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23: The corporate finance approach to venture capital investing | Steve Harris of Committed Capital

20 Apr 2021 / Podcast Tax Enhanced

Corporate finance is an essential aspect of venture capital investing. Steve Harris is CEO of Committed Capital, with a strong corporate finance background and a long history of venture capital investing.

In a widely ranging discussion, we cover many important areas, including company valuations, how to assess financial projections and plans for what happens when things go wrong. We also ask whether corporate financiers or former entrepreneurs make better venture capital investors!

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Steve Harris joined Committed Capital in 2004 as CEO, and has spent 30 years in investment and corporate finance. Initially a corporate financier at HSBC, Steve became a Director of Corporate Finance at Société Générale and later, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at PA Consulting. In the early years of the internet, Steve was Investment Director at Antfactory, and Finance Director of its investment bank. Antfactory was a start-up internet incubator, which grew to become one of the UK’s leading technology investment vehicles with a US$600m technology-focused private equity fund. Steve holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA Hons in Modern History from UCL. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was an officer in the British Army.

Committed Capital www.committedcapital.co.uk

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