Crowdfunding: Launch Hard or Go Home

July 24, 2018

WeWork Moorgate

Thinking of Crowdfunding?

The potential of crowdfunding is limitless but only if you get your basics right. This event will answer the following questions for people or businesses thinking about using crowdfunding to raise capital:

We have gathered top crowdfunding platforms and business angels to help you get the right answers for your business!

Great News! There are showcasing opportunities available for businesses that wish to maximise their brand exposure.

Some of the funders you will meet:

Andrew Adcock | Chief Marketing Officer at Crowd for Angels

Andrew is the Chief Marketing Officer and a founding team member at Crowd for Angels, the FCA regulated crowdfunding platform.

Crowd for Angels is a leading UK crowdfunding platform that raises funds for companies through the issue of shares (equity) and crowd bonds (debt) to investors.

Colin Spiller l London Angel Club Manager at Angels Den

With unrivalled enterprise and leadership experience from Software, Engineering and Banking, Colin is one of The City’s “Go To” guys for start-ups seeking investment and rapid growth.

Angels Den is an online investment platform that connects businesses with angel investors. It was founded in April 2007 and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Dan Hardy | Equity Fundraising Manager at Crowdcube

Dan has been at Crowdcube for two and a half years and is responsible for identifying the right companies for Crowdcube.

Crowdcube is a leading equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of start-ups and growing businesses to connect with potential investors. Dedicated to helping UK-based entrepreneurs raise finance to start or grow their business, Crowdcube gives investors real equity in the companies they fund.

Xavier Ballester l Director of Angel Investment Network's brokerage division

Xavier Ballester is the Director of the Angel Investment Network's broking division AIN Scout, which in just over 5 years has helped 130 businesses raise around £35 million.

The Angel Investment Network is a platform connecting new businesses with angel investors. AIN is the largest angel network in the world, with an angel network in 80+ countries and at last recorded count has 625,000+ registered users.

Magda Posluszny l Associate at Seedrs

Magda is a startup advisor and business strategist. She is responsible for identifying growth startups and analyzing investment opportunities at Seedrs.

Seedrs is a leading, pan-European, online platform for investing in the equity of private companies. Seedrs funded over 600 businesses such as Revolut, Landbay or Perkbox, with over £320 invested through their platform.

Manish Miglani l Investment Director at Nesta

Manish joined Nesta Impact Investments n 2015 as an Investment Director and works on the fund's investments across sectors.

Nesta is a global innovation foundation. They seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, joining with others to take on the big challenges and shift how the world works for everyone.

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos l Co-founder and CEO at Syndicate Room

Gonçalo is the CEO and co-founder of multi-award-winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom and a contributor for Forbes, writing regularly about entrepreneurship, fintech, corporate finance and venture capital investments. 

SyndicateRoom helps early-stage UK startups and scaleups raise equity investment. They work with companies from all sectors, typically on funding rounds from Seed to Series A. They have an online investment platform that provides access to a wide network of high-net-worth and sophisticated private investors as well as their own EIS Fund.

Plan your evening:

• 5.30 - 6.00pm Arrival & Registration

• 6.00 - 6.10pm Welcome from BFS

• 6.10 - 7.10pm Presentations

• 7.10 - 7.30pm Panel Q&A

• 7.30 - 8.30pm Networking with Drinks

Why not benefit from a member’s discount?

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