Where the smart money is going in 2018

15:30 Tuesday 22 May

The REP, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

Are you looking to raise growth capital in 2018? Are you looking to hear insights from active investors in the Midlands? Join our open forum to find out where the smart money is being invested in 2018.

The event will provide a platform for discussion and networking with likeminded business owners and investors.

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The bigger picture – Will Brexit create new opportunities, or cause investors to sit on their hands? Worse still, will their pockets point elsewhere? John Stanford, Head of Moore Stephens’ Brexit workgroup, will be taking a look at what this means for growing businesses and the UK economic outlook as a whole.

Venture capital trends and insight – Damian McGann from Silicon Valley Bank delves into the UK market.

Midlands funding future – Simon Jenner from Silicon Canal reviews local developments and Midlands Engine Fund.

The investors’ point of view – A lively panel Q&A session with audience participation encouraged. This is your chance to put your questions to some of the industry’s biggest names. Panellists include:

  • Chairperson: Damian Ryan – Partner, Moore Stephens
  • Julian Dennard – Investment Director, Mercia Technologies
  • Tong Gu – Investment Lead, Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • Giovanni Finocchio – Investment Director, Midven
  • Jean de Fougerolles – CEO, Ascension Ventures
3.30pm - Registration 
4.00pm - Talks 
5.30pm - Networking & drinks

We hope you are able to join us – click here to RSVP.