Growth fund investing in European scale-up stage software companies. She started out in the M&A Execution team at UBS in London.
2) Gonzalo Ruiz is Vice President and Principal Architect of Enterprise Architecture at American Express. He has long experience in the IT sector. Former EMEA Specialist Engineering Manager at Google, Gonzalo previously worked for Microsoft also helping top-class emerging companies in Europe to build state of the art cloud-based businesses using Microsoft technologies.
The webinar is moderated by Josemaria Siota, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at IESE Business School, and Corporate Venturing Expert at the World Economic Forum and the European Commission.