Startup Financing and Crowdfunding


Startup Financing Options (accelerators/incubators, angel investors, grants, venture capital funds, crowdfunding platforms)

What is Crowdfunding and How it Works

Benefits of Raising Capital with Crowdfunding

How Crowdbase Works

Bonus topics: Key Pitch Deck Components, Structuring your Funding Rounds


C4E 101: Series of Lectures in Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Fall 2023


Speakers: Frixos Larkos, Co-Founder and CEO at Crowdbase and Panayiotis Kakourides, COO at Crowdbase

Frixos is the Co-Founder and CEO at Crowdbase, the first investment-based crowdfunding platform in Cyprus. His background spans corporate finance, investment banking, and financial advisory. Through Crowdbase, he helps to facilitate fundraising for startups and socially impactful real estate projects by bringing together a large number of small and angel investors. Frixos holds a Master’s in Financial Analysis from London Business School, where he focused on financial modelling, valuation, and fintech. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Surrey. Outside of his primary role, Frixos has an interest in technology and coding, often contributing to Crowdbase’s frontend development.

Panayiotis is the COO at Crowdbase, Cyprus’s first equity crowdfunding platform. His expertise in finance and strategic planning is central to his role in operational management and business growth at Crowdbase. Panayiotis’ professional journey includes a focus on strategy and transactions, within the corporate finance domain. His academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis from London Business School, where he met Frixos, leading to their future collaboration at Crowdbase. Panayiotis also holds a BSc in Business Mathematics & Statistics from the London School of Economics. Beyond his professional life, he is an avid football player and a DJ, showcasing his dynamic personality.


When: Wednesday January 31, 16:30-17:30

Where: LRC012  - Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"/ UCY Library 


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