Closing the Gender Investment Gap

female founders finding funding
OVERVIEW

Our panel includes:

Yvonne Greeves, Director of Women in Business, NatWest

As Director of Women in Business for NatWest Group, Yvonne is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK. With over 800 WIB specialists she is also responsible for supporting this network to collaborate, build relationships and influence senior stakeholders, strategic partners and external organisations across the UK to drive the WIB proposition for NatWest Group. Yvonne has an integral role with the Interventions for the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship which seeks to address the £250 billion economic opportunity to the UK Economy if women set up and scaled in business at the same rate as men. 

Katherine Gilroy, Equity Crowdfunding, Seedrs

Katherine sources seed stage businesses for the Seedrs investor audience, working with entrepreneurs from the very beginning of their fundraising journey. IShe advises businesses on how to strategise their investment rounds to help them to raise capital whilst marketing their business and building out a community of brand advocates.

Katherine's main areas of focus are femtech, edtech, healthtech and sustainable consumer brands. Katherine's passion lies in both supporting as many diverse founders as possible and increasing diversity in our investor base. 

Paul Grant, Founder at The Funding Game

Paul is an experienced entrepreneur who founded a London-based company through private equity and debt finance. 

Paul has since been involved in building a network of over 500 business angels at Capital Partners Private Equity Ltd. and more recently at BA Capital Ltd, while assisting young businesses with fundraising and coaching.

Paul is the founder of The Funding Game which offers practical guidance, support and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking capital for early-stage and growing ventures.

Moderator - Elaine Gold, Co-Founder & Executive Director, GEN UK