Praetura Ventures have been confirmed as the sponsor for BusinessCloud's Tech Investment breakfast next week.

The event takes place at the UKFast Campus in Manchester on March 22nd and will look at all aspects of funding for the tech sector.

Louise Rigby is the investment director of Praetura Ventures and one of eight confirmed speakers at the event.

Explaining their involvement Rigby said: “Praetura Ventures are about providing more than money to entrepreneurs. We know it takes more than just capital to scale a business, so we support exceptional entrepreneurs with our network, skills and resources.

"We’re passionate about the North West and we're really excited to work with some of the most promising young businesses that call it home.

“We wanted to get involved with the ‘BusinessCloud Insights: Tech Investment’ event to share with people what we have planned for 2019, and explain what we find makes an attractive investment.

"Finding the right source of funding is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs, so I'm also here to talk a bit about what a good investor/founder partnership looks like.”

More than 100 people have already registered for the event, which is free to attend. To register head to this link

The discussion will hear from a number of tech entrepreneurs and look at the different types of funding options, including bank funding; crowdfunding; angel investment; venture capital; private equity; and an IPO.

It will ask the questions you’re too afraid to ask including: When is the right time to seek investment? How much equity should you be prepared to give away?  How do you know who the right investor is for you? and How do you deliver the perfect pitch to investors?

In addition to Louise Rigby the other speakers are: Mike Anderson, CEO, Padoq; Elizabeth Clark, CEO and founder, Dream Agility; Howard  Simms, CEO, Apadmi Ventures; Carly Gulliver, managing associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP ;Mark Finlay, strategy director, Moneypenny; Paul Haydock, CEO, Founder Fundraising; and  Paul Billingham, founder, Knight Corporate Finance.