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Event Date

12 November 2019

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Series A Forum



Overview

There has arguably never been a better time to be a UK-based entrepreneur. As of July 2019, we’ve seen more than £750 million in series A round investment in c.130 UK-headquartered companies alone (source: Dealroom.co). This adds up to an excellent environment for entrepreneurs to raise finance to scale.

Alongside our supporting partners, The UK Business Angels Association, Price Bailey and TLT LLP, we’ll be bringing together top-tier investors from across the angel and venture community and some of the most exciting and innovative UK entrepreneurial businesses in the process of scaling-up.

This forum will take attendees through the current landscape of Series A investing, and give those founders seeking a first institutional raise the tools required to push forward effectively on this journey. Hear from both experienced VC investors and founders on topics such as term sheet negotiations, the journey from angel to Series A, and how to stop chasing capital and start attracting it. The event will also play host to two pitch battles, aimed at both VCs and start-ups.


Agenda

14.00: Guest arrival and networking

14.30: Welcome address
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

14.35: Setting the scene
Jenny Tooth, CEO, UK Business Angels Association

14.40: The European venture landscape Keynote presentation
Brett Kaluza, Vice President – Customer Success, Pitchbook

14.50: The journey of an entrepreneur
Fireside chat
Jenny Tooth, CEO, UK Business Angels Association
Tugce Bulut, Founder & CEO, Streetbees

15.10: From angels to seed to Series A: who, how and when?
Panel discussion
Moderated by: Jon Gill, Partner TLT
Carmen Alfonso Rico, Principal, Samaipata
Kristina Lazurenko, Director, Conviction Investment Partners
Matt Pennycard, Partner, Ada Ventures
Rory Stirling, Partner, Connect Ventures

15.35: VC’s take to the stage
Reverse pitching
Carmen Alfonso Rico, Principal, Samaipata
Isabel Bescos, Investment Associate, Balderton Capital 
Kristina Lazurenko, Director, Conviction Investment Partners
Matt Pennycard, Partner, Ada Ventures
Rory Stirling, Partner, Connect Ventures

15.50: Refreshment break

16.20: Start-up battle
Pitching
Simon Fouladi, COO & Founder, Precisely
Olivia Higgs, COO & Co-founder, NAVA
Roy Shmeul, CEO & Founder, Sightec

16.35: Funding and venture capital: how to stop chasing capital & start attracting
Panel discussion
Moderator: Chand Chudasama, Partner, Price Bailey
Isabel Bescos, Investment Associate, Balderton Capital
Pip Jamieson, Founder & CEO, The Dots
Paul Murphy, Partner, Northzone
Scott Sage, Founding Partner, Crane.VC

17.00: VC’s take to the stage 
Reverse pitching
Harry Briggs, Partner, OMERS Ventures
Itxaso del Palacio, Director, Notion Capital
Aman Ghei, Principal, Finch Capital
Paul Murphy, Partner, Northzone
Scott Sage, Founding Partner, Crane.VC

17.15: Start-up battle
Pitching
Peter Andersson, CMO, Togee
Maria Chatzou, CEO & Co-Founder, Lifebit
Riya Grover, CEO & Founder, Feedr

17.30: Term sheet negotiations – the foundation of your long-term VC partnership
Panel discussion
Moderated by: Aman Ghei, Principal, Finch Capital
Harry Briggs, Managing Director, OMERS Ventures
Chand Chudasama, Partner, Price Bailey
Itxaso del Palacio, Director, Notion Capital
Stuart Hearn, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Clear Review
Nina Searle, Partner, TLT

17.55: Closing remarks and pitch battle results
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

18.00: Networking reception

18.45: Close of event


Dress Code

Business attire


Location

TBC


Price

This event is open to investor members of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and founder/owners of start-up businesses based in the UK with a minimum investment of £250k raised over the past 18 months.

GP members: Please register your interest by using this link
Founders/EntrepreneursPlease register your interest by using this link



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