Raising Series A

Raising Series A is designed to help entrepreneurs who are seeking Series A funding. We do this by having seed VCs, service providers, and investors provide insights on how to prepare for Series A funding.

The event will be presented as a 1⁄2 day forum covering the key considerations for being Series A ready, followed by an networking and drinks session.

This event is now at full capacity.

Email events@ukbaa.org.uk if you have queries.

Event Details

Date: 14th March 2024
Time: 14:00-19:00
Venue: Kingsley Napley
20 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4DN

UKBAA are delighted to present Raising Series A!

Taking place in London, this exclusive in-person event designed exclusively for businesses, seed VC’s, and investors to connect and share their expertise. The event is specifically tailored to assist businesses in preparing for Series A funding.


2:00pm – 2:30pm Registration, Coffee, Tea & Networking 

2:30pm – 2:45pm Welcome and setting the scene from UKBAA 

Roderick Beer, MD of the UKBAA will kick off the afternoon with an update on the UKBAA.

Rod Beer
Managing Director

2:45pm – 3:00pm: 2024 Market Trends in Series A Funding

Henry Whorwood will provide the latest trends in Series A funding to get ahead of this year and next. Q&A session with the keynote speaker on strategies for scaling your startup, trends for 2024 with tips to get ahead.

Henry Whorwood

Managing Director – Research & Consultancy at Beauhurst

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Investor and VC Panel – What Investors Look for in Series A Opportunities
Panel discussion with VCs and angels sharing what they look for in Series A investment opportunities. Tips for entrepreneurs on how to attract investor interest and secure funding.

Emer Hughes
Senior Associate
Kingsley Napley

Ben Leslie
Investment Director
Puma Investments

Edward Keelan
Octupus Ventures


Emma Biasiolo
Investment Director

Adam Chirkowski
Investment Director
Albion VC

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Navigating the Series A Funding Process

Ian Merricks, Founder at Venture Path will share valuable insights into raising at the series A stage. Aimed at founders, this session provides a comprehensive overview of importance of understanding the landscape and dynamics of Series A investment and other critical components to consider when securing this key stage of funding.

Ian Merricks
Founder, Proposition Lead
Venture Path

4:45pm – 5:15pm: Fireside Chat – Lessons Learned from Successful Series A Round Raises

A Fireside chat featuring founders who have successfully raised Series A rounds sharing their experiences and insights. Audience Q&A session with fireside chat guests

5:15pm – 5:20pm: Closing Remarks and Networking

Recap of key takeaways from the day’s sessions. Networking session for attendees to connect further with speakers, investors, and potential partners.

Rod Beer
Managing Director

5:20pm – 7:00pm Networking, Drinks

Presented by

UKBAA is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 650 members that collectively deploy in excess of £2bn per annum. Our members include angel groups, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity investment platforms, family offices, universities and accelerators. We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by and for our members.

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This event is now full.