Partnerships and Investment Webinar Series #1: Preparing to meet investors

This webinar is part of a series of seminars prepared for SMEs participating in our Global Innovation Partnership Programme T-DEB. You can read more about our programme at

This preparatory webinar helped SMEs to understand the investment ecosystem in the UK and how to create a pitch deck. The webinar covers: 

- Understanding types of investors & knowing if they are a good fit (guiding questions that will save you a lot of time)

- What investors are looking for in a pitch (the problem you are solving, the market size, all the financials, and more)

- Understanding the investment cycle (from first contact to transfer of funds)

- Presenting your company and preparing a pitch deck (how and when best to pitch, pitching mistakes to avoid)

Tekiu Ltd. designed and delivered Innovate UK’s Global Innovation Partnership Programme for Turkey, T-DEB, par of the Newton Fund. The aim of this two-year programme was to help UK and Turkish SMEs and organisations to build the capacity to develop and sustain R&D collaborations that address societal challenges. Our focus areas were Health, Environmental Tech and Smart Cities. T-DEB ran from Jan 2018 to March 2020.