WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO RAISE EQUITY




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Astra Global present a series of talks by entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs (ONE-TO-ONE TALK), where they share their experiences and can learn from each other. Want to talk next? Please fill in the application on our website. This event is supported by Gold Ventures Investment. ONE-TO-ONE TALK to Oleg Dmitriev, serial entrepreneur with practical knowledge of seed funding and taking the company through the “valley of death”, having raised over £3m of equity funding and over £0.5m of grant funding. Awards: Made in Scotland 2018, winner; Innovator of the Year 2018, One of Top 100 Figures in UK Manufacturing 2017, Red Herring Top-100 Europe, Inventor of the Year 2017, Best Venture-backed Management Team 2017 in Scotland. About this event. Many entrepreneurs see equity funding as the only way after a minimum viable product is developed. In this talk, we discuss why equity funding is a bad idea for an early-stage startup? How equity funding should be one of an equal set of other funding options. Why it’s important to start generating cash flow before you start raising your first round. And when it’s the right moment to start raising not to lose control over your company. Speaker Oleg Dmitriev is serial entrepreneur, a graduate of Executive MBA program of Columbia Business School and London Business School. He lives in Edinburgh, UK. Oleg’s online wine boutique www.independent.wine sells premium Italian wines imported directly from vineyards – cutting out the middleman and passing the value straight to end-consumer.
 Oleg has 20 years of experience in developing new technologies and products: from software development to mechanical engineering, and to launching rockets. Being a technology entrepreneur, Oleg supported a few startups with cash and advice, leading to a successful exit. Oleg has practical knowledge of seed funding and taking the company through the “valley of death”, having raised over £3m of equity funding and over £0.5m of grant funding. Started as software biz dev and project manager worked for PwC, IBM, and Sumitomo. Launched a portfolio of mobile products for MTS generating hundreds of $M for the company. In 2011-2018 developed an innovative high-pressure gas compressor - possibly the first major design innovation in the last 45 years. Lead a team to build Scotland's first rockets and open the largest private rocket engine test center in the UK.

Awards: Made in Scotland 2018, winner; Innovator of the Year 2018, One of Top 100 Figures in UK Manufacturing 2017, Red Herring Top-100 Europe, Inventor of the Year 2017, Best Venture-backed Management Team 2017 in Scotland. Agenda: 5:00 - 5:10 BST: Opening remarks, Astra Global 5:10 - 5:40 BST: Talk by Oleg Dmitriev 5:40 - 5:50: Q&A The recording of the event will be sent to the participants. For registering to the webinar GVI clients can add Enter promo code GVI in the link

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