At GrowthMinds we’re incredibly excited to launch a series of events that will bring investors and budding businesses together in one room.
Kicking things off in the financial technology sector, our Scale-Up Connections: FinTech Rising Stars and Investors event this month will see some of the top minds bounce ideas off each other and build connections.
We have teamed up with Rise London, which operates FinTech hubs around the world, to host an evening where the most exciting FinTech scale-ups in the UK can meet investors who want to add some further sparkle to their portfolios.
GrowthMinds founder Kate Fairhurst said she is thrilled to launch this series of events, which will later include EdTech and CleanTech.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for start-up founders and investors to come together to form great connections for deal-making in the tech scale-up space,” she said.
Brexit fears did not stop the UK’s FinTech industry attracting over £12bn of investment in the first half of 2018, more than any other country.
Four of Europe’s top 10 deals took place in the UK, according to KPMG. These were funding rounds by Revolut, eToro, Flender, and MoneyFarm.
Over on CitrusTree, they’ve put together an incredible post on the commitments and legal frameworks for operating a business in London.
Another aspect of the event to get exited about is that intelligence company Beauhurst will be at the inaugural Scale-Up Connections event giving an overview of recent deals in the FinTech space, as well as highlighting trends that they’re seeing.
Beauhurst told Growth Minds:
“Investment in UK fintech companies is at record-levels, with over £1bn invested in 2018 already. Although much of the buzz has been around challenger banks and other consumer-facing innovations, we think we’re going to start seeing a lot more developments – and investment – into B2B FinTech businesses, particularly where the target customers are financial institutions.”
GrowthMinds will be welcoming founders and investors at our upcoming Scale-Up Connections: FinTech Rising Stars and Investors event on October 25.
The event is invite only, but if you’re interested in coming along and connecting with more than 100 investors and scale-up owners, be sure to get in touch at [email protected].