An Effective Fund Raising Journey - Raomal Perera Speaks at UCC

26 Mar 2014
Raomal Perera

Hear Raomal Perera talk about how he raised over €27 million to help build Network365 as a global company.

Raomal will take you through his journey. Talking about the funding options available to him then and also discussing what is available to you now. How he went about selecting investors? How he was able to convey value? And the key investment terms he should have been aware off.

Raomal is a veteran of multiple entrepreneurial ventures and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at INSEAD where he currently teaches and studies entrepreneurship, innovation and the management of rapidly growing companies.

Raomal is an educator and loves to work with entrepreneurs. However his primary role is helping established businesses make innovation work. He uses an interesting mix of his hands-on experience of building successful companies and the more recent experience of academia and research in helping companies GET, KEEP and GROW their customers, using a number of highly effective tools and processes. Follow his work on

Raomal co-founded two technology companies; ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Network365 acquired US company iPin and formed Valista in 2003. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009 and Aepona was acquired by Intel in 2013.

Raomal also teaches at a number of other universities on business planning, fund raising, leadership using your emotional capital and customer development using lean methodologies.

Raomal was a recipient of the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) Outstanding Software Achievement Award in 2003. He was also a finalist in the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards. Raomal was one of 40 entrepreneurs worldwide chosen to the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) as a technology pioneer. Headed by Raomal, Valista also won a number of industry accolades, ranging from the Wall Street Journal Innovation GOLD award for business, and the Mobile World Congress Award for the most innovative product.

Raomal has an international network of contacts, having built global companies, with a vast geographical footprint. He setup overseas offices across the globe from East (Japan) to West (USA) and grew companies through acquisitions, partnerships and entering new markets. He has experience in setting up off-shore engineering facilities.


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