Venture capital funding for startups and scaleups in the UK hit record levels in 2020, topping for the first time £11.2bn ($15bn). Now the UK’s tech sector is on course for an all-time high again. As the recent Dealroom report highlights, VC investments grew to a total of £13.5 billion in the first six months of the year. In 2021, the UK became also the third country in the world to pass 100 unicorns.
Interested in learning more about obtaining VC funding in the UK, what do investors look for and how to stand out?
We warmly welcome you to join us for a breakfast roundtable discussion with London-based tech investor Sophie Winwood (Anthemis) on Wed 27 Oct at 8:30-10:00 in the British Embassy (Itäinen Puistotie 17, Helsinki).
Sophie Winwood is a Principal at Anthemis’ investment team, where she helps discover, evaluate and execute early stage investments as well as supporting current portfolio companies. Sophie has been recognised as one of the “Standout 35” in the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 and is a regular on the 11:FS’s FinTech and InsurTech Insider podcast.
A born and bred Londoner, Sophie has a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Oxford, where she also played women’s rugby. She still plays (tag) rugby and also enjoys getting outside on her bike or trail running when she can. LinkedIn | Twitter
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