Secrets of how to get tech funding
Thursday 23rd November 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ
This event runs from 7.30am (registration) till 9.30am close. Follow the discussion on Twitter at #bctechfunding.
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.
Lou Cordwell, founder and CEO of magneticNorth and director of the North at AllBright
Simon Swan, founder & CEO, Hiring Hub
Lyndon Nicholson, CEO, Buffalo 7
Anastasia Kenyon, CEO, Lifestyler
Patrick Simpson, corporate finance manager, KPMG
James Bedford, head of investment strategy, Tech North
Malcolm Evans, investor / entrepreneur
Justin Blackhurst, co-founder, DigitalNext
Martin Knapp, Managing Director, SIA
Stuart Logan, CEO, Twine
David Sheridan, co-founder & CEO, Onedox
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