Investor Forum: Investing in Screen-Focused Businesses

Join us as we explore the opportunities and perceived boundaries for investing in screen-focused businesses!

Join us for an evening of interactive debates and stimulating conversation on 19th September at the UKBAA Manchester Angel Hub supported by GC Angels. This event is the second of our ongoing series of investor engagement events around the UK focusing on investing and growing the creative screen-focused sector. Covering such areas as animation, games, video, film, TV and emerging immersive technologies such as AR and VR, this event will enable investors to come together to explore the opportunities for backing screen-focused businesses as one of the top performing sectors in our economy here in the UK.

Angel and early stage investors and those active in this area will hear from innovating entrepreneurs from the Northern region who have been successfully building their growth-focused businesses, as well as hearing from key players across the market on developments in the sector what opportunities there are for investing in screen-based businesses in the North.

In addition, those attending this event will be the first to receive a copy of the new hot-off the press report on the perspectives of Angels and the early stage community on investment in creative industries, especially screen-focused businesses here in the UK, based on the recent survey carried out by UKBAA and Creative England!


16:00-16:30: Registration

16:30-16:35: Welcome from our host, GC Angels
Jessica Jackson, Investment Director, GC Angels

16:35-16.40: Increasing Investment readiness for screen-focused businesses

Mehjabeen Patrick, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England

16:40-16:45: Creating an effective early stage investment ecosystem for screen-focused businesses
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA

16:45-17:15: Panel Discussion: My finance journey in building a successful creative business

Clemens Wangerin, Managing Director, vTime
Rose Kay, CEO, Immersive Storylab
Moderated By: Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UKBAA
Guest speaker to be announced

17:15-18:00: Panel Discussion: Exploring the barriers and opportunities for investing in screen-focused businesses

Mehjabeen Patrick, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England
Jessica Jackson, Investment Director, GC Angels
Eric Elms, Angel Investor – Games Industry
Additional panelists to be announced
Moderated By: Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UKBAA

18:00-18:10 Closing remarks and next steps
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA

18:10-19:00: Networking and Drinks



Studies show that businesses focusing on Animation, Video Games, Film, High-End TV and Children’s TV have produced over £3.163 bn and £7.91 bn GVA into our economy in the previous four years and this has been supported by significant tax reliefs provided by the Government to encourage investment in these sectors. Businesses in these sectors have embraced innovation through advances in digital technology, notably also through visual effects and immersive technologies. However, many of these screens focused business are still struggling to access equity investment in the early stages of growth and scale-up.
Investors register to attend this investor only event 

Date and time
19 September 2019
16:00 - 19:00
Venue Address
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5JW, United Kingdom