Securing Seed and Growth Funding in Ireland and the UK
Croke Park, Dublin – Thursday 7th March 2019
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InterTradeIreland’s annual Venture Capital Conference returns to Dublin. Once again bringing together in one room for one day the island’s new and growing companies seeking investment along with all of the funds and individuals on the island with money to invest.
The only Venture Capital Conference on the island it is a must for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels, investors and anyone with an interest in venture capital.
The conference will again showcase the current sources of equity funding and will navigate the fundamentals of raising venture capital.
Last year’s conference was completely booked out so to avoid disappointment book early.
|Why should you attend?
InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019
Securing Seed and Growth Funding in Ireland and the UK
8.00am – 9.15am Registration & Networking
8.00am – 9.00am Pre-booked Investor Meetings – 15min each
9.15am – 9.20am Mark Simpson, Conference Chair
9.20am – 9.25am Paul O’Sullivan, InterTradeIreland
9.35am-10.10am Steve Collins, Frontline Ventures
10.10am – 10.45am Business Angel Panel
John Phelan, HBAN
Brian McDonald, Bloom Syndicate
Punam Rane, Bloom Syndicate
Laura Lynch, Medtech Syndicate
Jim Curran, Clarendon Fund Managers
10.45am – 11am Networking Break
|11.10 – 11.40||Term sheets- what to look out for?
Nicola McGrath Eugene F Collins
|Ray Fitzpatrick, Equity Capital, AIB Investment Banking|
|11.45 – 12.15||How can companies based on the island of Ireland access Enterprise Investment Scheme funding in the UK
Vasiliki Carson, Sapphire Capital Partners
|Limited Partners Panel
Ray Fitzpatrick, AIB
Donnchadh Cullinan Enterprise Ireland Mark Sims, British Business Bank
William McCulla, Invest NI,
Fergal McAleavey. Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
|12.20 – 12.50||Seed Funding Panel – who are the seed investors and what are their expectations?
Hal Wilson, Techstart NI
Rodrigo Mallo Leiva, SOSV
Isabelle O’Keeffe, Suir Valley Ventures
Neil Simms, Clarendon Fund Managers
Connor Cantwell, Cosimo Ventures
Conor Mills, ACT Venture Capital
Helen McBreen, Atlantic Bridge
|Series A Funding Panel – who are the Series A investors and what are their expectations?
Allen Martin, Kernel Capital
Jennifer McMahon, Seroba Life Sciences
Mark Horgan, Atlantic Bridge
John O’Sullivan, ACT Venture Capital
Bob McGowan-Smyth, Crescent Capital
12.55pm- 1.25pm Vincent Power, A&L Goodbody
1.25pm -1.55pm Been there done that. Four companies experience of raising venture capital
Anita Finnegan, Nova Leah
Roy Devine, Modern Democracy
1.55pm – 3pm Networking Lunch
Supported by BDO, Eugene F. Collins and Kernel Capital
|Ticket Type||For Who||Rate (inc 23% Irish VAT payable)||Valid|
|Standard Full||€145.00 (£129.00 equivalent)||EARLY BIRD until 31st January increasing to €205/£179 thereafter|
|Enterpreneur / Start Up||SME companies (owner/managers/directors) or micro businesses either at start up, early stage, or growth stages seeking potential investment.||€30.00 (£25.00 equivalent)|
Steve Collins - Speaker Invitation - VC Conference 7th March 2019
Steve is a partner with Frontline Ventures in London, a B2B focused venture fund investing in pre-seed and seed stage software companies. Steve brings nearly two decades of tech strategy and product development experience as a founder and CTO of three software companies. Steve was previously the founder and CTO of Havok, the leading physics and animation middleware company for console game development, Kore, the developer of the Kore Virtual Machine, an optimised Lua script compatible execution environment and most recently Swrve, the mobile marketing automation platform used by some of the world’s leading brands including Disney, Conde Nast and Ryanair. He was previously an academic and in 1994 he founded the Trinity College Dublin computer graphics research group, and led funded research projects in computer graphics and simulation. In 2007 he founded TCD’s new MSc program in computer game technology. Steve holds a PhD in computer graphics and is a visiting professor at Goldsmiths University of London.
BDO is the leader in advising and funding ambitious Irish businesses, helping them to grow in domestic and international markets. BDO’s global reach and expertise is built on exceptional client service, a collaborative and inclusive culture and a passion to succeed for our clients. With offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, BDO partner with their clients’ businesses working closely as business advisers.
Eugene F Collins is a full service business law firm. Established over 120 years ago, the firm has 23 Partners and more than 100 legal professionals. We advise many of Ireland’s leading corporate and international organisations across a breadth of industry sectors. The firm’s global scope is strengthened through international law firm partnerships. Eugene F. Collins has built its’ business and reputation on the simple but fundamental principle of seeking at all times to give a first-class legal service to clients.
Kernel Capital is an independent manager of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds, comprising of £165m / €210m of funds raised through six separate venture capital funds in the years 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015. These Funds are supported by Bank of Ireland, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland, University of Limerick Foundation, Galway University Foundation and New York State Common Retirement Fund.
Kernel Capital is actively investing through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds targeting deal size for Kernel Capital’s element in the region of £0.5m to £2m in NI and €1m to €5m in the ROI, either as sole investor or larger deal size in syndication. These 10 year Growth Funds were raised in 2013 and 2015 and invest in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland respectively. Invest NI’s investment in the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. Kernel Capital is a MiFID regulated firm.
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