TechInvest – Women In Tech

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UK Business Angels Association

18 December 2018

The fifth Mayor of London’s TechInvest took place on 27th November and presented nine of London’s most innovative women-led founders offering solutions to improve the lives and work of Londoners across wide range of tech sectors. Hosted in the home of UKBAA’s newest Angel Hub, RocketSpace UK, we were delighted to welcome over 110 Angel and VC investors to hear from the presenting businesses. Joining us as opening guest speaker, Priya Guha, Ecosystem General Manager of RocketSpace UK, offered her valuable insights on women in tech in the UK, identifying some of the key challenges women face, as well as the distinct opportunities for angels to back female founders. Following on from Priya, we heard from our nine presenters: Blackbuillion, TAINA technology, Feebris, trellyz, Kidadl, Enforcd, Untapped AI, Vitue and Vida, each offering unique solutions in such sectors as EdTech, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Immersive Technology, RegTech and HealthTech. We were delighted to also hear from Pip Jamieson, CEO and Founder of The Dots, to speak on entrepreneurial success in a scaling business and how women can work together to support each other’s high growth.

The evening provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase many talented and inspiring founders, and also created a strong platform to further the initiatives of supporting women-founders accessing investment, that we at UKBAA hold close. We were delighted that not only did this event receive over 80 applications to participate, we welcomed many new women angels and VC’s from around the early stage investment community to hear from the businesses selected to pitch. This event was the first TechInvest showcase with a fully female expert judging panel and complete line-up of all-women speakers, which made it an incredible evening to celebrate and support women at large! We were thrilled to have the top ten businesses selected by our industry leading judging panel the comprised of UKBAA Angel of the Year, Meganne Houghton-Berry, Founder and CEO of Voulez Capital, Anya Navidski, Senior Partner at Frog Capital, Shirin Dehghan, CEO and Founder of Equality Group, Hephzi Pemberton, Head of High Growth Entrepreneurial Coverage at Barclays, Juliet Rogan and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, Christina Bechhold Russ.

Our next TechInvest event will be showcasing London’s leading HealthTech businesses that are converging technologies with medicine and healthcare to improve the efficiency and delivery of prediction, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. We are now accepting applications from businesses seeking investment to scale and look forward to seeing London’s leading innovators at our February showcase! If you are investing in, or working with a business in this sector, encourage them to apply to be a part of this prestigious programme. Full details and applicant criteria can be found here: http://techinvest.london

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