, London

How to attract female investors: Diversity through funding

How to attract female investors: Diversity through funding – actionable insight and facilitated discussion from female investors and founders. This event will explore what female investors and founders contribute to early-stage businesses and provide practical insight on how your startup (whether led by male or female founders) can attract and benefit from the contribution of female investors.


18:00 Doors Open – refreshments and networking

18:15 Welcome from Declan Blackwood, Funderbeam

18:20 Why Diversity Matters, Hatty Fawcett, Focused For Business, sets the scene

18:30 How GRIM attracted a female lead investor for their startup – and what benefits it brought – The founders of GRIM and their lead investor, Thea Messel share their story

18:45 Farah Kabir, co-founder of Hanx explains how adopting a female slant on a male product made sound business sense

19:00 What Funderbeam’s female investors look for when backing startups – Merete Holmberg of Funderbeam provides the lowdown on what it takes to attract female investors

19:10 Panel discussion with active female investors exploring what they look for when backing startups, facilitated by Hatty Fawcett, Focused For Business
– Followed by Q&A session

19:45 Panel closes & Networking

Investing in early-stage and growth companies puts your capital at risk. Please read our Risk Disclosure Statement.

This event is organised in association with Focused For Business.

Date and time
06 February 2020
18:00 - 20:00
Venue Address
25 Eccleston Place London SW1W 9NF