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VFB 2013 - Growth Funding - Raising money for a technology startup

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Presentation by Henry Nurser, Blu Wireless Technology Ltd

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VFB 2013 - Growth Funding - Raising money for a technology startup

  1. 1. Henry Nurser Blu Wireless Technology Ltd Raising Money for a Technology Start-up © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013
  2. 2. Blu Wireless Technology Ltd Founded 2009 in Bristol, UK - a centre of excellence for DSP, consumer & wireless semiconductor design Providing solutions to efficiently address the multiGigabit baseband processing challenge – WiGig (WiFi .11ad) for wireless Personal Area Networks – Low cost backhaul for 4G small cell rollout Specialists in DSP & Wireless System design – Team with deep expertise in both digital and RF domains – Prof Andrew Nix (UoB), Sir Robin Saxby (Ex CEO/Chair of ARM) & Glenn Collinson (Ex CSR) on advisory board Closed £3M funding in July 2013 12-Dec-13 © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013 Page 2
  3. 3. Experienced Management Team Henry Nurser (CEO) – R&D and Business Unit Director at STMicroelectronics for Consumer and Automotive markets. Ray McConnell (CTO) – High performance and low power parallel processor architecture at Inmos, Clearspeed and PixelFusion. Mark Barrett (CMO) – RF system, Wireless SoC development & marketing with Philips Research, ERA Technology, VTech and 3 start-ups 12-Dec-13 © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013 Page 3
  4. 4. Why Multi Gigabit Wireless? High speed data transfer onto mobile platforms for ‘Sync & Go’ HDMI cable replacement for HD content or 3D gaming Cheap deployment of selforganising networks of small cells on lamp posts, etc. 12-Dec-13 <£2K © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013 >£15K Page 4
  5. 5. Why Multi Gigabit Wireless? High speed data transfer onto mobile platforms for ‘Sync & Go’ HDMI cable replacement for HD content or 3D gaming Cheap deployment of selforganising networks of small cells on lamp posts, etc. 12-Dec-13 <£2K © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013 >£15K Page 5
  6. 6. How to ‘Tick the Boxes’ ‘THE IDEA’ CREDIBILITY MARKET KNOWLEDGE 1 to 2 yrs © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013
  7. 7. How to ‘Tick the Boxes’ ‘THE IDEA’ CREDIBILITY MARKET KNOWLEDGE 1 to 2 yrs Exploit SEIS © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013
  8. 8. How to ‘Tick the Boxes’ CUSTOMERS REVENUE ‘THE IDEA’ PUBLICITY CREDIBILITY PARTNERS MARKET KNOWLEDGE MENTORS… 2 to 3yrs 1 to 2 yrs Exploit SEIS © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013
  9. 9. How to ‘Tick the Boxes’ CUSTOMERS REVENUE ‘THE IDEA’ PUBLICITY CREDIBILITY PARTNERS MARKET KNOWLEDGE MENTORS… 2 to 3yrs 1 to 2 yrs Exploit SEIS © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013 Exploit EIS
  10. 10. Further Tips – Sources of Funding Find a corporate that needs development help – Use ££ to fund internal IP development in parallel Expect to send your Exec Summary to many people, but avoid info@loadsofmoney.com – Go through people that know you! READ the information on websites of EIS funds, Angel networks and even VCs..... – When they state ‘up to £1M’ that means <£250K Travel to other cities – London & Cambridge © Blu-Wireless – Commercial in Confidence © Blu-Wireless 2012 Technology - Sept 2013

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