Loading...
imgToBackground
header-txt

Venture Capital Matchmaking

row-start col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section colour-section
row-end col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section
16 November 2021 • 3 min

Four tips to prepare for funding

On 8 November 2021, the VC Matchmaking team at the Department for International delivered the fourth Masterclass. For approximately one hour our speakers Christian Kumar, Director of Capital Kinetics and Travis Bruffy from Ligo Partners LLC, delivered practical insights on how can companies prepare for a funding round using modern methods.

Here are our four main tips we gathered from the Masterclass:

Continue reading

row-start col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section colour-section
row-end col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section
22 June 2021 • 3 min

Matchmaking tool premiere

It was with tremendous satisfaction that on the 9 June 2021 the VCMatchmaking team from the Department for International Trade premiered its latest addition to its toolkit: A specially tailored matchmaking session, where investors and experts form the UK met with the winners of the Tech Rocketship Awards.

Continue reading

row-start col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section colour-section
row-end col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section
08 June 2021 • 3 min

VCM launches tailor-made matchmaking sessions

Last year DIT Europe launched its version of the Tech Rocketship Awards (TRA). The event received entries from every corner of the continent in a bid to identify the brightest and best tech start-ups and help them to expand from a UK base.

DIT’s Venture Capital Matchmaking (VCM) team has now joined the Awards to offer winners across the eight categories a tailor-made matchmaking session with UK investors to help with the soft landing business development plan offered as part of the prize.

Continue reading

row-start col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section colour-section
row-end col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section
6 April 2021 • 3 min

Are men better entrepreneurs than women?

Last week I had the pleasure of chairing DIT's VC Matchmaking Female Founders Masterclass session together with some of the UK's leading female voices to discuss funding and entrepreneurial opportunities.

I was delighted to share the stage with Abi Mohamed of Tech Nation, Olivia Sibony founder and member of the Global Entrepreneur Programme, Shalini Khemka founder and CEO of E2E as well as diversity champions Laura Durand and Catarina Caria from DIT’s Gender Network. These are the key takeaways.

Continue reading

row-start col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section colour-section
row-end col-md-6 #top-section top-section #about-section
25 March 2021 • 3 min

Funding for underestimated founders

Inclusion in funding is abysmal. When looking at the statistics Crunchbase puts the figure at approximately 3% for women receiving VC funding and the Harvard Business Review finds that less than 1% goes to Black founders. Worse, these effects are compounded for Black women, who receive only 0.0006%. 

Continue reading