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Equity Advisory Service

One-to-one equity advice

Our Equity Advisor, venture capitalist and business development advisor, Drew O’Sullivan, offers one-to-one advice for early stage high growth ventures that intend to raise funds in the next 12 months. Drew also acts as a sounding board for your management team before you approach the investment community to seek capital.

Drew is available to meet with individual companies to advise on your fundraising requirements and asses your ‘investor readiness. He can also present to groups of companies and entrepreneurs on these issues. A series of monthly clinics are held at locations across the island each month.

We have announced the dates for our 2018 Monthly Regional Clinics.

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Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this service you must have a minimum new equity funding requirement of €100,000.  We will also ask you to forward one of the following documents to us in advance:

  • Business Plan (preferred submission)
  • Executive summary/Investment Memorandum (we can provide you with a pro forma to complete in advance) or
  • Investment pitch slide deck

In addition, you must demonstrate that you meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • HPSU status or equivalent in Northern Ireland
  • Have been appointed a Development Advisor with Enterprise Ireland or Client Executive with Invest Northern Ireland
  • Sales in excess of €100,000 (or sterling equivalent)
  • Have already raised €50,000 (or sterling equivalent) equity finance
  • Have completed a recognised accelerator/platform programme

In some cases short listing may be applied where there is strong demand for the service.

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About Drew O'Sullivan

Drew has been involved as an investor and advisor to start up and growing technology companies in Ireland for over 12 years.  From 2007 to 2011, Drew was an investment manager with 4th Level Ventures, the seed venture fund focused on investing in start-ups exploiting the outputs of university research in Ireland. 

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Want to arrange a meeting?

Contact Equity Advisory Service

Please contact a member of the Equity team on 028 3083 4151 (048 from Ireland) or by email.