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Tuesday, November 19 • 15:50 - 16:40
Panel: Raising money and selling your company (or project or code)

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Do you wonder how to launch a project or company? What are the pros and cons of Kickstarter or other crowdfunding campaigns? What if you have a company you want to launch -- and an idea for a successful app -- but need to raise money? Or you want to become the best in breed as a software development house and need additional funding? Then if your company or project is rolling smoothly, what’s the exit strategy? Come to this panel of lawyers, audio company CEOs, developers and finance specialist. We’ll demystify different forms of financing, including grants, friends and family, venture capital and private equity and debt. We will also provide a “real life” example of a successful negotiation for a strategic partnership and leave you with practical tips to jumpstart your next project.


Tim Exile

Founder, Endlesss
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Phil Dudderidge

Executive Chairman, Focusrite plc
Phil founded Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd in 1989 to purchase the business assets of Focusrite Ltd, a company founded by Rupert Neve in 1985. He led the acquisition by Focusrite of Novation (synths and keyboards) in 2004. Currently the group has c.$100m. revenue per annum and continues... Read More →
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Francine Godrich

General Counsel, Focusrite
Francine is General Counsel (i.e. does lots of legal stuff) and Company Secretary (i.e. deals with corporate governance administration) to one of the world’s most passionate and prestigious Music Tech plcs. Francine spends a lot of her time looking at how Focusrite plc can grow... Read More →
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Zain Qazi

Business Controller, ROLI
Zain is the Business Controller at ROLI. He has been with the company since its seed round funding and has seen and helped the company grow from a three-person company to one with four subsidiaries. He has been involved in the group's fundraising, acquisitions, bridge-financing and... Read More →
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Heather Rafter

Principal, RafterMarsh
Heather Dembert Rafter has been providing legal and business development services to the audio, music technology, and digital media industries for over twenty-five years. As principal counsel at RafterMarsh US, she leads the RM team in providing sophisticated corporate and IP advice... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 15:50 - 16:40 GMT
Lower River Room Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB