Women in Angel Investing Summit 2017
|Location:||30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1RR|
Women are responsible for owning over 45% of the UK’s wealth, with many being successful entrepreneurs and taking on significant roles in business and their professions. Despite this, only 14% of angel investors in the UK are women. The UKBAA Women in Angel Investing Summit will focus on the opportunities and challenges for increasing the number of women angel investors.
Through a series of guest speakers and panel discussions with leading women investors and entrepreneurs, we will explore what are the current motivations and drivers for women to invest; and will hear what advice female investors can give to other women who may be interested in investing in the UK’s entrepreneurs and early-stage growth businesses.
You will also hear the results of some recent research carried out among women across the UK by UKBAA, together with Angel Academe and supported by Cass Business School. We will gain fascinating new insights from women who currently invest; and will also look at what may be preventing women from getting involved.
During the summit, successful women entrepreneurs will share their experiences of accessing angel investment, especially from women investors – and explain what impact this had on the growth and success of their business.
There will be considerable opportunities for the audience to engage with the debate and to help identify how we can encourage more women to become angel investors. You will also hear more about UKBAA’s ongoing programme of activities for women to learn about and get involved in angel investing.
Keynote speakers include Dale Murray CBE, successful entrepreneur and angel investor; and Meganne Houghton-Berry, the UK Angel Investor of the Year 2017-18; and we will be joined by expert speakers and panellists from some of the UK’s leading investors and entrepreneurs.
This event is kindly hosted by G by Grant Thornton.
Tickets are strictly limited – therefore registering interest will not entitle a ticket – UKBAA will contact successful applications with a formal invitation.
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Debbie Wosskow OBE is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK, known for successfully launching and scaling businesses in the areas of digital disruption, the sharing economy and female empowerment. Thanks to her knowledge, track record and authority in those areas, Debbie holds a number of prominent leadership positions across associated sectors and is regularly interviewed on those subjects in the media, on TV and on radio. She was the Founder and CEO of Love Home Swap, sold to Wyndham Destination Networks for $53m in July 2017.
As co-founder and chairperson of AllBright, Debbie, along with her co-founder Anna Jones (CEO at Hearst), aims to close the gender-based funding gap that currently prevents many women from launching and succeeding with their business ideas.
A long standing investor herself, Debbie has personally backed a number of female-led businesses including LifeStyler, a digital marketplace for style services, and Vinaya, wearable technology products.
Debbie is the Chairman of Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) and sits on the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. In 2015, Debbie was named as one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people in London. Hailing from a family of female entrepreneurs, her entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when Debbie launched her first company called Mantra, a marketing consultancy, which she later sold to Loewy Group in 2009. Debbie is also a Trustee of the Hampstead Theatre.
Dale Murray is a successful entrepreneur, award-winning business angel investor and experienced non-executive board director. She co-founded Omega Logic, which co-launched mobile phone top-ups in Britain and built her business to £450m of gross revenue within 5 years. Dale was awarded British Angel Investor of the Year in 2011 (UK Business Angels Association) and was honoured with a CBE in June 2013 by HM the Queen.
Meganne Houghton-Berry, UKBAA Angel of the Year, is an Angel Investor, NED and start-up mentor. She has over 25 years experience in tech and consumer marketing and currently sits on the boards of a number of UK startups including Third Space Learning, a digital platform for one-to-one maths tutoring and Aduna, an African inspired health food brand. She is a Specialist Mentor for the Princes Trust and an active member of several UK and US based angel networks. Originally from New York, she holds an honours degree in Economics from Colgate University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in California
Sarah is an entrepreneur, technologist and angel investor.
She founded Angel Academe to encourage more women to become angel investors in early stage tech startups.
She is also Director of digital strategy company Turner Hopkins and a “Dealmaker” for UKTI’s Global Entrepreneur Programme.
She is spent most of the last 20 years working in and around digital technology in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. Sarah works with startups and growth stage companies as advisor, supporter and connector; and with larger organisations and multinationals to develop their peripheral vision by identifying areas for innovation and the best partners and processes to help them deliver it.