Guests on the panel will share their experiences with raising investment. We will cover due diligence, the common mistakes founders make, the most common questions investors ask before investing, as well as SEIS and EIS.
This is a rare opportunity to get your most pressing funding questions answered by the seasoned industry experts!
CEO & Founder
UK Business Angels Association
Entrepreneurs Succeed with Us
Chief Disruption Officer
Serial entrepreneur and ‘The man behind BBC iPlayer’; Anthony has founded and sold multiple startups.
Euro50 Digital Innovation Award - Digital TV Euro50 Awards; ITVT All-Star Award for Leadership; British Inspiration Award, Digital Media
Founder of Seed Legals, the world’s first platform that lets founders and investors easily create, negotiate and sign all the legal agreements they need to do a funding round. In less than 3 years, SeedLegals is now the largest closer of funding rounds in the UK.
Roderick’s career spans over 15 years of managing, founding and growing angel groups and investment platforms that have collectively deployed over £100m of equity investment in more than 500 startup and scaleup businesses.He started his career at Beer & Partners, one of the first and largest angel groups in the UK, and later helped form and grow a corporate finance firm as their COO.
He is now the Managing Director of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing, representing over 200 organisations and 18,000 investors around the UK that collectively deploy over £1bn p.a. in early-stage businesses.
An experienced business leader, Shakeeb has nearly 40 years of delivering business transformation within emerging digital technologies, whilst employing a rigorous business process. Co-Author of Entrepreneurs Succeed with Us - ISBN: 9781780885704
Shakeeb’s extensive knowledge of ‘Big Data’ has enabled him to develop several innovative solutions that enhance insight and add value to the client, which is extremely relevant today. One of his corporate achievements include leading technology innovation and improvement programmes, one of which saved a client more than £10m.
Shakeeb is a valuable Mentor and Judge for IET, BCS, MassChallenge, FFWDLondon, along with mentoring at Kingston, London Met, and Greenwich Universities. Additionally, he is a Prince’s Trust Business Mentor, STEM Ambassador, Tech London Advocate, and he has recently been appointed as an Ambassador to the Digital Poverty Alliance.
Shakeeb is deeply passionate about narrowing the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged through the provision of technology, digital, business, and by offering a pathway into employment, via mentoring, traineeship, and employability skills. His work supports those with ambition and vision to build a career and a business that not only provides success in real terms but is rooted in a “Pay it Forward” culture. His desire to make a difference in the world and has fuelled the founding of S.E.E.D, The Society for Entrepreneurial Education & Development, a registered charity.
He has 3 fellowships with: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, The Institute of Engineering and technology, and The Institute for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship.
Open Solutions Global
With almost 30 years of growing businesses under her belt, Patrycja is now supporting the growth of other businesses.
Blue-chip companies include Lego, BMW, Scania, as well as the armed forces, and government agencies. Her expertise lies in leveraging technology to enable growth.
She founded Open Solutions Global, a boutique consulting firm, to assist growth-oriented companies and innovative start-ups. Founder of London Business Academy, and Chapter Director for Startup Grind, supporting tech ecosystems in Leeds and the North East of England.
She believes empathy and a full understanding of clients' needs are essential to building successful partnerships.