News / Announcing: Secrets of how to get tech funding

The latest BusinessCloud breakfast, Secrets of how to get tech funding, has been announced.

It will be held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, M15 5QJ.


Access to funding has been identified as one of the key obstacles to tech companies growing.

While VCs in Silicon Valley and the West Coast of America are happy to invest in early stage start-ups, UK investors have a reputation for being more risk averse.

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones coined the phrase ‘trainaphobia’ at an event in Manchester recently to explain why London-based VCs don’t want to get on a train to meet tech start-ups.

BusinessCloud will be shining a spotlight on the whole issue of funding for tech at an exclusive business event.

With technology companies having a reputation for burning money, BusinessCloud will be hearing directly from companies and funders about their experiences.

We’ll look at the pros and cons of a variety of funding options, including bank loans; private equity funding; angel investors and crowdfunding.

Do tech companies have to go to London for funding? What impact will Brexit have on future investment for tech? How much equity should tech firms be prepared to give away? These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering at our ‘Secrets of how to get tech funding’ breakfast.

Confirmed speakers

Simon Swan, founder & CEO, Hiring Hub
Mark Blackhurst, co-founder, DigitalNext
Martin Knapp, Managing Director, SIA
Daniel Burton, chief executive officer, Wondrwall
David Sheridan, co-founder & CEO, Onedox
Malcolm Evans, investor / entrepreneur
Lyndon Nicholson, CEO, Buffalo 7

Announcing: Secrets of how to get tech funding