Video: In conversation with Paddy Willis and Paul Rostand

In case you missed it, here is a recording of our recent webinar. It features Vala's John Oliver interviewing Paddy Willis and Paul Rostand. Paddy, who sits on Vala's investment committee was the co-founder of Plum Baby, which became one of the UK's fastest-growing food start-ups, sold to Darwin Private Equity in a deal that valued the business at £10m. Paul is the CEO of Great British Biscotti Company, a business that we have invested in through the Vala EIS Portfolio.


The webinar is part of a series, designed to help bring EIS investing to life by giving an insight into how we choose the companies we invest in, as well as how we work with them to support their growth. If you'd like to join future webinars, just sign up to our mailing list (for financial advisors) to stay up-to-date.




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Investing in start-ups and early-stage companies involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. It should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of any investment opportunity will be achieved or that the strategies and methods described herein will be successful. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance and the value of an investment may go down as well as up.

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