Join us on 16th June at 10am for a special State of the Nation webinar focusing on the effect Covid19 is having on the tax advantaged investment sector and the issues your clients need to be aware of at this challenging time.

Covid19 has hit all sectors across the UK economy hard and whilst early stage businesses are small and nimble, many are suffering from a lack of available funding. This webinar will explore what this means for those businesses and what you should be telling your clients. We will also look at how EIS and SEIS funds are reacting to the crisis and the steps they are putting in place to protect existing investee companies and identify and support new ones. You will also discover why now might be a particularly good time to invest via EIS and SEIS and how your clients can seek to mitigate the risks normally associated with investing in early stage businesses.

We are delighted to announce a stellar line up of presenters and panellists

David Foreman, Praetura Ventures – will look at the post COVID market and what VCs are doing to find opportunities and support existing businesses, particularly outside of London
David co-founded Praetura with a background of over 12 years in corporate finance and venture capital. He qualified as an ACA with KPMG and has considerable experience in backing financial services and recurring revenue businesses. David has a focus on the application of data, IT and technology to enable efficiencies within businesses.

Alexander Crawford, Calculus Capital – As Co-Head of Investments, Alexander joined Calculus Capital in 2015, and has over 20 years’ corporate finance and investment experience, including senior roles in JP Morgan and Evercore Partners in London, New York and Johannesburg. He has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. As Co-Head of the investment team, Alexander’s role is to source and execute new deals, as well as advising a number of our portfolio companies, including Wazoku, Weedingtech and Blu Wireless.

Andy Davidson, Wearenova – Andy will discuss what an underlying SEIS investment looks like, what stage of their lifecycle they are in and therefore what are the risks/opportunities for that asset class and how advisers can mitigate those risks through process and resource. He will also give some real world examples of how companies are coping in a post Covid environment
Nova Growth Capital CEO Andy Davidson is a serial tech entrepreneur and has co-founded more than 100 tech businesses either directly or through Nova in his career to date. Andy started his career as a software engineer before starting his entrepreneurial career in which he has spent the past 10 years creating and managing EIS & SEIS investment portfolios. Notable successes include Lucid Games which has grown from a startup to generating profits in excess of £2.5m in this current year and Sentric Music in which Andy realised a 30x return on investment in March 2017. Nova is Andy’s only executive role.

Paul Munn, Par Equity LLP – Paul is a co-founder of Par Equity, a boutique investment firm based in Edinburgh. A Chartered Management Accountant he has extensive experience of corporate management, turnarounds, business development and active shareowner engagement. In addition to his responsibilities as Managing Partner, Paul is focused on portfolio management with the emphasis on value enhancement and realization.

As well as hearing presentations from each of the above, the webinar will end with a live panel featuring each of the speakers and will present an opportunity for attendees to ask their own questions

You can sign up the webinar here
Tuesday 16th June – 10am to 1130am

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