You are invited to Stream Connect. Episode 12. Growing the investor network.
Only around 6% of startups are successful in raising funding. The reality is that successful funding often comes down to networking. Interpersonal connections have more influence than the quality of the investment opportunity or terms of the deal. So, why don’t founders build better relationships with investors earlier? If you’re looking for money, any relationship-building activities look very self-serving, but if you don’t currently need their cash, now might be the perfect time to start building those relationships.
When: Wednesday, August 16th 2023, 15:00 – 17:00
Where: Platform6 startup house, Åkerlundinkatu 8, Tampere
This really puts an emphasis on your investor networking skills, and your ability to forge genuine connections with the people who may ultimately decide the fate of your foundership. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? How do you build a target list of investors? Do you have something of genuine value to offer them? How do you get in touch with the relevant people? How often do you need to follow up? Does your strategy need to change depending on the funding round and if yes, then how?
Let’s explore this together at Stream Connect, episode 12!
14:45 Doors open.
14:55 – 15:00 Welcome words by Margarita Khartanovich, CMO at Platform6.
15:00 – 15:15 “How to scale your investor network with Node by Slush”, keynote by Henri Mäkivirta, Head of Product at Slush
15:15 – 15:25 “Building the investor network, the case of closing €3.6M with Superhero Capital”, keynote by Roope Kekäläinen, CEO at Lygg
15:25 – 15:35 “What gets investors attention? Insights from +4000 funding applications”, keynote by Tuomas Pahlman, investor and founder of Höpöhöpö
15:35 – 16:00 “Nurturing investor network that helps to close rounds”, panel discussion with Jonne Kuittinen (Operations Manager at Finnish Venture Capital Association), Roope Kekäläinen (CEO at Lygg), Ilkka Sillanpää (Investor at Hegemonia Invest and Korpun Siemen).
16:00 – 16:05 – New Nordics Pitch Competition Finland 2023 announcement by Alexandra Santos, CEO at Platform6 and Silicon Vikings’ Tampere Node representative
16:05 – 17:00 Networking facilitated by the Platform6 team
17:00 Event ends.