Networking with Funders
August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Are you looking to build relations with powerful financiers and get connected to top lenders & investors?
This exquisite evening will be your moment to enjoy yourself in a relaxed setting surrounded by multi-million opportunities!
This is your chance to meet various funders offering all types of funding such as loans, grants, investments. Representatives of banks, crowdfunding platforms, angels networks, VCs and other financial institutions will be there to meet you with valuable advice.
If you are an Entrepreneur, in need of funding and various supports to grow – then pack your bag with business-cards and join us for this unforgettable evening full of great opportunities!
Companies you’ll meet:
Calculus Capital is a specialist in creating and managing private equity funds for individuals. A pioneer in the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) space, Calculus launched the UK’s first approved EIS fund in 1999 and has gone on to launch 16 further EIS funds and more recently, the Calculus VCT. Calculus seeks capital appreciation from dynamic, more established, private UK companies across a multitude of sectors.
ScaleUp Group is a VC made up of successful founders and executives providing fast growth companies with “Active Support” consisting of management mentoring, talent management, sales expansion, financial management and funding to help create global champions.
NatWest is not only one of the leading and well-established UK banks, but also a team of experts with entrepreneurial spirit. They understand that running a business can be both exciting and challenging, but with the right combination of support, guidance and funding, it can do better. NatWest is an institution which provides both funding and necessary support to make sure businesses grow faster.
SyndicateRoom is the UK’s only investor-led equity crowdfunding platform. Their members co-invest alongside experienced angel investors in highly sophisticated investment opportunities, on the same economic terms as the professionals. Each one of the opportunities on their platform has been researched by a ‘lead investor’ who is familiar with the sector and who has put their own money into the deal.
Crowdcube is the world’s first and leading investment crowdfunding platform, where a community of like-minded people pool their money and knowledge together to back startup, early and growth stage businesses. Crowdcube gives everyone the opportunity to become ‘armchair Dragons’, building upon their own investment portfolio and supporting British businesses.
Link Capital UK is an Independent Specialist Consultancy providing Commercial and Business Finance support to access vital funding from £2000 to £50 million for SME clients throughout the whole of the UK. Link Capital UK has a specialist department for property development finance, we also arrange commercial and business loans, mortgages and asset lease finance from over 260 UK Based Partner Lenders, at competitive rates and terms.
Alternative Business Funding provides a free and easy way for SMEs to find a vast array of funding choices.They are focused on making it simple for time-constrained business-owners to find the right sources of finance. Their unique collaboration brings together the market-leaders in all forms of alternative business funding.
Spotcap is an innovative online lender for small and medium-sized businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is led by CEO Dr. Jens Woloszczak and MD Niels Turfboer. Spotcap is a leading global fintech company focused on online lending, a sector worth trillions of pounds. Their mission is to provide flexible finance to both established and growing small and medium-sized companies.
ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 147,000 chartered accountants worldwide. They provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.
Startup Funding Club was formed in 2012 by Stephen Page and four experienced entrepreneurs and investors.SFC have experience in advising on SEIS funds, managing angel investment networks and sourcing overseas investment for early stage companies. In July 2016, SFC was awarded the “Lead Angel Syndicate of the Year” by the UK British Angels Association (UKBAA).
Crowd for Angels aims to bring innovative and appealing products to the crowd and funding for companies through their growth cycle. They support public and private UK companies through all stages from seed to pre-ipo and when listed. They do this through equity funding under SEIS, EIS and debt funding through our convertible loans.
Microsoft Accelerator provides the support and resources necessary to building a sustainable company. They provide CEO coaching, team culture development, recruiting talent, creating distribution channels with global Fortune 500s, while serving as a strategic partner for startups and provide unparalleled routes to market by connecting startups with their global network of customers, partners, VCs, business mentors and technical experts.
A City Law Firm is a leading entrepreneur firm of regulated solicitors based in the heart of the City of London. ACLF acts for high-net worth individuals; entrepreneurs in sectors such as media, TV, technology, fashion and finance and start-up businesses that seek & secure investment.
The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is an international non-profit organisation aiming to support and promote crowdfunding as an alternative funding mechanism for small and medium sized enterprises and innovative projects.
VentureFounders is a UK-based equity investment platform designed to make angel and venture capital-style investing more accessible, affordable and transparent.They believe that the market should be open to all who can afford it, as long as they understand the risks associated with early-stage investment.
Edge Investments is a UK-focused creative industries investor in high growth companies in UK theatre, game developers, music, etc. Edge has had a great deal of success in the live entertainment sector, and it has launched a range of funds focused on the creative industries, including the Edge Performance VCT, the UK’s largest Venture Capital Trust.
The Rockstar Group has been the UK’s largest mentoring company for entrepreneurs since 2007. Now with their expansion into China, Rockstar Hubs also has its own in-house Investment Fund and direct investors from China. They invest between £100k-£300k in early stage British businesses who have achieved at least, proof of concept and who value mentoring and a place in the hub to grow their businesses faster – with Rockstar Hubs’ support.
Invesdor was founded in 2012 and is a fully licenced Helsinki-based financial technology (fintech) company that runs a pan-European debt and equity crowdfunding service. Invesdor provides an easy-to-use online tool through which a business can promote itself and connect with a large international audience of potential investors. It has so far facilitated the raising of more than 10 million euros for more than 47 crowdfunding projects.
Envestors was established in 2004 and is one of the leading private investor networks. Today ,Envestors Ltd. has over 4,000 sophisticated investors have registered on the Envestors platform and invest a minimum of £25,000 (average £42,000) per transaction. To date, Envestors has completed over £99m of investment into 792 deals through its offices in London, Jersey and Dubai. Envestors has won numerous awards including “Private Investor Network of the Year” on three occasions (2009, 2011 and 2014).
Plan your evening:
• 6.00-6.30pm Arrival & Networking with Drinks
• 6.30-7.00pm Introduction to Funding Opportunities
• 7.00-7.50pm Introduction to Funding Opportunities
• 7.50-9.00pm More Networking with Drinks
Arina Osiannaya, The Business Funding Show (The only place where you can meet top-finance providers on a regular basis)
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