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Investment Readiness Workshop

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This session is exclusive to The Global Startup Program participants.

The Global Startup Program is an innovation program spearheaded by the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Government in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation and AREA 2071 to support Italian startups expand their growth in international markets and scaleup.

As part of the program, we will focus on how to drive innovation into governments, introduce UAE’s innovation ecosystem and provide them with access to setting up in the UAE, capacity building workshops, innovation challenges and investor introductions.

Most Founders (and VC’s) view fund raising as a necessary evil, a painful and time-consuming process that distracts you from business building. But, it’s also an opportunity to reflect, re-define, and align with powerful allies who can help propel you forward. Being "Investor Ready” is the difference between a success and failure, and it start’s even before you have a pitch deck.

Key Takeaways
1. Learn about each key metrics for each stage of funding rounds and what investors are looking for
2. Learn how to prepare a funding round, the networking, timing, valuation and more
3. Master the three dimensions of investment readiness: equity aversion; investability and presentational failings with relevant case studies


Rafael Aldon, Director & Senior Investment Manager at Unknown Group

Rafael Aldon is an entrepreneurial venture investor in early-growth stage technology companies. He serves as Director at Senior Investment Manager at Unknown Group, and has a strong background in B2B (also B2B2C) and FinTech, InsurTech, DeepTech, and SaaS companies. He has worked founders from hundreds of company in their fundraising and venture-building.

This workshop is hosted in partnership with

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• 10 minutes - Introduction
• 10 minutes - Introduce framework
• 40 minutes - Presentation
• 40 minutes - Activity
• 10 minutes - Round up
• 10 minutes - Q&A


Registration is closed.