We're great at creating start-ups in the UK – ranked 3rd amongst developed nations, yet fewer than 3% of our start-ups still exist after a decade and the UK falls to 13th in a league table for Scale-Ups. As for Unicorns, they take some finding.
Workspace, in partnership with Informed Funding, are pleased to have a Panel of speakers for the evening who have succeeded (and sometimes failed) at all stages of the growth journey. They’ll share their experiences, ideas and guidance on the night.
- David Murray-Hundley (The “Grumpy Entrepreneur”) is a prolific tech entrepreneur having built businesses to IPO, several Exits and 100’s of funding rounds. Previously he was “Linkedin European Business Leader Of the Year and now spends lots of time helping Automotive and Mobility Technology companies, as well as investing in the area. Currently involved with E Fundamentals, Crowdstacker, University Cribs, Vector Law, Wagonex, Pedal and Car Vault.
- Tom Brittonis Co-Founder of Syndicate Room – a business that connects ambitions investors with highly vetted startups. Every deal is led by a named professional, doing expert due diligence, investing their own capital and negotiating terms. Since founding the business, Tom and his colleagues have raised over £100,000,000 for 125 companies. He has great insight in to what works.
- Nick Slater is a Tech Entrepreneur with a passion in building and exploring businesses that can change the world. He founded Dibbz and bootstrapped the company up to raising investment and developing a product used by millions each day. He is a Principal at AI Seed, providing investment and support for the next generation of Artificial Intelligence Founders. Every year AI Seed invests £100,000 each in up to 20 AI startups.
During the evening we will also hear from Nick Winters, tech funding expert and partner at Kingston Smith. Nick will be giving an up to date overview of the funding market for UK tech – and what the future might hold.
Timetable for the Evening:
6.00pm to 6.45pm – Networking Drinks and Canapes
6.45pm to 7.00pm - Nick Winters – state of Tech Investment in UK
7.00pm to 7.45pm – Panel Discussion
7.45pm to 8.00pm – Audience Q&A
8.00pm to 8.30pm – Networking Drinks to finish.
This Evening Seminar is free to access for all. Please register your interest in attending. Priority will be given to Business Owners or those part of a Senior Leadership team.
Workspace customers and Club Workspace members have free premium access to Informed Funding including free membership and preferential access to its seminars.
About Informed Funding
Informed Funding is an online and offline information resource designed to help New and Growing Companies identify the range of options available to them to raise finance. Workspace customers have free and exclusive access to funding strategy consultations, finance seminars, workshops and access to over 800 sources of finance.