Designed by Shaw & Co’s funding experts, the Funding Academy’s Day 3 syllabus will deepen your knowledge, capability and confidence to help you get investment ready.
Day 3 – Learning objectives
Day 3 focuses on the investor’s perspective on the numbers. The modules will prepare you to withstand investor scrutiny on what’s driving your revenue, the historics of your figures, your approach to forecasting, as well as robustly demonstrating where your growth will come from.
The Key Performance Indicator module focuses on the inputs that make your financials tick. We explore what KPIs investors consider when making their investment decisions. This is a pragmatic module that will help you identify and close gaps on your own KPI dashboard.
The Financial Modelling module takes a forensic look at your current model and will expose you to good and bad modelling.
In the afternoon you’ll learn about non-dilutive funding options, understanding how this differs from and augments investment raises, and when is the best time to think grants and tax credits. You will gain an awareness of funder requirements, how to derive the most value from a disciplined approach and ways to fundamentally improve your chance of success.
The day concludes with an informal session with a Venture Capitalist. You will hear anecdotal tales of what it’s like on “the other side of the fence”. This engaging session gives you the opportunity to ask those awkward questions that you’d never dare ask at your investment meetings.