It's Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing!
This event is designed to help you showcase your business in front of an audience and show a room full of investors what your business is all about!
At this event, you can:
Not ready to showcase your business? Come as an attendee and get inspired, informed and connected with the funders and the showcasing companies.
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Some of the Investors you will meet:
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.
Paul Excell | Director at ScaleUp Goup
As an entrepreneur, Chairman and former CxO at BT, Paul is responsible for launching innovative global services and businesses supporting revenues of $4bn across 85 countries.
ScaleUp Group provides services enabling founders to manage fast global expansion by providing the talent, governance, corporate structure and funding.
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.
Rohallah Ghasemi | Dealflow Manager at Startup Funding Club
Rohallah is responsible for the first stage of startup screening at the SFC.
Startup Funding Club provides capital to promising British startups, acting as a facilitator for young businesses to receive funding combining the company's award-winning network of business angels and seed investment funds.
Kevin Monserrat | VC Relations and Dealflow Manager at Microsoft Accelerator
Kevin is a Marketing Executive working as Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft Accelerator London.
Microsoft Accelerator is a global initiative built to empower startups around the world on their journey to build great companies. Microsoft Accelerator works with mature startups to provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge, and expertise they need to become successful companies.
Toby Knight | Analyst at Q Ventures
As part of the QVentures team, Toby's role focuses on origination, research, dealflow screening, due diligence and execution.
QVentures is the Angel Investment arm of the Quintessentially Group, with over 60 offices globally. QVentures provides super angels, fund managers, family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals with access to exclusive investment opportunities alongside professional VCs and trusted investors.
David Fisher | Investment Director at Edge Investment
David is an experienced private equity and venture capital specialist and works as Investment Director at Edge Investments.
Edge invests in dynamic businesses guided by exceptional management, operating at the intersection of creativity and technology. They fund and support entrepreneurs in the creative industries, which contribute 10% of UK GDP, and form one of the pillars of the post-Brexit economy.
Sam Louis | Head of Consultancy at Angel Investment Network (AIN)
Sam's role at AIN focuses on broker investment into start ups, SMEs and property developments; consulting on investment strategy, marketing material and business plans.
Angel Investment Network is a global network of angel investors and entrepreneurs, spanning 80 countries with over 600,000 registered members. We are currently adding over 11,000 new entrepreneurs and over 2,000 new investors each month.
Anthony Carty | Alternative Business Funding
Anthony has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the Business Development Director for Clifton Asset Management plc – the financial services group which owns www.alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk.
Alternative Business Funding is simple, safe, efficient, free and fair with their unique Funder Finder engine allowing the business owner to search for available finance without impacting their credit rating.
Flavia Richardson | Portfolio Manager at Funding London
Flavia monitors a growing portfolio of 100+ early-stage and growth companies within Technology, Digital and Sciences, currently mid-way through the investment period of the £25M fund.
Funding London bridges the funding gap for SMEs in London and enables real opportunities for sustainable growth. One of their active initiatives is The London Co-Investment Fund supported by £25m from the Mayor of London and up to £60m from their partners.
Plan your evening:
• 5.30-6.00pm Arrival & Registration
• 6.00-6.10pm Welcome from BFS
• 6.10-6.30pm Introduction to Funders
• 6.30-7.10pm Business Showcase: Pitching
• 7.10-8.00pm Business Showcase: Fair
• 8.00-8.30pm Networking with Drinks
Why not benefit from a member’s discount?
You can now join the Business Funding Club, a premier network connecting entrepreneurs, funders, and service providers. BFC members gain access to exclusive events, showcase opportunities at BFS workshops, consultations and access to FundingMatches.com, an online matching service for entrepreneurs and VCs.
View all benefits and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2GjqiqO
Business Funding Show, originally the first-ever funding exhibition for the UK & EU, is now a series of events bringing together high potential SMEs and leading financial institutions to ensure UK’s business growth.
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