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Alternatives to raising venture capital investment

At this event we’ll be discussing the venture capital alternatives for consumer retail, digital and e-commerce brands, including media-for-equity, revenue based finance, loans and private investment.

Tuesday 29th March 2022
4pm – 7pm
Central London

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* Founders, managing directors and finance directors of consumer retail, digital and e-commerce brands
* Experts behind alternatives to venture capital funding
* Our sponsors – The Designlab, APG Ecommerce Solutions, Seko


If you’re responsible for raising growth capital for a consumer retail, digital or e-commerce brand, join this session where we’ll be exploring the alternatives to the often sought-after venture capital funding.

Raising VC investment isn’t right for every founder or business. Many find the pre-investment pitching process time consuming, and worry about finding the right fit.

Post-investment pressure and reporting can be frustrating too, not to mention losing total control of strategy and the dilution that comes with taking external funds.

There’s also concern of being left ‘out in the cold’ by VC investors if the business isn’t experiencing the growth rates of other investments in their portfolio, boding badly for any potential of a future injection of cash.

The kind of growth venture capital firms are looking for can often be at odds with the strategy and forecast put forward by a founding team, leading many to seek alternatives to raising venture capital investment.

Scaling without investment is possible for some, but raising from HNWI private investors, signing media-for-equity deals, taking out revenue based finance – and other types of loans – are the alternative options getting more attention.

Join us to find out what your peers really think about the investment landscape for consumer retail, digital and e-commerce brands, and hear from the experts offering alternative ways to raise funds and scale.

There will be networking on arrival, with teas, coffee, juices and canapés served, before the seated discussion. Closing the event will be a further opportunity to network over drinks.

See what some of our guests thought about a recent event in the video below.