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Perfect Pitch - An Insider´s View of Venture Capital

Thursday, 18th September 2014, 18.00

Venue : The Wynyard Rooms

An Insider’s View of Venture Capital - Sponsored by:

Jonathan Gold will cover three topics:

1. Sources of Capital
2. Pitching and Presenting to an Investor
3. What investors look for

There are limited places for this event so early booking is recommended.  Booking closes at 5pm on Friday 12 September.

Current running order for the evening is as follows:

6.00pm A light supper will be served
6.30pm Welcome and introduction from TVBC Chair
6.35pm Presentation by Jonathan Gold, Rivers Capital Partners
7.30pm Business Card Exchange and Networking
8.30pm Close

Founded by John White, Jonathan Gold and Peter Hiscocks, Rivers Capital Partners is an independent venture capital management company. All have built and managed their own businesses and provide an entrepreneurs approach to venture capital. Rivers Capital Partners specialises in early stage investments for new, start-up and growing companies, working to introduce investors to business and manage funds.

The company’s main activity revolves around the investment of the £7.5m Finance For Business North East Angel Fund. Rivers have managed the Fund since January 2010 and in the past four years have completed 90 investments into 44 businesses. To date, £6.6m has been invested and a further £3.4m of additional capital has been brought into the deals.

Rivers Capital Partners is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA no: 519469). More information can be found at

Jonathan Gold - Jonathan is a venture capitalist and a founder of several venture capital businesses. He also set up FinanceTree, an investment readiness and corporate finance business through a management buyout in April 2008 from NStar.

Prior to coming to the region he created the Rainbow Seed Fund with a consortium of research establishments following 10 years in AEA Technology plc where he worked on technology licencing and sales primarily in Japanese technology markets.

Jonathan has created several other businesses and served in central Government where he managed several projects including the creation of the “University Challenge” venture capital Funds with over £56m of finance starting more than 15 seed capital funds.

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Attendance to this event is without charge for members and eligible guests*. Please bring plenty of business cards.

*Guests are welcome to attend one meeting before making a commitment to join the club