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Startup Fundraising in the new landscape from diverse sources

GENIUS INCUBATOR in association with Cass Business School and CASS Finance Club presents Fund Raising for your startup in the new landscape from diverse sources on 9th May.
When: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 9th May 2013
What: A panel discussion with speakers representing diverse funding sources : A VC, an angel network, a crowd funding site, a micro VC
Where: Cass Business School, 106 bunhill row, london

Registration link -

Oliver Woolley is a Founder Partner of Envestors Limited and an Executive Director of the British Business Angels Association (BBAA). Established in 2004 Envestors runs a Private Investor Club of 700 individuals looking to invest up to £5m in high growth businesses. With offices in London, Manchester, Jersey and Dubai, Envestors has made over 100 investments and in 2009/10 won “Private Investor Network of the Year” at Investor Allstars.
After studying Finance at Bristol University, Oliver decided not to become an accountant but instead raised private equity and bank debt to start his own venture in the food industry – including a retail catering business in central London and organic sausage shops in the south-east of England. In 1997 he sold the business and moved into early-stage investing. Oliver has invested in, and sits on the board of, several early-stage businesses. Oliver has a MBA from Imperial College, London, where he lectures occasionally in entrepreneurship.

Nigel Grierson co-founded the Doughty Hanson Technology Fund in 2000 and currently serves as co-Managing Director. His specific areas of expertise include financial venture investment, high technology marketing and organisation development.
Previously, Nigel was the Group Director for Intel Capital Europe, managing a team responsible for making strategic equity investments and developing new business opportunities throughout Europe. He and the team together originated and invested in over 35 technology start-up companies, many of which became substantial public companies. Nigel has also worked at AT&T in the Communications Product Division leading a team developing high performance silicon processors.
Nigel delivers a number of career development courses for the European Venture Capital Association.

Olivia is an Assistant Director at Ariadne Capital and Network Manager at Entrepreneur Country. Olivia joined in December 2012, bringing extensive experience of business strategy and organisational management.

Olivia’s background is in financial services, having spent 5 years in corporate banking as Commercial Manager, developing the strategy, proposition and performance managing a portfolio of sales teams and then running a sales portfolio as Relationship Director, specialising in Professional Services firms. She then moved to insurance and reinsurance broking where she spent 3 years as Commercial Director for a leading global broker.

Olivia has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and the development of start-up businesses, having founded and been involved with a number of technology and service start-ups. She also has an Executive MBA from Imperial College Business School, focused on corporate finance, strategy and entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and travelling.

Please email [masked] by april 30th with your pitch if you are interested in pitching to a mix of investors on may 9th .

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  • Tarun

    Please register for this meetup at . The event is free only for Cass students & ticketed GBP35 for all others. You cannot enter the premises without a ticket or a student pass. Look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!

    May 8, 2013

    • Ian O.

      I've registered twice now and paid twice and still I get no confirmation from Eventbrite about my ticket. What's wrong here. Who can I email about this as the ones I have bounce.

      May 8, 2013

  • MisterEe?

    I'll come along to learn more!!

    May 7, 2013

  • Mindy l.

    Do I need to purchase the £35 ticket for this event ? Many Thanks

    May 4, 2013

  • Julia

    It's at my Uni as well:) How convenient!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this possible to somehow get this event streamed live, or perhaps have audio over a call that people can join. I will unfortunately not be able to be in London, but would really love to have a chance to listen.

    May 1, 2013

  • Arifa K.

    There are 4 different funding sources you'll get to meet: Technology VC, seed fund, angel investors network and crowd funding (crowd cube) so it will be very interesting. This is a ticketed event - you can email your pitches to [masked] or register at if you simply want to attend. You'll meet many aspiring entrepreneurs over metworking drinks. Look forward to seeing many of you!

    April 27, 2013

  • Caroline C.

    Managing communication for the travel and hospitality fields. Interested in networking with entrepreneurs and to share business opportunities.

    April 23, 2013

  • Ian O.

    Will be interesting to hear about the variety of different sources now available.

    April 17, 2013

  • May

    I help advise start ups on financing

    April 17, 2013

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