From Start Up, to Scale Up, to Unicorn – Informed Funding Networking Seminar at The Leather Market – 28th Feb 2019

We are great at creating start ups in the UK – ranked 3rd amongst developed nations. Yet fewer than 3% of our start ups still exist after a decade and the UK falls to 13th in a league table for Scale Ups. As to Unicorns, they take some finding.

We are pleased to say we have a Panel of speakers for the evening who have succeeded (and sometimes failed) at all stages of the growth journey. They’ll share their experiences, ideas and guidance on the night.

  • David Murray-Hundley (The “Grumpy Entrepreneur”) is a prolific tech entrepreneur having built businesses to IPO, several Exits and 100’s of funding rounds. Previously he was “Linkedin European Business Leader Of the Year and now spends lots of time helping Automotive and Mobility Technology companies, as well as investing in the area. Currently involved with E Fundamentals, Crowdstacker, University Cribs, Vector Law, Wagonex, Pedal and Car Vault.
  • Tom Brittonis Co-Founder of Syndicate Room– a business that connects ambitions investors with highly vetted startups. Every deal is led by a named professional, doing expert due diligence, investing their own capital and negotiating terms. Since founding the business, Tom and his colleagues have raised over £100,000,000 for 125 companies. He has great insight in to what works.
  • Nick Slater is a Tech Entrepreneur with a passion in building and exploring businesses that can change the world. He founded Dibbz and bootstrapped the company up to raising investment and developing a product used by millions each day. He is a Principal at AI Seed, providing investment and support for the next generation of Artificial Intelligence Founders. Every year AI Seed invests £100,000 each in up to 20 AI startups.

During the evening we will also hear from Nick Winters, tech funding expert and partner at Kingston Smith. Nick will be giving an up to date overview of the funding market for UK tech – and what the future might hold.

 Timetable for the Evening

6.00pm to 6.45pm – Networking Drinks and Canapes

6.45pm to 7.00pm – Nick Winters – state of Tech Investment in UK

7.00pm to 7.45pm – Panel Discussion

7.45pm to 8.00pm – Audience Q&A

8.00pm to 8.30pm – Networking Drinks to finish.


Workspace’s The Leather Market, 11/13 Weston Street, London, SE1 3ER


This Evening Seminar is free to access for all. Please click here register your interest in attending. Priority will be given to Business Owners or those part of a Senior Leadership team.

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