Start Up Funding Summit

Looking to raise investment for your startup?

Learn from some of the UK’s top investors, entrepreneurs and advisors and accelerate your funding journey


This summit is for entrepreneurs and founders looking to raise investment for their startup in the UK


Tuesday 28th April 2020

Tickets cost £48 (this includes VAT + £10 donation to NHS Charities Together)


Online summit – watch & interact live or catch up on recorded sessions later


What you’ll learn

We’re proud to have brought together some the UK’s top investment experts for the first Raising Partners Funding Summit all under one virtual roof. Enjoy live, dip in and out of sessions or watch the whole summit on replay – our aim is to educate and empower you to raise your next round of investment successfully.

We’ll cover:

  • How to identify the best route to funding for your business
  • How to find and engage with investors with expert advice from our panel of angels, vcs and crowdfunding platforms
  • What to include in your investment pack including best practice examples
  • How to negotiate with investors and set your valuation to ensure you get the best possible deal
  • The key clauses of a term sheet, what to look out for and how to futureproof for future rounds
  • How to protect your business, boost your valuation and give investors confidence with a watertight IP strategy
  • The ins and outs of running a successful multi-million pound crowdfunding campaign
  • How to prepare your business for exit

The summit will kickoff with sessions covering the fundamental areas to consider when raising investment, including: negotiating terms and valuation with Philippa Sturt, Managing Partner at Joelson, securing IP with Andrew White, Managing Associate at Mathys & Squire and crowdfunding with Crowdcube.

In the afternoon we’ll host a live panel with funded founders, set to include: Peter Hiscocks, co-founder of Pod Point and veteran investor, and Hugo Tilmouth, CEO of ChargedUp, who will be sharing their experiences of raising investment from seed round all the way through to multi-million pound exits, answering your questions along the way.

The summit will end with two back-to-back panel sessions with investors, one focused towards those that can advise you on the B2B market and the other on B2C, you’ll hear from Chair of Cambridge Angels, Peter Cowley and Investment Director at Longwall Ventures, Kate Ronayne. This is your opportunity to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to find, approach, engage and maintain your relationships with investors!

Charity Partnership

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we’re proud to be donating £10 from every ticket sold to NHS Charities Together: a membership organisation representing, supporting and championing NHS Charities. We’re all hugely appreciative for all of our key workers at this time, especially those working on the frontline in the NHS.

“Expert, accessible, bespoke advice – exactly what I needed to help me on my funding journey”

Speaker Profiles

Peter Cowley - Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Peter is an active angel investor and has personally invested in over 70 startups. He was named UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15 and is President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN).

Philippa Sturt - Managing Partner Joelson

Recently named as on of Legal 500’s leading individuals for 2020, Philippa is the Managing Partner at Joelson, a commercially focused law firm whose clients include Tails, Innocent Drinks, Mumsnet, Whistle Punks, Tenzing and Graze, plus dozens more household names. 

Hugo Tilmouth - CEO, ChargedUP

Hugo Tilmouth, Co-Founder and CEO of ChargedUP, dubbed by the BBC as “The Boris Bike of Phone charging.” Hugo has raised over £3million to date from investors behind some of the UK’s best known brands including Bulb, Innocent Drinks and Deliveroo.

Kate Ronayne - Investment Director, Longwall Ventures

Kate Ronayne is an Investment Director at Longwall Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital fund which focuses on investing in technology, sciences, engineering and healthcare businesses.

Peter Hiscocks - Co-Founder & Chairman, Pod Point

Peter Hiscocks is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Pod Point, the UK’s leaders in electric vehicle charging which was recently sold to EDF Energy in a reported £100m deal. Peter is a serial entrepreneur with a number of successful exits under his belt and is an active angel investor.

Helena Murphy - Co-Founder & Head of Investment, Raising Partners

Helena has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur working around the world and has raised millions in investment for both her own and other startups with clients including Thread, HOP Vietnamese, LuxDeco and Festicket.

Jonathan Keeling - Director of Partnerships & Post-funding, Crowdcube

Jonathan is 2X TEDx speaker & currently a Director at Crowdcube: an investment platform that has helped startups to raise over £600 million for more than 900 UK startups, including Revolut, Monzo & Pavegen.

Andrew White - Managing Associate, Mathys & Squire

Andrew regularly provides support and advice to start-up accelerators and incubators in the UK, discussing all aspects of IP including registered designs, agreements and licensing, as well as patents.


What is the format of the day?

All sessions will take place online throughout the day on Tuesday 28th of April 2020 from 9.30am – 5pm. Once you have purchased your ticket you’ll receive a confirmation email with a detailed agenda for the day and personalised links to access each session. Sessions will run for approximately 50 minutes and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Do I need to watch the sessions live? What if I miss a session?

No. The sessions will be recorded and uploaded to a private attendees portal which you’ll have lifetime access to. You can watch them anytime you want, from anywhere. Plus, you get lifetime access to every session so you can go through them again if needed, any number of times.

Can I purchase a ticket after the event?

No. Tickets will not be available after the event is over however attendees will have lifetime access to all of the information.