Cambridge Cleantech Finance Special Interest Group: Achieving your Growth Ambitions Through Crowdfunding

Dear <<First Name>>,

Cambridge Cleantech would like to invite you to join us at the next Finance SIG networking evening taking place on the 25th September 2019, on the topic ‘Achieving your Growth Ambitions Through Crowdfunding’.  This event is FREE TO ATTEND for all Cambridge Cleantech members.   

DATE: 25 September 2019, 5 pm to 7.30 pm
VENUE: Taylor Wessing, 24 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1JP
FOR: Cleantech businesses looking for funding opportunities
WHY? Stay up to date with the latest opportunities for funding your cleantech business

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Achieving your Growth Ambitions through Crowdfunding 
Crowdfunding for tech firms hit the headlines around a decade ago. Join us to see if it can provide the finance to help grow your cleantech business and hear from experts, real life case studies, commentary and tips. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other entrepreneurs and financiers working to find sustainable solutions to today’s challenges.

Listen to insightful talks such as:
  • Crowdfunding to Finance Your Business: The Touchstones, Tips and Successful Case Studies 
  • From Start-Up to Growth with Crowdfunding: Lessons Learned from a Local Scale-Up Success Story
  • Starting Up, Scaling Up and Staying Ahead; Making Finance Available for SMEs
  • Securing Funding for Early-stage Start-ups in the Cleantech Sector
  • Tax Credits for R&D for SMEs
Download the Agenda

What's in it for you?
The opportunity to learn from meet and network with cleantech financiers and entrepreneurs, who will share their experiences on securing funding and how crowdfunding can improve your business growth. 

Here is what attendees have said about previous events:
"There were some interesting discussions and I think it was a good mix of companies and investors. I think the finance theme is the key one for cleantech in the UK as there’s no shortage of entrepreneurs." -  Jim Totty, Sustainable Technology Investors 

"Great set of presenters with a great balance of topics and backgrounds."  – Anthony  Warren, Warrens Group

Hamish Watson, CEO Polysolar
Hamish is the Founder and CEO of Polysolar, a world leading Cambridge -based developer and producer of innovative, low-cost, solar photovoltaic glass for the architectural market. Hamish will be telling the success story of his business, in his talk: From Start-Up to Growth with Crowdfunding: Lessons Learned from a Local Scale-Up Success Story.
Marika Tedroff, Associate, Seedrs 
At Seedrs, Marika helps entrepreneurs to raise money and individuals to invest in early stage companies. Seedrs is the largest equity crowdfunding platform, allowing investors from a variety of backgrounds to invest with ease into innovative startups and other growth-focused businesses. She will talk about The Touchstones, Tips and Successful Case Studies of Crowdfunding your Business
Pippa Gawley, Founder, Zero Carbon Capital
Pippa is a Cleantech investor and mentor for early-stage social enterprises in the US and UK that are creating solutions to accelerate the zero carbon transition. Zero Carbon Capital focuses on UK-based, knowledge-intensive, hard-tech solutions that have the potential to make significant reductions of CO2e by 2050. 
Pippa will be speaking about securing funding for early-stage startups in the cleantech sector.

Paul Sullivan, Senior Manager UK Network, British Business Bank

As Senior Manager, Paul represents the UK Network across the East of England and engages closely with business finance stakeholders in the area. Paul will be talking about Starting Up, Scaling Up and Staying Ahead, Making Finance Available for SMEs.

Archie Reed, UK Treasury Sales, Clear Treasury
At Clear Treasury, the leading financial consultancy and risk management company, Archie helps to answer the market need for an independent and unbiased treasury service helping both corporate and private clients. Their network of financial contacts means Clear Treasury is able to introduce clients to non-bank providers for debt and alternative financing. Archie will talk about how to save on FX Transactions

See the full list of speakers
We would like to thank our sponsor TaylorWessing for their continued support. 
Don't forget to book your tickets!
Best wishes,
The Cambridge Cleantech Team
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