Webinar: How to get your company ready for private funding

Are you looking for private financing and looking for answers to: Is my business ready for private financing or when will it be ready? What do we have to do to become attractive to private investors? Join this webinar and get inspiration and basic knowledge about how your company gets ready for private financing.

Starting a new business or scaling an existing business requires investment, commonly in the form of private funding. The sources for this funding might be public or private, but most projects always require private funding, even to have access to public funding. Therefore, capturing private funding is key for many businesses to start and/or scale.

If you are on a quest to start or scale a business that requires private funding, register in this webinar to get your company ready for private funding.

Learn about

  • Which projects are suitable to receive private financing
  • How (and when) a company becomes ready for private financing
  • What must companies do to become attractive to private investors?
  • Which steps are critical in the financing process?

Meet the expert

Hugo Ramos is an Entrepreneur, Lecturer, and Investor. He is a co-founder of Matching Ventures, Venture Catalysts, Abyssal and Immunethep. Hugo was for five years an Associate at an independent venture capital firm, Change Partners, where he led investments and served in the board of several companies.

Hugo Ramos was also responsible for the Equity and Quasi-Equity team of Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento, Portuguese Promotional Bank, involved in the creation of Equity Fund of Funds and launching the lines of financing for Business Angels and Venture Capital of more than €160 million.

More recently he has joined the Invicta Angels group as an early-stage investor. Hugo holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from FEUP and an MBA from Porto Business School, where he has been lecturing courses on Entrepreneurship, Funding and Pitching.


13:00 Welcome by Nanna Broch Mortensen, Project Manager, Danish Life Science Cluster
13:05 How to get your company ready for private funding by Hugo Ramos, Partner – Matching Ventures
13:45 Open discussion about private funding for companies by Agustí Padrós, Project Manager, Smartech Cluster
14:00 Thank you for joining – see you next time

This webinar is in English.

A webinar series for SMEs with an international outlook

This webinar is part of the EXCELIVING training programme, which focuses on the knowledge and training needs of SMEs and other cluster members. Through 10 free webinars, you can gain knowledge and inspiration on topics within digitalisation, advanced technologies, management, sustainability and internationalisation.

You can participate in one or more webinars. All webinars can be viewed independently.

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