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Secrets of how to get tech funding

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Access to funding has been identified as one of the key obstacles to tech companies growing.

While VCs in Silicon Valley and the West Coast of America are happy to invest in early stage start-ups, UK investors have a reputation for being more risk averse.

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones coined the phrase ‘trainaphobia’ at an event in Manchester recently to explain why London-based VCs don’t want to get on a train to meet tech start-ups.

BusinessCloud will be shining a spotlight on the whole issue of funding for tech at an exclusive business event.

With technology companies having a reputation for burning money, BusinessCloud will be hearing directly from companies and funders about their experiences.

We’ll look at the pros and cons of a variety of funding options, including bank loans; private equity funding; angel investors and crowdfunding.

Do tech companies have to go to London for funding? What impact will Brexit have on future investment for tech? How much equity should tech firms be prepared to give away? These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering at our ‘Secrets of how to get tech funding’ breakfast.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Simon Swan, founder & CEO, Hiring Hub
  • Mark Blackhurst, co-founder, DigitalNext
  • Martin Knapp, Managing Director, SIA
  • Daniel Burton, chief executive officer, Wondrwall
  • David Sheridan, co-founder & CEO, Onedox
  • Malcolm Evans, investor / entrepreneur
  • Lyndon Nicholson, CEO, Buffalo 7
  • Lou Cordwell, Founder and CEO of magneticNorth and Director of the North at AllBright
  • Anastasia Kenyon, CEO at Lifestyler
  • Stuart Logan, CEO, Twine



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