Stop Press: we've just released the London New Finance FinTech Funding handbook, it's essential reading for FinTech Entreprenurs in London. You may download the free PDF here. (http://files.meetup.com/2243521/The%20FinTech%20Funding%20handbook%20-%20Edition%201%20-%20Sep%202012.pdf)
Our September event will focus on the FinTech funding landscape, who the players are, who've they already invested in, at what stage, how should an Entrepreneur engage with them and what is the best way to establish a relationship.
We're inviting investors from the whole spectrum to give presentations on the various options available. This event is designed for Investors to showcase their services and for Entrepreneurs to understand and access funding. This should hopefully result in some valuable practical output for all parties.
There will of course be the usual networking opportunities, and a buffet and refreshments are included at the start for your convenience as many of you will be coming straight from work. (Please note that we have changed venue to the Cass Business School)
We will also video the session for those of you who are unable to attend. You may click here to watch the videos (http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/about/) from our previous seminars and here to see the photos.
Student comps - we currently have 5 available, please contact one of the organisers if you want one.
6pm - Networking opportunities
A buffet and refreshments will be provided courtesy of our sponsors miiCard (http://www.miicard.com/?utm_medium=display&utm_source=londonnewfinance&utm_campaign=miicard&utm_content=logo) and BitSilk (http://bitsilk.com/)
7pm - Presentations: The FinTech funding landscape
Crowdfunding - Simon Dixon (http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/members/31432442/), CEO of BankToTheFuture.com (https://banktothefuture.com/) and author of 'Bank To The Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bank-Future-Protect-Before-Governments/dp/1907720375)'
Venture Capital - Alex Macpherson (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexander-macpherson/9/b/277), Head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments (http://www.octopusinvestments.com/default.html)
Government - Nigel Walker (http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/members/13700613/), Lead Specialist for Financial Services at the Technology Strategy Board (http://www.innovateuk.org/)
The FinTech Funding Handbook - Ian Dowson (http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/members/5326603/) will briefly present our latest research that lists over 70 FinTech Investors in the UK, the handbook is available to download as a free PDF here (http://files.meetup.com/2243521/The%20FinTech%20Funding%20handbook%20-%20Edition%201%20-%20Sep%202012.pdf).
8:15pm - Panel discussion: FinTech funding
In addition to our speakers, we have invited Michael Rolph to join our panel:
Michael Rolph (http://www.meetup.com/newfinance/members/36339772/), Director at Anthemis | Group
This will be a general discussion between the speakers and audience around FinTech funding issues, when and how should you seek funding, who you should approach and what is the best way to make contact and establish a relationship with Investors.
If you have a question for the panel please email one of the Organisers in advance
9pm - Further Networking opportunities
p.s. We also allow 1 minute shout-outs at the end of the event, please drop us a line if you'd like to say something.