Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
LocationBlooming Founders, Lower Ground Floor, 4 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS
93% of European VC capital has been invested into all male founding team (Atomico's State of European Tech report). Only 1% of UK VC capital has been invested into all female founding teams (Diversity VC report).
The stats are out and confirm what we all suspected: the startup ecosystem has a HUGE diversity problem and funding gap. And we are here to solve it!
At Blooming Founders, we are working relentlessly to create events, products and services that help female-led ventures and diverse teams succeed.
For this event, we are proud to partner with Forward Partners to celebrate women in entrepreneurship and venture capital for International Women's Day!
Forward Partners is committed to addressing the gender funding gap and were the first VC to publish their portfolio diversity statistics at the end of last year.
Instead of 'another panel discussion', we wanted to focus on making direct connections between female founders and funders. After all, lack of access to investors and their feedback is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome for female founders on their fundraising journey.
HOW THE EVENT WORKS:
We will have 10 female investors hosting round tables at the event and there will be 3 rotations during the evening.
For each rotation, we will match a small group of founders to each investors' table and you will have 30min to discuss everything you've ever wanted to know about fundraising for your startup.
After 30min, you will move on to the next table to meet another investor for the second rotation.
The third rotation will be an open rotation, i.e. you can join any investor's table (as long as there is space).
6.00pm - Arrival
6.30pm - Welcome speech
6.45pm - First Investor Roundtable
7.15pm - Second Investor Roundtable
7.45pm - Third Investor Roundtable
8.15pm - Open Networking
9.00pm - Close
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
After purchasing a ticket to the event, we will send you a short survey to find out more about your startup. We will use the information to match you with two investor tables.