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Money20/20 Europe Recap: Decoding the Art of the Raise

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Last month, Money20/20 Europe brought together some of the brightest minds in fintech for discussions that delved deep into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. A standout session was "The Art of the Raise: What Investors REALLY Want," featuring a panel of seasoned investors: Kaushalya Somasundaram (Partner, FinTech Growth Fund), Hélène Falchier (Partner, Portage), and Neil Cunha-Gomes (Head of EMEA Fintech & Digital Assets, SoftBank Investment Advisers), moderated by Money20/20's own Micky Tesfaye.

With capital becoming increasingly scarce and competition for funding reaching new heights, understanding the investor's perspective is crucial. This session offered founders valuable insights into the often unspoken expectations and intangible factors that can make or break a funding deal.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Capital Allocation: Be prepared to present a meticulously detailed plan on how you intend to allocate invested capital, demonstrating a clear path towards growth and return.
  2. Metrics That Matter: Showcase business metrics that go beyond vanity numbers and reveal the true sustainability and potential of your venture.
  3. Customer-Centricity: Never lose sight of your customer and their needs. Investors are seeking solutions that genuinely address customer pain points.

If you're looking for more in-depth analysis and insights, don't miss the upcoming Money20/20 USA this October, where we'll be diving deeper into these topics and more.

At TwentyFold, we understand the importance of aligning founder vision with investor expectations. Stay tuned for more content from us as we continue to explore fintech funding.

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