24th November 2017

155 Bishopsgate, London

2016 Forum

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Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

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Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Law Firm Sponsor

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

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Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Presenting Fund Managers 2016

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum
Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

 

 

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum
Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum
Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum Fund Managers 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

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Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

Lead Sponsors 2016 - The WiseAlpha VCT and EIS Investor Forum

 

Agenda

Time

Topic

8.30

REGISTRATION, NETWORKING AND BREAKFAST

9.20

Welcome & Introductions from Rezaah Ahmad, Founder of WiseAlpha

9.30

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Baroness Karren Brady CBE sharing insights from her entrepreneurial journey

9.50

FUND MANAGER PRESENTATION by Draper Esprit

10.00

SPECIAL DEBATE 1: The Shape of Venture Capital in independent Britain

With CoInvestorBeringeaNVM Private EquitySymvan Capital and The Space Fund (Seraphim Capital)

This panel will cover the vision for early stage investment in the UK as we move towards and beyond independence from the EU - what will be attractive investment opportunities, the nature of tax breaks in supporting investment and more.

10.40

LIVE INTERVIEW with Vanessa Bradley of BDO

11.00

COFFEE BREAK

11.15

FUND PRESENTATIONS by NVM Private Equity LLPResonance and Par Equity LLP

11.40

GUEST SPEAKER: Leonora Walters - Award Winning Investors Chronicle Journalist and expert commentator on VCT and EIS Investing

11.55

SPECIAL DEBATE 2: Some like it hot!

With Albion VenturesBoundary CapitalDeepbridge CapitalCreative Media Investments and Syndicate Room

Where can you make the best returns by investing in VCT and EIS funds – is it space, the Internet of Things or more traditional sectors such as software or food & drink? Where are the real risks in different investment sectors? There will be a discussion of the best stages at which to invest, the impact of multiple funding rounds on overall returns and why getting the right balance of debt and equity matters.

12.30

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr Brian Moretta, Hardman & Co.

12.45

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13.45

SPECIAL DEBATE 3: EISing the way to a fortune!

With BDOPar Equity, ShoosmithsViridis Navitas Capital PartnersWiseAlpha

There is increasing interest in EIS funds and single company investment opportunities either via angel investment or crowdfunding. We will look at the impact of the new rules and new sources of EIS funding; we will also examine different investment structures and whether you should feed investment into a company or hand over one big chunk of money.  We will look at Knowledge Intensive companies vs traditional investment opportunities from an EIS perspective.

14.25

SPECIAL DEBATE 4: Time to exit?

With Asset MatchDowning LLP and Inngot

A comprehensive discussion ranging from the opportunity presented by an auction model to price private company equity; when and how to exit from a private company investment; selling VCT shares – the role of share buybacks and the role of market maker in today’s world.

15.05

COFFEE BREAK

15.25

PRESENTATIONS by WiseAlpha and CoInvestor

15.45

SPECIAL DEBATE 5: AIMing for the target

With BDODraper EspritShare Radio and Unicorn Asset Management

AIM is now more than two decades old and well established – increasing numbers of VCs are using it to float their own businesses and they will be telling you about their experiences. In addition we will have speakers who have expertise in investing in AIM stocks – ranging from hi tech start-ups to more established companies with a health growth trajectory.

16.25

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Paul Tustain of Bullionvault and WhiskyInvestDirect

16.45

CLOSING ENTERTAINMENT: Whisky tasting courtesy of WhiskyInvestDirect

17.00

END OF FORUM

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