Even though VC investment into UK FinTech has grown exponentially in recent years, reaching $1.8 billion in 2017, women still only raise a minute percentage of this. A recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Mass Challenger, a network of startup accelerators, found that when women applied for investment, they received less funding compared to the average male founder, but made double the revenue.
Our panel of CEOs in leading FinTech firms and investors will look at how women in FinTech are raising funding. Who are the funders? What are they looking for and what needs to change? Do women need to rely less on traditional modes of finance or are more dynamic options available?
Julia Streets, Streets Consulting
Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and CEO, Essentia Analytics
Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Akoni
Francesca Tondi, Board Member, Investor, Unicredit Group, Angel Academe, FinTech Circle
Georgia Stevenson, Associate, Northzone
Laura Hutton, CPO and Co-Founder, Quantexa