When it comes to funding, knowledge is power. By understanding the basic rules of startup funding, entrepreneurs can radically increase their chances. In this event we will explain the pros and cons of the most popular funding models for startups.
We are giving an opportunity for some inspiring entrepreneurs to present their startups in our mini exhibition and to hear a debate of an impressive panel of vc's and angel investors.
Come and network with the leading UK entrepreneurs and investors and learn what investors are looking for!
18.00 Startup Exhibition & Networking
19.00. Intro & Keynote Speach
19.20 Panel Discussions
20.00. Drinks & Networking
runs the consultancy division of Founders Forum, helping corporate clients to connect to early stage companies for partnerships, investment and acquisition. His projects range from helping the Tesco exec board look at the future of retail to building the venture investment pipeline of a global FMCG company. Previously he held strategy roles at EE and PwC, and led marketing for Bime – a French Business Intelligence start-up.
Peter Thomson is a digital marketer specialising in helping early-stage companies position themselves for capital raising and rapid growth. Peter started his career as a venture capital lawyer and has worked in management consulting and digital strategy for global technology clients. He's also the author of the 2013 book Tickle: Digital Marketing For Tech Companies and an avid blogger. Most recently he was the head of marketing at equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, where he oversaw a period of rapid growth and helped several startups launch and promote record breaking fund raising rounds.
Paul Mack is a founding partner of InterCap, based in London. Paul’s background is primarily focussed upon transactions within Europe, MENA and Asia. Prior to co-founding the Firm he was previously a director of Iveagh, a private investment house and family office based in London. He was previously chief operating officer, Colonial First State Investments UK and managing director of Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management in Hong Kong. Prior to this he was managing director of Credit Lyonnais Asset Management Hong Kong and previously with Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong and London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Securities and Investment Institute.
Paul Dowling is the CEO and founder of www.dreamstake.com which is a major seed funding platform for tech startups. Dreamstake's vision is to democratise the whole tech startup process by harnessing the web to link entrepreneurs with the support and funding they need. Dreamstake provides startup education through the free Dreamstake Academy and funding through syndication on the platform. We are advocates of The Lean Startup methodology and believe in supporting startups as they go through the various stages. We support funding up to approx. $2M.
Remember that our events are for Dreamstake members only, so please register here if you wish to attend.