Earth observation provides fascinating insights into our world and how it’s changing. Earth Blox offers effortless, no-code access to the power of satellite intelligence making this information accessible to everyone – no matter what your level of expertise is. This means organisations can answer questions in minutes not months and therefore make decisions quickly. Earth Blox gives access to Google Earth Engine’s petabytes of planetary scale data sets with a drag-and-drop ‘no-code’ interface that anyone can use.
Scottish Enterprise is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency. We designed this programme of workshops aimed at companies that are seeking higher levels of VC or Corporate investment that are unlikely to be available from Angel investors and may not be available within Scotland.
The purpose of the workshops is to enable management teams seeking to raise £1.5m + investment to engage with VCs in a flexible and professional manner; ensuring they can switch between a formal pitch to conversation and Q&A without losing track of their aim and important points. Engaging with VCs and corporate funders for high level funding is very different from raising funding at earlier stage seed level funding. Therefore, the skills required at this later stage are different.
The workshops help to ensure the management team pitching are ready to engage and give themselves the best chance to secure funding for their company.
I worked with Genevieve Patenaude from Earth Blox over 4 x 90 mins online workshops covering delivery, pitch structure and planning and preparing for questions. We also held a dress rehearsal where we drilled Q&A before she delivered a mock pitch online to a panel of investors.
The programme was a great success, Genevieve delivered a super pitch with really positive feedback and guidance from the panel. She came across really well; the pitch was clear and her slides were simple and clean. She received lots of questions which she handled with ease because of the preparation and practice she had gone through.
The company has since raised £1.5million with Archangels.