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Thrive is set up by Funding London, a venture capital company bridging the finance gap for early stage businesses based in London. With over a decade’s experience in supporting the startups of London through a variety of funding vehicles, Funding London sensed a need to illuminate the ever-evolving scenario of London’s early stage businesses.

Thrive features interviews with and opinion from budding entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. A mix of contributors from all areas of the industry is desired in order to spark genuine discussion about ongoing critical issues. While it showcases the effectiveness of successful ventures, it also encourages sharing lessons learned from missteps and unsuccessful projects.

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Investment · 11 June '20

Overcoming The Fundraising Challenges

Navigating The Crisis Webinar Series

An insightful discussion covering the fundraising opportunities, valuation implications and tips on engaging with investors in a digital world. Session was led by Jonathan Hollis and Jon Steinberg, Co-Founders, Mountside Ventures.

Focus items:

  • Fundraising landscape: VC firms, EIS and VCT firms, Corporate VCs, family offices, government support, angel syndicates and venture debt
  • How to tell who is really investing
  • What are the implications of the current climate on start-ups’ valuation
  • Engaging with investors remotely before, during and after the pitch

Regardless of the challenging times most businesses find themselves in, there is confidence in the early stage market and in its capabilities of overcoming the shock caused by the COVID-19 crisis.