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Meet the Funder: South West

Wednesday 15th May, 10am-3pm, Exeter Science Park

At a time when raising investment is difficult and cash is vital, it is more important than ever to fully understand the approach taken by investors when considering an investment opportunity.

In partnership with the British Business Bank, Exeter Science Park are offering you the opportunity to discuss, interrogate and question all things investment with local angel investors and fund managers QantX.

This fireside chat aims to guide you through the mind of an investor, explore their thinking when looking at opportunities and question their approach or thoughts on your own business proposition.

In addition to open Q&A, there will be an opportunity for 1-2-1 conversations with the investors following the fireside chat for selected businesses.

Who is this event for?

  • Businesses that are exploring or considering raising angel or equity investment.
  • Those exploring alternative sources to funding their existing business opportunities.
  • Founders who are seeking, raising, or interested in raising angel investment and want their questions answered.
  • SMEs eager to learn more about alternative financing opportunities.

What will be covered?

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am – Arrival and Networking
  • 10.30 – 10.35 am – Intro and welcome from British Business Bank
  • 10.35 – 10.40 am – Overview from Exeter Science Park
  • 10:40 – 11:40 am – Fireside chat with Richard Haycock, angel investor
  • 11:40 – 12:30 pm – Networking & Lunch
  • 12.30 – 12.50 pm – Exeter Science Park Tour
  • 12:30 – 14:30 pm – 1-2-1 conversations with businesses and investors

Who will we hear from?

Richard Haycock

Richard is co-founder and CEO of QantX, a regionally focused venture capital company. They provide capital, business expertise and global networking for early-stage companies. As CEO of QantX, Richard leads the management team, sets the company strategy and gives board level support to portfolio companies. Prior to founding QantX Richard was involved in technology businesses including Apple, Sun Microsystems and Oracle and has been at the forefront of major paradigm shifts in the industry.


What else do I need to know?

Please note that seating is limited, so be sure to secure your spot early. Lunch will be provided. A Tour of the Science Park will be available to those who are interested. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and gain valuable knowledge and insight from investors in the region.

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