In this episode we added a twist to our traditional podcast format, as the Seedcamp Partner Carlos Eduardo Espinal is our guest! Neil Murray founder and journalist at Tech.eu hosts our weekly podcast series, and interviews Carlos about his recently released book, the "Fundraising Field Guide”. The book aims to help founders reach out to investors, deal with rejections constructively, prepare materials and financials, understand valuations and deal terms, and manage the legal process. After discussing the motivations and the story that led to this project, Carlos gives an in depth overview on how he structured his book, highlighting the key take aways founders should keep in mind during their fundraising journey.
The most highlighted quote from his book?
"Analyzing what was said during your meetings and learning how to improve on your mistakes is the most crucial step in finding the right investor more quickly”
Carlos Eduardo Espinal is partner at Seedcamp. Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was an Associate at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, an early-stage investment firm based in London. There he honed his understanding of what investors look for when considering an investment. Before his time as an investor, Carlos was an engineer for the Advanced Communications Technologies group of The New York Stock Exchange (SIAC). Carlos holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. He was awarded with Wired Europe’s100 Most Influential in Digital, British Interactive Media Association’s Hot 100 Digital People, and TechCityInsider’s 100 List. Recently, Carlos published the “Fundraising Field Guide”, which aims to elucidate the secrets to raising capital from investors for early-stage, high-growth startups and therefore provide those ambitious founders with the right information to take their company to the next level. Get it now at the fundraisingfieldguide.com