Day 4 Modules

Designed by Shaw & Co’s funding experts, the Funding Academy’s Day 4 syllabus will deepen your knowledge, capability and confidence to help you get investment ready.

Day 4 – Learning objectives

Day 4 will introduce you to the challenges of building your board and talent pool. The management team is a key consideration for any investor and articulating how you are building and managing your senior team can be the difference between raising finance, or not.

You will learn best practice on growing your board including when it’s the best time to appoint a Financial Director, typical board lifespans and finding the right chemistry between board members. The Talent Acquisition module exposes you to the challenges of hiring good people and the differences between using internal and external resources to acquire new talent.

The afternoon modules focus on how to protect your business from a legal and HR perspective. You will learn what policies and terms of business need to be in place to avoid costly legal disputes.

The day concludes with a forensic dissection of the pitch deck. You will be exposed to a variety of decks and you’ll quickly understand what a good deck should look like.


Meet the challenge

Learn to think more deeply and broadly about your business, the funding process and what investors are really looking for.

Become investment ready

Learn how to optimise your business plan deserves and refine your pitch before engaging with investors.

Secure investment

The best businesses will be invited to present to Shaw & Co's investor network.

This is for you if...