Nigel Davies chairs Finance Estonia panel on start up exits and next round funding

Tallinn, Estonia, 2014

Nigel Davies, founder of Wyn River, had the opportunity to lead a panel of investors in Tallinn at the Finance Estonia conference on 17 June 2014.

Attended by over 100 angel investors, venture capitalists and founders, delegates had the priviledge of a presentation from the Estonian President, Ilves Toomas, who covered the benefits and simplicity of e-citizenship offered by Estonia. More on that in due course.

During the start up panel, the themes which emerged included the need for early dialogue between the stakeholders on exit preparation, valuation drivers and expectations, the need for rehearsal and real life presentation time by founders in front of investors, as well as personal connection to funders, because cold calls rarely work. 

Many thanks go to Signe Viimsalu, former CEO of EstBAN, for organising Wyn River's participation in the event. During the week, Wyn River held a series of high value meetings with investors and start-ups whch have helped Estonian businesses to connect to the private equity world in London and international customer markets.

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