If you want to find out what it takes to get Investment ready, make sure to attend this event!
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.
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.
Florent Roulet, Co-founder and Director at NOR Capital
Florent Roulet has numerous years of transaction experience in both TMT Principal Investments and Corporate Finance advisory. He was previously with UBS' Strategic Investments team, in TMT M&A with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and with established Corporate Finance boutiques GP Bullhound and Bryan Garnier, advising from early-stage companies to very large global firms.
Paul Lantsbury, Senior Finance partner at PwC
Paul is the former CFO of Moonpig.com so has first hand experience of the challenges involved in rapidly growing a business. He has more than 20 years' experience of working with businesses looking to grow as well as the investors who provide funding.
NatWest is 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).
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.
NOR Capital is a merchant banking firm combining both independent Corporate Finance advisory (mainly M&A, Capital Raising, Board Advisory) and Principal Investments NOR Capital is focused on the TMT (Technology, Media, Telecoms) sector, and was established in 2014 by a core team with extensive deal track-record and years of successful collaboration.
PwC UK helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people, committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Plan your evening:
• 6.00-6.30pm Arrival and Networking (over coffee or beer)
• 6.30-8.00pm Talks
• 8.00-8.30pm Networking (Time to exchange your business cards and get a fresh pint of beer).
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