11th November WEDNESDAY
Access to Investment: Raising Series A
In the session Freddie Kalfayan, who is an Associate at London based VC Smedvig Capital, will look at the following key themes around Raising Series A:
- Background on series A investments (size, valuations, timelines)
- Meeting VCs (how to meet, what to include in a deck, how to choose a VC)
- Example of how a series A fund thinks about opportunities
Freddie is an Associate at Smedvig Capital, which he joined in 2019. Freddie is currently a board observer at Yumpingo and splits the rest of his time between finding the most innovative tech-enabled companies to invest in and working with the Smedvig portfolio. His sectors of interest include: all SaaS, insurtech, regtech and hospitality/leisure.
About Smedvig Capital
Since 1996 Smedvig Capital has partnered with and helped scale over 70 companies. Leading Series A/B rounds, we are passionate about finding and investing in the best tech-enabled businesses across the UK and Nordics. We work closely with a small number of
high-quality teams. We build strong relationships with our founders and aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves when needed, supporting them through the inevitable ups and downs of growing a business. We’re a flexible source of capital with a long-term view, often backing companies over multiple rounds all the way to exit. We understand that great things take time.