How to Invest in Startups

Learn from leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

Lisbon, June 5th 2018
1 day, 1 class, 30 seats

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Take That Next Step On Your Investor Journey

The Investors Academy is an immersive program on smart startup investment. In this one-day event attendees get the unique chance to learn, first-hand, from a group of experienced and successful investors and venture capitalists.

Who Is It For?

The Investors Academy is designed for aspiring business angels, corporates, wealth management firms and family offices that are looking to learn more and expand their knowledge on early-stage startup investment and portfolio management.

The Program

Designed and curated by Beta-i and the attending speakers, the program involves a mix of direct and straight-to-the point sessions. Speakers are present on stage at all times during each other’s presentations, and have carte blanche to intervene and share thoughts on what’s being discussed. The audience is encouraged to participate continuously.

With the intention of increasing your odds of success, we deepdive into 5 core topics:

1. The Investment Lifecycle

  • Understand the entire lifecycle of startup funding.
  • Understand its correlation to startup growth.

2. Different Approaches to Investing

  • Learn about the different forms of investment and new investment trends.
  • Understand what type of investment is best suited for a particular round.
  • Understand why syndicate investing is an excellent choice for angels and first-time investors to maximize their return on investment and reduce risks.

3. What an Investor and VC look for

  • Learn what makes it or breaks it for an investor.
  • Listen to investors as they share their investment best and worst practices.

4. The Art of Negotiating Terms

  • Get a grasp of the current best practices used in the deal making and negotiation process between investor and startup. What’s fair, what is not fair and what can be negotiated.

5. Building the Right Relationship with Founders

  • Grasp the importance of the investor and founder relationship.
  • Learn why investors need to engage in portfolio management to help startups grow.

1. The Investment Lifecycle

  • Understand the entire lifecycle of startup funding.
  • Understand its correlation to startup growth.

2. Different Approaches to Investing

  • Learn about the different forms of investment and new investment trends.
  • Understand what type of investment is best suited for a particular round.
  • Understand why syndicate investing is an excellent choice for angels and first-time investors to maximize their return on investment and reduce risks.

3. What Post Seed VCs Look For

  • Learn what makes it or breaks it for an investor.
  • Listen to investors as they share their investment best and worst practices.

4. The Art of Negotiating Terms

  • Get a grasp of the current best practices used in the deal making and negotiation process between investor and startup. What’s fair, what is not fair and what can be negotiated.

5. Building the Right Relationships with Founders

  • Grasp the importance of the investor and founder relationship.
  • Learn why investors need to engage in portfolio management to help startups grow.

2018 Speakers

Zach Coelius

Managing Partner at Coelius Capital

Zach is a four-time entrepreneur, the former founder, and CEO of Triggit and is now an investor in early-stage technology companies. He pulled off the first $1 Billion exit with an AngelList Syndicate when GM bought Cruise Automation. He has a great deal of experience such as ad tech, marketing, email, enterprise saas, some consumer tech and data. He has invested alongside A16Z, Greylock, NEA, Founders Fund, Resolute, Accomplice and many other great VC firms.

Liz Fleming

Principal at Adara Ventures

Liz is an investor at Adara Ventures in Madrid, looking for investment opportunities at seed and series A deep-tech enterprise companies, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, big data, AI and other digital enterprise areas. She has built and launched 7 business angel syndicates across Ireland at HBAN, with an investment capacity of €20m+, recruiting 80+ angel investors who invested €2m into 9 startups in 18 mths. She designed and implemented a €40m co-investment fund, Spain Startup Co-investment Fund (SSCF), with IE Business School and Enisa building a network of 100+ co-investors. SSCF invested €58m into 110 companies in 18 months.

Ricardo Sequerra

Principal at Cherry Ventures

Ricardo is an investor at Cherry Ventures, a VC with a “Founder First” approach and with a portfolio of companies that have generated more than 2 billion USD in shareholder value, with recent investments including Auto1 Group, Lesara and Quandoo. His time at Faber Ventures, Seedrs and Seedcamp working closely with founders, gave him a unique perspective on the challenge of building a startup. He is especially passionate about businesses building competitive advantages through data and addictive products able to change people’s habits.

Luís Roquette Geraldes

International Associate at Skadden

Luís is an experienced lawyer specialized in corporate finance and private M&A, notably private equity and venture capital. Acting for both entrepreneurs/founders of emerging tech companies and investors, he works extensively with scalable tech start-ups, screening for legal issues and pitfalls in their business plans, providing advice in investments rounds, as well as general corporate and commercial and contractual advice.

Two more speakers will be announced soon…

2017 Speakers

Dave Haynes

Investment Team at Seedcamp

Rodrigo Martinez

Early Stage Tech Investor at Point Nine Capital

Pedro Rocha Vieira

CoFounder and CEO at Beta-i

Ricardo Sequerra

Principal at Cherry Ventures

Cristina Fonseca

Co-founder & Angel Investor at Talkdesk

Luís Roquette Geraldes

International Associate at Skadden

Alex Hoye

Co-founder at Runway East

Your Ticket

The Best Experience: Investors Academy + #LIS 18.

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Only 30 tickets will be made available.

Get you ticket
  • Access to The Investors Academy (June 5)
  • Access to LIS 18 (June 6, 7)
  • Access to all Stages, Keynotes & Workshops
  • Access to Event Final Party
  • Access to the Event App
  • Access to the Meeting Lounge
  • Access to the Investors Breakfast
  • Access to the Investors & Startups Breakfast
  • Curated Matchmaking Upon Request
  • Opportunity to Reverse Pitch on Stage
  • Full access to The Investors Academy (5th of June)
  • Access to 2 Day Event
  • Access to all Stages, Keynotes & Workshops
  • Access to Event Final Party
  • Access to the Event App
  • Access to the Meeting Lounge
  • Access to the Investors Breakfast
  • Access to the Investors & Startups Breakfast
  • Curated Matchmaking
  • Opportunity to reverse pitch on stage

Have any questions on the Academy? Write us: tomas.bento@beta-i.com