How do you spot a perfect investor from a poisonous one?

That’s the theme of an exclusive business breakfast  being run by Sanderson Recruitment in association with BusinessCloud on April 18th.

Raising investment is one of the biggest Catch-22 scenarios facing a business.

Hiring the best teams and building the game-changing products all costs money so how can a bootstrapped business be expected to navigate the investment minefield?

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Choose the right investor and it can make your business but pick the poisonous one and it can break you.

Sanderson Recruitment have joined forces with leading business publication BusinessCloud to organise a series of exciting new events called ‘Catch-22 UNLOCKED’.

The first business breakfast will take place of April 18th, 2024 and is entitled ‘How to spot a perfect investor from a poisonous one’.

The event will be hosted by award-winning events host Chris Maguire and will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and investors.

The latest confirmed speaker is Rory Cameron, co-founder and CEO of Gendius, which went into administration in December 2023 after talks with potential investors collapsed.

He’ll be joined by Ste Senior, of Manchester-based baby tech firm, Aibytech, which raised £1.2m from an investment group based in Dubai in 2023 and Russell Teale, CEO of tech-for-good platform Vivify, which has raised £1m in investment.

Other speakers included Sam Royle, co-founder and CEO of SoSquared, which connects brands with influencers, and Glyn Powditch, co-founder of Dream Agility.

The second panel is made of investors and investment experts.

They include award-winning Elizabeth Gooch MBE, who is a coach, mentor and board adviser to tech startups and scaleups. In 2017 she sold her Staffordshire-based back office software supplier EG Solutions to US tech group Verint for a bargain £26.3m.

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She’ll be joined by David Levine, principal at Manchester Angels, and Laura Sissons, investment manager at YFM.

The event is free to attend but spaces are limited. Register here