StorTera is an energy storage solutions provider working to revolutionise the energy storage industry. Their vision is to make clean energy accessible to all. While developing their innovative flow battery technology, they are supplying telecoms companies with a flexible and economical solid LFP battery/inverter solution. They have also developed a portable battery backpack to support disaster relief efforts around the world and to bring power to remote or difficult to access locations.
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 Gavin and Brenda Park from StorTera 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 they delivered a mock pitch together (from different locations) online to a panel of investors.