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  • WeWork Chancery lane

    14 Gray's Inn Rd, , London WC1X 8HN (map)

    51.518936 -0.111454

  • If you want to find out what it takes to get Investment ready, make sure to attend this event! 

    Book your Early-bird ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2fgC20s

    Speakers:

    Mark Saunders, Director of Business Banking at NatWest 

    Mark is a dedicated Banking Professional, with experience in Retail (5 years), and Corporate/Commercial & Business Banking. He is qualified in Debt structuring and financial modelling, via the Chartered Banker. Mark is happy to give back to the Banking, Business and SME marketplace by sharing his experience as an entrepreneurial banker. 

    Oliver Woolley, Co-funder and CEO at Envestors 

    Oliver is CEO of Envestors Limited, which he co-founded in 2004 helping investors source interesting deals. Between 2006 and 2014, Oliver sat on the Board of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA). After completing a finance degree, Oliver raised equity and bank debt to start Woolleys Healthfoods. In 1997 he sold the business to Northern Foods and moved into early-stage investing.

    Yann Moulary, Investment Associate at London Business Angels 

    Yann is an Investment Associate at LBA. He is responsible for looking after LBA’s front end deal flow of technology companies in sectors such as IoT, AI, FinTech, InsuTech, RegTech, CleanTech, Saas, Semiconductor devices, Digital etc. Yann critically assesses the opportunities to select and present high growth potential startups to our business angels’ network. 

    Ben Wynne-Simmons, Managing Director at CoralReef

    Ben works with tech entrepreneurs to provide the capital and resources they need to grow world class businesses. He has invested in over 10 technology startups and is currently a director of Fliplet and strategic advisor to SupaPass. Ben has mentored at Techstars, Ignite 100, Mass Challenge and Oxygen accelerators as well as lectured at General Assembly. 
    Ben's background is in private equity. He held investment director roles at 3i Group plc and Barclays Private Equity where he managed multiple investments and corporate sales and sat on the board of 10 companies.

    Katrina Cruz, Private Investor Relations at ClearlySo 

    Katrina manages ClearlySo's angel investor network and catalysing private capital into early stage impact businesses. She supports Clearly Social Angels, a members only group of ClearlySo's most proactive and dedicated impact angel investors. Katrina advises ClearlySo's capital raising mandates on angel investor outreach and providing such insight to entrepreneurs to aide their pitch. She also has broad experience across deal distribution and building relations with all major funders in the impact investment market beyond angel investors.

    Presenting companies:

    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.

    Envestors is one of the leading private investor networks which sits “above the crowd”. Being established in 2004, 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 £95m of investment into 200 companies 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).

    LBA has been connecting high growth small and medium sized enterprises with investment through the network of experienced and discerning business angel investors since 1982. LBA is a founding member of the UK Business Angels Association, the industry's best practice trade association. LBA is also a member of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network and the Angel Capital Group, focusing on providing both investment and knowledge to high growth businesses. 

    Coral Reef invests in technology and creativity to grow world class businesses. The company aims to equip people who have ambitious ideas with the investment, resources and advice that best enable them to achieve their vision. Creativity is core of what they do, whether that be in new business models, novel routes to market or great product design.

    ClearlySo is Europe’s leading impact investment bank, working exclusively with businesses and funds delivering positive social, ethical, and/or environmental impact as well as financial return. It supports capital raising activity through financial advisory work. Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped nearly 100 clients raise more than £108 million in impact investment from its extensive network of high-net-worth individual and institutional investors. ClearlySo Ltd is an appointed representative of Catalyst Fund Management & Research Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Book your ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2fgC20s 

    Plan your evening:  

    • [masked]pm Arrival and Networking (over coffee or beer)

    •[masked]pm Talks

    • [masked]pm Networking (Time to exchange your business cards and get a fresh pint of beer).

    Organisers: 

    Arina Osiannaya - the founder The Business Funding Events (The only place where you can meet top-finance providers on a regular basis) and Osmond Dsilva, Tech City Coffee Meetups (Chef of coffee with a smell of money…)

    Host: 

    WeWork is a platform for creators. We provide you with everything you need to create your life's work. We're growing our community in London with new spaces opening up throughout the city, get in touch to learn more: https://www.wework.com/locations/london/soho-london

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    -  Full name

    -  Email, and

    -  Company name

    Make sure to complete the Eventbrite link per each visitor

    Note: You may not be allowed into the building if you do not provide the above

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    Make sure to book your ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2fgC20s


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