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Thursday 21st March



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Equity crowdfunding has played a big role in driving investment into startups that have since become household names. Stretching back as far as 2014, it is consistently the second most popular route to funding, after private equity and venture capital, raising £432m in 2023 alone.

Monzo, What3Words, Revolut, Honest Burger, Faith in Nature, Seven Brothers and endless others from a myriad of sectors and stages have all combined traditional funding from angel investors, funds and VCs with backing from their community to power growth.

What you see during a public crowdfunding campaign is the very last leg of the journey. The route getting there can be challenging, it isn’t for everyone, and going in equipped with the knowledge of the path ahead is crucial.

Crowdfunding specialist Vimesh Roopun spearheaded the overfunded Player+ Seedrs campaign backed by 240+ investors and now heads up growth and marketing operations at the creative industries scale-up. With deep experience in raising investment combined with hands-on experience on what comes next and how to use crowdfunding for growth, Vimesh has seen both sides of a campaign and is sharing his learnings and experiences with those who want to take their company through the same journey.

About Vimesh
Vimesh Roopun brings half a decade’s experience helping remarkable seed-stage businesses build, grow and strengthen their communities through equity crowdfunding. In the process, raising £40m+ of growth capital across 60+ campaigns, ranging from £150k SEIS rounds to £2.2m EIS campaigns, for companies from ClimateTech to FinTech to consumer goods and everything in between.

Passionate about unlocking the ambition of founders making the world a better, more interesting place.

Colony Fabrica

This event will be taking place at Colony Fabrica, in New Islington. Just a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station, and a 2 minute walk from the New Islington Tram Stop, where you can also find plenty of parking. If you would like to work from Colony for the day please email to secure a spot.

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