Andrew Tollinton is the new Chairman of the IoD’s London Young Directors Forum and last month led the group’s investment-style event, the YDF Den, at 116 Pall Mall. Having organised, judged and participated in similar pitch environments in the past, Andrew was ideally placed to spot some valuable insights when it comes to raising investment.

Hidden Gems

As with many things in life the most interesting interactions often take place where you least expect them. For example, when I gave a TEDx talk the speech was not the most rewarding part, it was the discussions with fellow speakers at the after party.

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