Obtaining financing requires understanding the importance of the ‘fit’ between the investor and investee, leading negotiations, pitching skills and knowing how due diligence and valuations are carried out.
The EC is interested in boosting European competitiveness and generating jobs while transforming research results into real economic or societal value. For that, an array of non-dilutive funding schemes is available for SMEs and large companies, aimed at funding a proportion of both R&D and commercial activities.
In addition to non-dilutive funding, firms should be aware of dilutive funding options. Obtaining dilutive financing requires understanding the importance of ‘fit’ between the investor and investee, leading negotiations, and knowing how due diligence and valuations are carried out.
How do we help?
We navigate the whole process, from connecting to potential investors and potential grants, preparing the pitch, and assisting negotiations. For more mature life sciences and healthcare companies, we are uniquely positioned to aid scaling via the planning and execution of IPO’s and mezzanine financing options.
Together we explore your vision & mission, as well as your assets. In order to find the most suitable options to support your strategic needs, we assess the maturity level of your organization and of your idea or innovation and discuss your short-term and long-term goals.
What do we do?
We make a fit check for dilutive and non-dilutive means of funding.
- Investor connecting
- Pitch training
- Negotiation support
- Capital raising
- Funding quick scan: overview of current suitable open calls (in 1 year time)
- Funding roadmap: long-term strategic funding strategy (including current open calls)
- Strategic support for specific funding frameworks: tailored analysis of your organization’s current position in a specific research framework (e.g., Horizon Europe) and personalized guidance to increase your competitiveness based on insights from the funding body.
“I believe that when one goes through a professional ‘challenge journey’, they come out stronger and better positioned competitively.”
– ARNO SCHOEVAARS, PHD – MANAGING CONSULTANT STRATEGY & INNOVATION AT TTOPSTART