Jonathan Gold, a founding partner and Director at Rivers Capital says he's on a mission. Over the last few weeks he has started giving talks to businesses in the North East of England to help explain the practical steps that will help them secure investment from a VC investor or the cash loan they need to survive and grow.
Its not a surprise as with the Micro Loan and Angel Fund he is in charge of seeing that millions of pounds get placed with small businesses. Jonathan told us; "its not enough to sit and wait for businesses to apply for investment and loans, for many this is the first time they have done this and can't be expected to understand the process and indeed what investors want, so I tell them..."
"When I raised my first cash age 27, that was a long time ago, there was nobody to ask and course, free or even paid for, were just not there". Times have changed and Jonathan is still on his tour and is around on the 8th and 10th of December. See the events page for more details.