After more than a decade as a serial Investor and NED, Daina Spedding has evaluated a whole host of businesses hoping to scale their operations, many of which she has funded with great success. Currently, Daina is particularly interested in supporting female founders, with perhaps the most successful example taking shape in Elvie founder, Tania Boler.
Boler’s femtech business secured £58 million in Series C funding from Daina’s investment firm, BGF, last year. In an interview with Forbes last July, she predicted that Elvie would not only surpass $100 million in revenue in 2021, but that it would become the first ever femtech Unicorn in the near future.
Given her extensive experience and proven insight into what investors look for in potential scale-ups, Daina was an ideal panellist at our IWD event: ‘How to Scale-up Your Business’, with her Three Things – three pieces of actionable advice – focusing on successful funding for scale-ups.