Wednesday 11 October 18:00 - 20:30

Alphabeta Building, 14 - 18 Finsbury Square
14 - 18 Finsbury Square

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Raise your A game


Join us for a tactical and informative panel discussion on the journey of raising seed funding all the way to series A at this live event.

Join us for a tactical and informative panel discussion on the journey of raising seed funding all the way to series A. This event, hosted with HSBC Innovation Banking and in partnership with Hiscox and Crowdcube, brings together a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists who will willingly share their personal triumphs and failures, giving you data-driven insights into the world of startup funding.

Event Highlights:

- Tactical Strategies: Gain access to proven strategies and tactics that have propelled startups from inception to Series A success.

- Real-World Stories: Hear riveting stories of entrepreneurial resilience, celebrating both the highs and lows of the fundraising rollercoaster.

- Expert Guidance: Interact with industry veterans and glean wisdom from their experiences, ensuring you make informed decisions for your startup's financial journey.

- Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded innovators, investors, and mentors to foster meaningful relationships within the startup ecosystem.

This event is tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, early-stage investors, and anyone eager to unravel the mysteries of funding in the startup world. Whether you're at the seed stage or preparing for Series A, this event is a must-attend for those seeking a roadmap to success.

About our speakers

Steve Rigby is Co-Chief Executive of Rigby Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. With over 30 years’ experience contributing to the growth of the Group, today he is responsible for leading strategy, finance and investments for the family in both the private and public markets. Steve sits on the boards of SCC, Rigby Technology Investments, Regional & City Airports, Rigby Real Estate, the Group’s hotel division, Nuvias Unified Communications, CloudClevr, Infinigate and Rigby Group.

Heinin Zhang is an accomplished entrepreneur and co-founder of yhangry, a service marketplace that helps customers find the perfect chef for any occasion. Together with her co-founder Siddhi Mittal, she left her career in finance to pursue her entrepreneurial venture in the summer of 2019. Since then, yhangry has become the Airbnb for chefs, working with hundreds of vetted and top-rated chefs across the UK, including MasterChefs. Heinin's dedication and hard work paid off when yhangry graduated from the Google for Startups Residency program in February 2020. In April 2021, $1.5 million in a funding round.

Jose Campos is a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s London office, where he focuses on advising U.S. and European technology start-ups and scale-ups through all stages of their U.S. life cycle, including incorporation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. He also supports investors that invest in technology companies. He is well-versed in assisting non-U.S. technology companies with their U.S. expansion plans and “flipping” into U.S. holding companies. Jose’s broad and varied experience gives him unique insight into advising technology companies on their growth and expansion plans.

About our partners

HSBC Innovation Banking provides commercial banking services, expertise and insights to the technology, life science and healthcare, private equity and venture capital industries. HSBC Innovation Banking UK is a subsidiary of HSBC Group, benefiting from its stability, strong credit rating and international reach to help fuel its growth.

Hiscox provides tailored insurance solutions to help protect your business. With over 100 years of industry experience, Hiscox understands the challenges, exposure and liabilities your business can face, so you can be sure you’ll be prepared should things go wrong. As well as receiving exactly the right level of cover for your needs, you’ll also get the reassurance of some of the best support in the business from their award-winning teams. For businesses, their specialised covers include public and products liability, professional indemnity insurance and more to ensure the smooth running of your operations.

Crowdcube was founded by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang in 2012. They championed the beliefs that there should be more options for entrepreneurs to raise capital, and that retail investors should have access to an asset class they have traditionally been closed off to. Over the last decade, the company has become the largest equity crowdfunding platform in the world. It has raised over £1.2BN for over 1,300 businesses that include Monzo, Brewdog and What3Words. They are now on a mission to create millions of shareholders in private European companies by giving everyone a share in business.

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