The Investment Conference

“The Next Round”

16th November 2016

250 Bishopsgate
E1 6AA

09.00 – 17.30


Source: produced by SYS Marketing

  • Meet over 20 Top Investment Companies
  • Discover Leading Crowdfunding Platforms
  • Examine Growth Strategies
  • Get Valuable Advice
  • Expose your Brand
  • Build Powerful Network

Event Sponsored by

Rockstar Hubs

Meet Top Industry Leaders

Institute of Chartered Accountants
Clearly So
Edge Investments
Forward Partners
Angel Investment Network
London Business Angels
Venture Founders
Angel CoFund
Startup Funding Club
British Business Bank
UK Business Angels Association



⌚ 09.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION


⌚ 10.00-10.40 Session I: Investment Trends Overview

(Sectors securing major investors’ support; Most utilised funding sources; Brexit impact on equity funding)

MODERATOR: Johnathan Pfahl, Founder of Rockstar Hubs

Matt Adey, Director & Senior Economist at the British Business Bank

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors

⌚ 10.40-11.20 Session II: Strategy & Planning 

(Planning, Valuation, Dilution, Cash-ins, and Exit Strategies)

MODERATOR: Alia Ali, Head of Commercial Law at A City Law Firm Limited

Andrie Santis, Manager of Growth Finance at Grant Thornton

David De Koning, Director for Global Communications at Funding Circle

Richard Moore, Head of New Investments at Calculus Capital

Darran Green, Investment Manger at Rockpool Investments

Norman Molyneux, Founder & Chief Executive of Acceleris Capital

⌚ 11.20-11.40 Coffee-break

⌚ 11.40-12.20 Session III: Funding solutions for Starting up a business 

(Funding options; Most sustainable sectors; Associated risks for investors and ways to prevent/reduce those)

MODERATOR: Mark Saunders, Director of Business Banking at NatWest

Martyn Holman, Partner at Forward Partners

Stephen Page, Founder and CEO at Startup Funding Club

Gary Lennon, Business Development Director at BizBritain

Clive Lewis, Head of Enterprise at ICAEW

Nick Bassett, UK’s Head of Investor Partnership at Innovate UK

⌚ 12.20-13.00 Session IV: Crowdfunding 

(What’s happening in the space; Regulations and Investment practices; Various crowdfunding models; Most successful campaigns)

MODERATOR: Oliver Woolley, Founder & CEO at Envestors

Matt Cooper, Commercial Director at Crowdcube

Rich Mason, Campaigns & Investment Director at Seedrs

Eva Weber, Investment Director at VentureFounders

Lex Deak, Founder & CEO at OFF3R

⌚ 13.00-14.00 Lunch

⌚ 14.00-14.40 Session V: Private or ‘Angel’ Investment

(What Angel investors are looking for; How to find the right Angel; Pros and cons of Angel Investment; Due-diligence on Investors and Founders; Becoming SEIS/EIS qualified)

Tim Mills, Investment Director at Angel CoFund

Alexander Sleigh, Investment Director at London Business Angels

Roderick Beer, Strategic Relations Director at UK Business Angels Association

Xavier Baluster, Partner at Angel Investment Network

Katrina Cruz, Private Investor Relations at ClearlySo

⌚ 14.40-15.20 Session VI: Venture Capitalists

(Range of VCs; Requirements and expectations; When to bring a VC on board; How to secure institutional investors)

Paul Excell, Executive Director at ScaleUp Group

Eileen Modral, Investment Network Manager at Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

David Fisher, Investment Director at Edge Investment Group

Nick Gurney-Sharpe, Chief Investment Officer at Innvotec

⌚ 15.20-16.00 Session VII: Experts & Entrepreneurs Panel

(Very special business-guests, who built highly-successful ventures will be sharing their journeys and discussing the role of external funding in growing the business)

Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE, Co-founder and CEO of photonics technology company M Squared, one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies.

M Squared is one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies. M Squared’s rapid growth has been recognised by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Bloomberg Business Innovators, The Leap 100 and the Scale-Up Club. This year also saw the business receive the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation for its groundbreaking ‘SolsTiS’ laser platform. M Squared has been recently supported by the Business Growth Fund with £6.25m. Graeme is an entrepreneur who already successfully built and sold other highly-scientific ventures Thus he knows a great deal of all stages you may consider going through and will be there to share how to build and grow your business rapidly utilising external funds.

David Murray-Hundley, Serial Entrepreneur and Director/NED IW CapitalCrowdstackerPortrE-FundamentalsBrabhamForce Over MassScopelyAdaroFerrari, mentor for Level 39.

Murray-Hundley published his first for Superior Software at just 11 years old. He worked for the first internet companies when people still asked him for ID. He was one of the founding team members at Commerce One long before it peaked at a $22bn market cap… the same company that bankrupted him. So, he did well in his 20s, lost it in his early 30s and did well again. Been sat as the person looking to raise cash and also the person who lends. Fortunate enough to have some wisdom and track record. Represents companies or is involved with companies in the UK that ‘actually’ raise money or lend money with no BS. This year only, he made two high profile exits, so definitely David is a person to ask about strategy.

Dr Louise Beaumont, Vice Chair Open Bank Working Group at TechUK, Advisory Board Member at Funding Options, Brace Club, Verifeye Media, and CEO of Vector Associates Ltd. 

Prior to her current roles, Louise was the head of public affairs and marketing at GTI Finance, a prominent investor in the SME alternative finance sector. I addition, Louise was the co-founder and chief sales and marketing officer at GLI Finance investee Platform Black. An expert in alternative funding platforms, Dr Louise Beaumont creates markets, enables scale, and drives growth.  She is particularly interested in the intersection between technology, financial services and public sector; and has worked with blue chips (Capgemini, Siemens, Microsoft), many start-ups, investors (GLI Finance) and everything in between to grow companies and create value.

Julien Callede, Co-Founder,

Julien grew up in Nantes in Western France. It was in Paris, however, whilst attending university at HEC, that the seed for MADE was first planted. During his time at HEC, Julien completed a placement at a private equity fund that had recently bought a furniture company and here, learnt the basics of product sourcing and the international furniture market. It was also during his time at the HEC that Julien met fellow student, Ning Li, with whom plans for a furniture e-commerce business were first discussed. These plans grew with the help of Brent Hoberman and Chloe Macintosh. In February 2010 Julien arrived in London and, together the three co-founders, launched MADE. Since then, the business has grown rapidly, and now operates successfully in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands alongside its London home. MADE’s vision is to become Europe’s number one online destination for home design.

⌚ 16.00-16.15 Closing Remarks

⌚ 16.15-17.30 Networking reception


NatWest, 250 Bishopsgate, London, E1 6AA


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Pop-up Stand in break-out area
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