EISA are pleased to announce an entirely new initiative for 2021!

On 9th February 2021 (5pm), we will be hosting our first (virtual) pitching event with the dual purpose of helping entrepreneurs fine tune their pitches as well as providing them with unique access to some of the biggest VCs in the UK.

The event builds on EISA’s extremely successful Ready, Steady, Grow events and will kick off with an introduction from the Lord Mayor of London before our judges give their insights as to what they look for in a successful pitch.

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4 companies currently seeking funding will present their investment pitch (7 mins) each and our judges will provide feedback on the pitch itself as well as the business idea. Attendees will then vote on their favourite.

Our Judges are:

Neil Dillon – Equity Expert, Swoop Funding – With his experience in commercial operations at Betfair, now Flutter, a bachelor in business and law, and current studies for a MBA at London Business School including VP of LBS Launchpad startup pre-accelerator programme, Neil is Swoop’s expert on equity investment. At Swoop he is responsible for finding start-up funding for Swoop clients and building out their venture capital network

Glen Waters – Head of PWC Raise – Entrepreneurial chartered accountant with a broad range of skills, including helping early stage businesses raise funding & scale-up, assisting companies through a M&A deal process with a specialism in financial due diligence, as well as significant experience of acting as a CFO, Non-executive Director and Board Advisor. Experience of 100+ transactions both in the UK and internationally.

Marcus Love – Founder, Love Ventures – Marcus has a strong track record in the City of delivering global equity ideas to investment managers.  Recently started a new EIS Fund to partner with exceptional founders to help them realise their vision.  These entrepreneurs are leveraging Technology in a post-Covid world to accelerate their growth. Specialities: FinTech, ConsumerTech, PropTech at seed to Series A stage.

Patrick Molyneux  – Corporate Finance Director, Acceleris Capital – Patrick is a FCA authorised corporate finance director and a Chartered MCSI with a background in high-growth tech. Combining startup industry experience with professional services training is useful in his capacity as corporate finance director with Acceleris Capital. At Acceleris, he focused on working with early-stage companies on their funding strategy, communication to the market and their commercial strategy. His background enables him to provide advice and support on technology UX/UI, route to market and sales. 

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