Future Forward: Investing in the Early Stage Ecosystem
Join us for the final Future Forward of the year, taking place in person at the Home Grown Club in Mayfair, London on 8th December 2021!
We will bring together award winning angels and trail blazing VCs for an exciting and informative afternoon of panel debates, fireside chats and keynotes empowering you to get the most out of early-stage investing.
Whether you have recently taken the leap into the Angel Investing world or you are an experienced investor looking to polish your knowledge, come and delve into how technology is changing the way we invest, find out about the changing dynamics of Series A investing and learn how to lead an investment round.
Finally, we will end the day with plenty of networking, drinks and canapes as we toast the end of the year and get to know other key players in the early-stage community.
14:00 – 14:05 – Introduction and Welcome to Future Forward
Jenny Tooth, CEO of UKBAA will open Future Forward by setting the scene and giving an overview of what to expect from the day’s events.
14:05 – 14:20 – The latest from the UKBAA
UKBAA will share the latest programmes and opportunities that support the early-stage investment community as well as a look into what’s on the horizon for the Trade Body.
14:20 – 15:05 – Investing in Series A
Our panel of experienced angel and VC investors will talk about the changing dynamics and increasing collaboration of investing at Series A.
15:05 – 15:25 – The Latest Market Trends
With 2021 expected to be another record-breaking year for equity investment, Henry Whorwood, Head of Research and Consultancy at Beauhurst will take us through the up-to-the-minute market data, the top performing UK regions and latest emerging sectors.
15:25 – 15:40 – Break
15:40 – 16:25 – Raising the bar: Professionalising Early Stage Investing
The shifts in technology adoption coupled with a drive towards investor professionalisation is creating a new landscape of managed SPVs and early stage investment funds. Our panel will talk about how to take more ownership of the investment process
16:25 – 16:55 – Taking the Lead
From setting the terms to corralling the co-investors, our guest investor will speak about the key processes and challenges of leading an early-stage investment round.
17:00 – Late – Networking
We will end the day with plenty of networking, drinks and canapes as we toast the end of the year and get to know other key players in the early-stage community.