Harneys' Ideas, Innovations, and Investments conference series: Launch to exit – Insights from a VC

Introducing a five-part video series that will explore the challenges and opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs of companies and funds.

The last 12 months have been exceptionally busy for many start-ups and their investors, with valuations continuing to soar notwithstanding a unique economic backdrop.

In this first video of the series, George Weston, Corporate Partner at Harneys; Murray Roberts, Director at Harneys Fiduciary; and Amir Weitmann, Managing Partner at venture capital fund Champel Capital, consider key moments in the lifecycle of a company and some critical issues for start-up founders to think about including:

  • Launch: forming a start-up business and the benefits of using a BVI or other offshore company 
  • Best practices for founders, including approach to market, building a team, user base, and revenues
  • Growth: seeking external investment and legal issues to consider when admitting new investors and going through funding rounds 
  • Sale or exit: whether by acquisition, IPO or SPAC merger 

This discussion formed part of our inaugural Ideas, Innovations, and Investments virtual conference.