Leeds Investment Forum with FinTech North
31st January 2020
Date(s) - Jan 31
8:00 am - 11:15 am
The collaboration you’ve been waiting for..FinTech North & NorthInvest!
Are you a FinTech start-up or investor seeking insights into market challenges, opportunities and with a chance to discover the latest innovations in FinTech? Then this event is for you!
What does the event involve?
We’ve partnered up with FinTech North to discuss the challenges faced by Fintech startups in mitigating risk in their business models to appeal to investors (eg, developing APIs or third party services that can link into open banking), how to leverage local angel investors to bolster credibility among institutional investors, and the need for a clear roadmap to funding. We will also reflect on the state of the Fintech ecosystem within Leeds City Region and showcase the sector.
Joining the event will be guest speakers from investors and FinTech specialists, to startups who have successfully raised capital through investor networks and scaled to build innovative financial technologies.
Following our guest speakers, we invite 4 FinTech startups to participate in a lightning live pitch session to our audience to connect them directly with potential investors, clients and customers – and help them on their fundraising journey.
Julian Wells – Director, Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North
Adam Beaumont – CEO, aql; Founder, NorthInvest
Damian McGann, Praetura Ventures
Sarah Tulip – Co-founder, Women in Leeds Digital
Stewart Bromley – Chief Operating Officer , Atom Bank
Stuart Sherman – CEO, Scaled Insights
Will de Ath – Co-Founder, Tapkit
Daniel Howitt – Founder, Recap
Harjit Moore – Head of Business Development, Freeze Debt
Amy Whitell – Co-Founder, Collctiv