SBA Connect

SBA Connect is a quarterly newsletter to foster communication with entrepreneurs and the investment community. It contains club updates, wins from our portfolio companies, exciting discoveries in technology, business opportunities and summaries of events.

SBA Connect Volume 4 covers various topics, including a profile of board member Olivier de La Meslière who liaises with funds/VCs, and the introduction of five new members. The Start Up Factory event, set to take place in September in Cannes as part of a partnership with CréACannes, is highlighted in the events section.

SBA Connect Volume 3 discusses the challenges that France faces as it emerges from lockdown and how bold and fast leaders need to be to restart the economy. The issue features an article by Joe Tabet from the Harvard Business Review (French Edition) who provides insightful answers to the crisis. The member’s view section profiles Barbara Saxby, a new board member who brings marketing expertise and fresh ideas to the group. The publication also highlights the activities of SBA members, including the startup hotline, and provides information on GDPR compliance for start-ups.

28 April 2020

This newsletter highlights the profile of a new SBA member, Charles Sidman, and invites readers to attend his upcoming webinar on “Different Investor Approaches to the Early-Stage Asset Class.” The article also discusses a recent UPE webinar on the impact of the COVID crisis on the startup ecosystem and the need to adapt to the new world post-pandemic. The newsletter emphasizes the importance of successful exits for both startups and investors and discusses Michael Porter’s five forces analysis on how the BA investment world will change, with a focus on the increased competition for funding opportunities. Overall, the newsletter encourages startups to think outside the box and be creative to attract investors in the post-COVID era.

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