We'll be firing our burning questions – and yours – to an investment director (Ed Keelan, Octopus Investments), a deal advisor (Sarah Abrahams, CP Futures), a lawyer (Ali Ramadan, Goodwin) and a CFO (Greg Carter, Capdesk). This quartet will spill their firsthand experiences with the all-important series A.
See more about our panellists below.
With decades of know-how between them, this will be a thought-provoking conversation. Some of the hot topics we'll cover:
Join Capdesk and Cooper Parry for this live interactive webinar, streaming at 11.30AM GMT on November 26th.
Ed is an Investment Director originating, investing and managing a portfolio of fast-growing and dynamic UK companies, focused in B2B technology. The Octopus Investments team typically invests £2-10m across the capital structure. The Octopus Group has over £8bn under management.
Sarah specialises in fundraising for high-growth businesses seeking seed to series A finance. Prior to joining Cooper Parry and the CP Futures team, Sarah built and led GT’s national Growth Finance practice, raising over £400m. Sarah is Non-Executive Director for the Mayor of London’s Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) and a regular speaker at industry events.
Ali Ramadan is a Partner at Goodwin’s Technology & Life Science groups, focused on venture capital, cross-border mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions for technology businesses. He has advised on a large number of funding rounds – seed to series A & B – including SenSat, Eastnine, Skew, BeautyStack, Adzuna and
Greg has spent the last ten years on both sides of the table – first as an early-stage venture capital investor and then as CEO of an SME lending business where he raised over £10m through seed and series A. Greg joined Capdesk in 2020 on its mission to help startups and scale-ups unlock their equity.