Wed, 03 Apr|
EPIC Speaker Series - Jim Shirley
With 2 exits & over 20 acquisitions Jim is an experienced CFO, Angel investor & Founder of Tech platform FundingHero.co.uk Jim and Funding Hero focus is on helping Tech Startups raising funding from Initial Seed to Series A.
Time & Location
03 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 04 Apr 2024, 19:00
Birmingham, 295 Aston Express Way, Birmingham B4 7UP, UK
About the event
Jim's Angel investments are into a Venture Builder & Studio which has a portfolio of over 20+ startups and most recently into a data driven AI matchmaking platform for early stage venture funds. He provides advice for advisor equity to early stage companies, value & experience helps founders; - Stop them burning huge sums of money by avoiding hugely costly mistakes early on. - Define a powerful commercial strategy that lets then get to revenue quickly and be more investable - Create realistic financial models that make sense and get founders funded - Help them understand how to build a company towards an exit with a real strategic focus The platform & consultancy FundingHero.co.uk focuses on simplifying the startup fundraising process. His career has been focused on delivering shareholder value in high growth platforms. Founder + Lightning: Successfully raising £2.4m in Angel & Venture debt for growth Fourpure Brewing Co:. Exit to Multi national trade, rapid growth & high exit revenue multiple. Six Degrees Group. Buy & Build, 15 acquisitions. Sold to PE, double digit EBITDA exit. With an enjoyment playing a strategic role in the business towards engineering an exit whilst being very hands on running the day to day to ensure the team is aligned and all working towards creating a highly scalable & valuable business. Strengths are in financial modelling & commercial strategy, coupled with understanding the reality of how businesses operate and scale. This enables me to quickly show a range of scenarios so founders can make informed decisions to execute their businesses plans successfully. Over 20+ years experience covering; - Fundraising equity & debt - Strategic exits to PE & Trade - Execute high organic growth strategies - 20+ Acquisitions & mergers from DD to Integration - IT systems design & Integration - Finance function build & centralisation - Business restructuring - Financial modelling & analysis