08:30 – 9:15


REGISTRATION

09:15


WELCOME 

NATHAN ELSTUB Chief Investment Officer/Executive Director of Investments, Nesta

09:25


WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE SUMMIT

JENNY TOOTH OBE CEO, UKBAA

09:35


THE IMPACT OF ANGEL INVESTING IN 2017: PRESENTING THE RESULTS OF THE UKBAA-BRITISH BUSINESS BANK RESEARCH

MATT ADEY Director of Economics, British Business Bank

Hear about the key findings from the biggest survey ever of individual investors in the UK Angel market. What is the landscape of angel investing in 2017? Where are angels investing and what are their expectations of growth and returns? What are the key trends and focus of angel investors and what challenges do angels identify for the market in the year ahead?

10:15 PANEL


PATIENT ANGEL CAPITAL? WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS FOR ANGEL INVESTORS IN TAKING BUSINESSES FROM START-UP TO SUCCESSFUL HIGH GROWTH HERE IN THE UK?

Hear from leading angel investors across the UK about their approach to patient capital in growing their portfolio businesses and helping them to access growth finance. Can we avoid the cliff edges in moving through the various finance stages? What are the opportunities and challenges for liquidity for angel investors along the growth journey and what more can be done in the marketplace?

MEGANNE HOUGHTON BERRY UK Angel of the Year 2017-18

MICHAEL BLAKEY Tech Angel Investor, Avonmore Developments

SIMON THORPE Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Capital, UK Angel of the Year 2016-17

KATIE LEVITAN JamJar Investments

NELSON GRAY Angel Investor, LINC Scotland

         

11:00


COFFEE BREAK

 

11:30 GUEST SPEAKER


CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR LONG TERM GROWTH CAPITAL FOR THE UK

KEITH MORGAN CEO, British Business Bank

Following the results of the consultations on the Industrial Strategy, the Patient Capital review, and the Chancellor’s budget announcements, hear about the role for BBB in funding long term growth of UK’s businesses going forward and addressing the implications of the loss of EU funding post Brexit – and what are the opportunities for the angel and early stage community.

11.50 PANEL DISCUSSION


DO WE HAVE THE INVESTMENT CAPACITY TO BACK THE UK’S HIGH GROWTH ENTREPRENEURS – AND WHAT MORE IS NEEDED TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE ECOSYSTEM?

Leading players from the investment community will debate the challenges in addressing the continuing gap in available size of UK Venture Funds compared to the US. How can we address the funding needs of our leading entrepreneurs to enable them to achieve their high growth potential here in the UK? What new funding developments and models are emerging to address these gaps?

KEITH TEARE Chair, Accelerated Digital Ventures

PAUL TSELENTIS CEO, 24Haymarket

SIMON COOK Co-Founder, Draper Esprit

CHARLIE WINWARD Investment Director, NVM Private Equity

MODERATOR: TIM HAMES Director General, BVCA

12.35 GUEST SPEAKER


NEW STRATEGIES FOR BACKING THE UK’S LEADING INNOVATORS

DR RUTH MCKERNAN CEO, Innovate UK

Hear about the new initiatives being taken forward by Innovate UK to support the UK’s leading areas of innovation through the new Industrial Challenges Funds. Gain insights about opportunities to engage with the new funding models for commercialisation of research and technological development through the new Innovate UK loan funds and the new investment accelerator co-investment model, as well as plans for the 2018 launch of the new UKRI.

12:55


LUNCH

14:00 GUEST SPEAKER


LESSONS FROM SILICON VALLEY IN BUILDING A HIGH GROWTH TECH ECOSYSTEM FOR THE UK

PRIYA GUHA Head of Ecosystems, Rocketspace UK

Priya will bring her insights from her time as Diplomat in San Francisco working with leading tech investors and entrepreneurs in the Valley to identify what we can learn about building an effective ecosystem to provide long term support and investment to scaling businesses here in the UK .

14:20 PANEL


DO OTHER CAPITAL PROVIDERS SEE EACH OTHERS’ MOTIVATIONS IN THE SAME WAY THEY SEE THEMSELVES? HOW CAN INTERESTS AND OUTLOOK OF DIFFERENT INVESTORS BE ALIGNED BETTER WITH THE COMPANY’S?

VC’s, Entrepreneur’s, Angel investors and Accelerator’s debate the benefits and challenges that different types of early stage investors bring to the table? Do other capital providers see each others’ motivations in the same way they see themselves? How can interests and outlook of different investors be aligned better with the company’s?

SUZANNE ASHMAN Partner, Local Globe

JOE LUDLOW Chief Investment Officer, Bethnal Green Ventures

JAMIE DRUITT CEO, Talk Life

PETER COWLEY Chair, Cambridge Angels and Martlet Angel Capital

MODERATED BY: MANISH MIGLANI Chief Investment Officer, Nesta

15:00 GUEST SPEAKER


THE ROLE OF CAPITAL MARKETS IN BUILDING LONG TERM GROWTH BUSINESSES – CAN WE CREATE A BETTER PATHWAY TO IPO FOR ANGEL-BACKED BUSINESSES?

MARCUS STUTTARD Head of AIM and Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange

Hear about the role that AIM and the Primary markets are playing in the financing ecosystem for long term growth for UK entrepreneurs, and see what support is available to angel-backed businesses to increase their potential for successful scale-up and accessing the public markets.

15:20 PANEL DISCUSSION


WHAT ROLE SHOULD CORPORATES PLAY IN SUPPORTING LONG TERM GROWTH FOR THE UK’S MARKET DISRUPTORS

Players from leading corporates will discuss their approach in supporting innovation and increasing the potential for successful growth in key sectors, and share the added value that they bring alongside angel and early stage investors.

SEBASTIAN PECK Head of InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover

GARY PARNELL EMEA Director, SAP

ANDREW REAR Chief Executive, Digital Partners, Munich RE 

15:50 FIRESIDE CHAT


THE JOURNEY OF A HIGH GROWTH ENTREPRENEUR FROM START-UP TO EXIT

JON REYNOLDS Founder and ex-CEO, Swiftkey

Jon will reveal his insights on the challenges for founders in successfully growing their AI tech business and accessing the finance they need at key stages of development. The talk will also cover how SwiftKey successfully drew upon angel and several rounds of VC until achieving exit in 2016.

16:10 PANEL DISCUSSION


CREATING A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR BACKING HIGH GROWTH ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS THE UK’S REGIONS

With nearly 60% of equity investment being focused on London and the South East, what initiatives are being developed around our regions to increase access to growth capital for entrepreneurs? What more needs to be done at local and national level to build further investment capacity?

RHIAN ELSTON Head of Investment Finance, Development Bank of Wales

HELEN OLDHAM Angel Investor, NorthInvest

KERRY SHARP CEO, Scottish Investment Bank

JORDAN DARGUE, Growth Capital Ventures

MODERATED BY: STEPHEN PEGGE
     

16:50 CLOSING ADDRESS


 SIMON CALVER 

Chair, UKBAA