Getting Your Hardware Startup Ready for Investment

‘I have a working prototype: now what?’ - the what, why, when and how of securing investment for your hardware startup.



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Prototyping costs are lower than they’ve ever been thanks to low-cost design and manufacturing tools, but what happens once you’ve created a working prototype for your idea? How do you access financial investment and who’s there to support you? Raph Crouan of Startupbootcamp IoT, a startup growth program that is supported by element14, outlines the key things you need to know before talking to investors.


What the Attendees Will Learn

  • Current investment trends for hardware and Internet of Things startups to be aware of.
  • What investors look for when investing in startups.
  • What startups need to demonstrate to investors in terms of progress, future potential and financials.
  • What materials and answers startups need to perfect before speaking to investors.
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Presenter: Raph Crouan


Raph Crouan is the Founder & CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT - a dedicated startup growth program based in London, helping IoT and hardware startups validate, build and scale their business. Alongside this, Crouan is a Founding Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI (Alliance for IoT Innovation) at the European Commission, a Founding Board Member of the French IoT Think Tank, and an angel investor and advisor to startups including  Undagrid and Beasts of Balance. Prior to his current venture, Crouan spent 14 years at Apple (lately as Head of Strategy & Business Development for iPhone & iPad in Business in EMEIA).