American Chemical Society Webinar: A mid-year update on successful financing

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on building the right mix for successful financing.

Scheduled for Thursday, July 15, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature David Porter of Apposite Capital, a chemist and one of HealthInvestor’s 50 most influential people of 2009. Porter will speak on VC Talk: How to Sell Your Science & Get Investors.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Porter’s topics will include:

  • The importance of management — assessing whether you have a financeable management team
  • How to present your science and technology without sounding geeky
  • The importance of selling the commercial opportunity and how to do it
  • Know your audience and where to look for money and where not to look

Porter is a leading figure in the healthcare sector, with a depth of experience investing in, and advising, a wide range of companies. A member of the United Kingdom Department of Health's provider reform group, he combines sector knowledge with practical hands-on experience. Before joining Apposite, Porter founded Nomura International's healthcare investment and corporate finance group. He has been CEO of a number of companies, including an authorized bank. A chemistry graduate from Oxford University, he has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the investment and financial world. Visit for more information.


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