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Engine Shed hosts second investment briefing to support local scale-ups

Published on June 7, 2018

On Thursday 28th June, Engine Shed will host its second Quarterly Investment Briefing, a new gathering of investors at all stages to encourage and enable more investment activity in the region.

One of the greatest challenges identified by scale-up founders in the West of England is access to investment. This event aims to address that lack of transparency, creating a space for investors to discover new opportunities, learn about key investment news, and connect and collaborate with one another around good practise.

The initiative is run by Engine Shed in partnership with KPMG, Smith & Williamson, and TLT. The first Quarterly Investment Briefing, which took place in March 2018, focused on angel investing, with the wide-ranging conversation covering such topics as ‘how we can increase the number of female angel investors,’ ‘what we can do to create a more vibrant angel investment ecosystem regionally,’ and ‘how each of their propositions work’.

This second event in the 2018 Quarterly Investment Briefing series will focus on regional investment – both investing within the region and from the region, looking at the infrastructure that exists, and the nature of successful investment to date. This time, delegates will hear from Mike Jackson of Shaw & Co, Melanie Goward of Maven Capital Partners, and Charles Grimsdale of Eden Ventures – our first regional venture capital firm.

The Quarterly Investment Briefing is aimed specifically at investors, whether active, potentially active or a manager of investors.. Whilst fast growth business founders are not able to attend, they are invited to provide a one page summary proposition (including your ask and contact details) to be circulated at the event.

For more information or to book your place, please visit the Quarterly Investment Briefing event page. Companies interested in submitting a proposition should contact Briony Phillips.