Over my career, I have been a part of $350m in venture capital fundraising from pre-seed to series B companies.
I was able to see best-in-class pitch decks and entrepreneurs presenting to me. Some of these entrepreneurs have gone on to raise $100m+ in fundraising each.
Then, in 2020, I burnt out and decided to leave VC.
However, during my time as a VC I realised something...
Investors back founders not companies. People invest into people.
Yet, founders don't know how to show they are investable.
And in the pursuit of checklist ticking "what investors look for", they fail at the most important one:
How to make investor's want to fund YOU as a founder.
That's why I started my boutique advisory firm: to help founders build their fundraising operating system to make sure they get funded.
Co-founder of Pebble Labs and Trait Biosciences (raised $16m)
Investor at Octopus Ventures, one of Europe's largest Venture Capital firms, where I oversaw over $200m+ in funding:
Led investments into:
→ AllPlants, 2018: £7.5m Series A ($58m raised total)
→ Skin+Me, 2019: £8m Seed (£18m raised total)
→ Quit Genius, 2020: $12m Series A ($80m raised total)
Follow-on investments into:
→ Patch Plants, 2019: £2.7m bridge round
→ Elvie, 2019: $42m raise with IPGL ($55m raised total)
→ Depop, 2019: $62m raise with General Atlantic (Exited to Etsy for $1.6bn)
→ Big Health, 2020: $32m raise with Gilde Health ($55m raised total)
Among being part of the voting team of multiple other investments.
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