Exit strategies by Rupesh Chatwani, Technology VC at EBRD(The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), London, United Kingdom Venture Capital & Private Equity/ MBA at London Business School
Presentation on Fundraising (raising investment) & working with investors (open session). Investing in early and growth stage technology companies in CEE, Russia, Turkey and MENA.
Presentation key points:
• Investment raising strategy
• Target types of investors and identify specific people or organizations
• Research background of target investors
• Process of fund-raising
• How to do due diligence
• Valuation and negotiation
• Choosing the right investor – people, culture, business alignment, etc.
• Exit strategy
Rupesh has been working with fast-growing technology companies for 20 years. Before joining the EBRD in 2012, Rupesh was an advisor to and angel investor in numerous start-ups. Prior to that, Rupesh was an Investment Director at Add Partners, a €175 million European venture capital firm focused on technology investments and a Vice President at Broadview International, a technology-focused M&A advisory firm. Rupesh has also worked as a software engineer at Cadence Design Systems and as a hardware engineer at Data General.