Karen and her firm Gateway2Enterprise are the gold standard when it comes to fundraising for technology startups. Karen is super intelligent, creative, well networked with private investors and extremely professional. She is also a genuinely caring person. I highly recommend Karen and Gateway2Enterprise to anyone.
Karen’s recent interview at Expanse Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFyP4WnNdQM was insightful and refreshing. There is little information about how to engage with UHNWI and Family Office investors, yet they require a bespoke engagement approach – this short video is a great introduction and highlights the incredible opportunities in this space for both investors and entrepreneurs alike.
I met Karen at her Accelerator Program with Key Stage Ventures: ‘Investment Readiness’. I was initially impressed with Karen’s and her team knowledge, so I asked them if they would like to help us raise our first round of investment. We started working together during the Pandemic COVID-19 and within this period we raised £250k with a Family Office and the option of further investment.
I liked their approach. They allocate their team members to parachute into your company to look at your strategy, structure and then work with you daily.
Karen lead on raising the investment through her global network of investors and also supported us with the Term Sheets; while Matt guided us on our company structure and management.
I would recommend and endorse Karen and her team if you wish not only to raise investment but also put together/review your fundraising strategy. We will continue to work within them and be part of their Accelerator Program to present at their Annual Family Office Conference on October 2020.
I had the pleasure of working with Karen in 2019 as a Key Note Speaker and Judge for our Africa Start Up Gate Summit 2019. Karen has continued to support our Tunisian Eco system and that of the MENA countries and her experience that she shared with the delegates at the Summit was and it to this day far reaching to inspire and educate Entrepreneurs in this region. I also know that Karen continued her networking with Inviting some of our Delegates to London to her Family Office Events and some of our Entrepreneurs attended her Accelerator Program. Looking forward to working further with Karen for the future of not only Tunisia as we grow but also the MENA area.
Hi Karen, Thank you for your help and support in raising capital for our startup – Travaxy accessible travel solutions. Even though we are still in the current round, thank you for sharing your network with us, believing in our cause, and helping us get there! Happy New Year, dear friend
Big thank you to Karen you for her help, guidance and warm hearted approach since we met. Karen’s industry knowledge is second to none, which is rare to find. I look forward to continuing working together over the coming years!
I have been trying to raise seed funding for about 2 & 1/2 months. At times it has been really difficult but people like Karen make it all worth it because they understand the struggle. She helped guide me when she didn’t have to and asked for nothing in return. Her feedback and guidance have been invaluable and I cannot thank her enough. A great businesswoman and an even greater human being. Thank you!
Karen is a big personality with lots to offer and extremely approachable. If you are looking to take your startup/Business to the next level, then she has vast knowledge and a large network of investor that respect her on a professional and personal level. We met and networked with some amazing mentors on the day of the Gateway2Enterprise accelerator program in Oct 2020, that have made a huge impact on our way of thinking and have allowed to take our vision above and beyond. We’d like to especially thank, Matt Black, Cedric Torrosian, Roshni Durve and all the other mentors that shared their time with us. Thank you and Best wishes.
The Christmas investor event organised by Karen and the Gateaway2 Enterprise team was high level, with both great investment propositions from exciting startups with real traction and true investors. All pitches were very tight, well presented and convincing, the party that followed was also very friendly and people were open minded. There was as well a very useful follow up day where investors could meet in one place all the startups that had presented at the event
It was a great pleasure to meet you at the Business show on Thursday and was very regretful you took the time to speak with us.
We enjoyed your presentation very much and would like to be considered as a company you help to archive great things.
Have some good news, I met with one of our potential investors this morning and he said he is interested to invest and he is fine with the current valuation. I’ll keep him informed in the coming months and so fingers crossed. This proves that you are absolutely amazing, your words are like an oracle, what you say becomes reality.
I attended your short seminar at Olympia which I found very inspiring. Could I kindly request a copy of the ’50 slides’ which you mentioned we at your presentation.
It was an honour to have an honest account of your journey and achievements. You’re an aspirational lady. We are delighted to have won mentoring time with you.
A great event Karen. I’m not a fan of networking but yesterday was full of fantastic people and I came away with lots of new knowledge to digest! The excellent range of speakers and opportunities to network with both investors & businesses made for a very varied and enjoyable day. Thanks again.
It was so lovely to have met you earlier today during the workshop.
I sincerely learned a lot from you and it was very informative and succinct.
Thank you very much for taking time to talk to me and give me some wonderful directions at the stand.
I sincerely appreciate your time and I love your style.
I’m sure we will meet again soon for business.