Best Practices for Raising Capital from Early Stage Investors with Matthew le Merle

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Matthew Le Merle joins us to speak about how companies can raise investment and gives us all his best tips on approaching VCs and investors! It is never easy to raise capital for an early-stage startup, but it is even harder when you have a short timeframe in which to tell your story, and you need to convince them to move into due diligence with you. In this webinar, learn the best practices of pitching, and some of the common mistakes that founders make. The principles apply to face to face, crowdfunding and token-based raises. Matthew is an experienced investor and will guide companies through what they need to do, how they need to present, and what they need to work on to attract the serious attention of investors, focused specifically here on early-stage investments into companies.


Meet Matthew:

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era which manages Blockchain Coinvestors - the world's leading blockchain venture fund of funds. Matthew is also Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital - the most active early-stage venture investors backing almost 200 companies a year. He is Chairman of CAH and Securitize (Europe), Vice Chairman SFOX and an advisor at Warburg Pincus.

He is also adjunct professor at Singularity University, bestselling author (Blockchain Competitive Advantage, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era and Build your Fortune in the Fifth Era) and keynote speaker.

Blockchain Coinvestors has a strategy of being an investor in the leading Blockchain venture firms including 1Confirmation, 1kx, Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Castle Island, Digital Currency Group, Fabric, Future\Perfect, IDEO and Pantera.

Matthew is an advisor and/or investor at a number of Blockchain projects including BitBull, Bitwise, Codex, Hadron, Liquineq, and Spark.

Matthew’s career has spanned being a global strategy advisor, professional services firm leader, corporate operating executive, private equity and venture capital investor, and board director He spent 21 years as a strategy, operations and corporate finance advisor with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney and Monitor Group where he led both firms’ West Coast practices and at Booz & Company. He was also a corporate executive at Gap Inc. where he was SVP strategy and corporate development and SVP global marketing. He received a B.A. (Double First) and Master’s from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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