Participant profiles

Participants in Financing the Entrepreneurial Business include both entrepreneurs and those working for venture capital or private equity firms, as well as consultants and advisors to both sides.


Nikhil Hirdaramani (Sri Lankan)
Director - Hirdaramani Group

"A lot has happened since I completed the programme and I will always count it as marking the start of me becoming who I am today - a businessman with the confidence, knowledge and leadership skills to work with and support other entrepreneurs."

Matthijs Visser (Dutch)
Business Development Manager - Alliander

"I took away an entirely new toolkit. The knowledge I gained about structuring investments has enabled me to provide the concrete value-add I wanted."

Matthijs was looking for a programme that could be easily applied to his role at Alliander and could help propel his career forward. Read how the Financing the Entrepreneurial Business programme played a key role in helping Matthijs achieve his career goals.

Tim Bode (German)
Managing Director - Tybo Investments

"The highlight for me was the last case study, presented by Martyn Williams. It was basically about his own life; learning from the person who actually did the deals in real life had a huge impact and made it very memorable."

Tim works in angel financing and to ensure his career success, he wanted to become more proficient at examining business plans. Read Tim's profile and find out how attending the programme equipped him with not only the essential skills he required, but an international network he is still harnessing today.

Ritesh Shah (British)
CFO - Europe, Rabobank

"Each session introduced a different concept, and presented it in a practical way that I haven't seen in any other business school programme I've attended."

Ritesh Shah attended the programme to learn more about how valuation works for new businesses. Here he talks about how the knowledge he gained about private equity and venture capital buyouts helps him in his role as CFO.

Students outside the school

Key details

5 days
Next start:
17 November 2014

Contact us

Aasim Ali, Programme Associate

Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7382

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