Who Will Benefit
- Identify and navigate the key elements of the ‘Capital Cycle’ – using a global, strategic and practical approach encompassing many aspects of the process that extend far beyond the much narrower silos of Venture Capital and/or Private Equity
- Manage the early stages of a new venture and articulate a vision that carries the venture forward, including distilling the story into an impactful teaser and a successful Investment Memorandum to create a simple and compelling message
- Apply tools to derive an appropriate valuation for the business and equip participants with the skills necessary to successfully address the key investment concerns of potential investors
- Understand the importance of breaking down the development process into milestones to identify and de-risk the key steps of the value-creation journey. The important concept of ‘sequential valuation curve’ will be presented and discussed
- Discuss the key elements of the due diligence process and the main features of a successful capital raising process at this critical stage
- Create a framework to approach and successfully navigate the negotiation phase that invariably precedes any injection of new capital
- Speak a language that resonates with potential investors and be seen as credible partners worthy of being backed financially.
About the presenters
Patrick Kedemos has extensive international capital raising experience acquired over 25 years with entities ranging from technology start-ups to ASX-listed companies and to Fortune 500 companies Air Liquide and Wesfarmers. Patrick started his career as the founder of a company providing marketing research. He later joined Air Liquide, the world leader for industrial gases, where he gained a wealth of experience operating across various geographies and industries. These included roles as General Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Strategy Manager and Financial Controller. Patrick was then the Managing Director of AnaeCo, a publicly-listed technology company as well as the Honorary Consul for France in Western Australia.
Patrick is currently the Managing Director of Avanguard Capital and has extensive international experience in assisting companies raise capital. He sits on a number of boards and teaches Financial Modelling to the Masters of Applied Finance at UWA.