‘Angel First ’A look at the thriving FinTech sector and angel investment scene

Right to left: Eric van der Kleij, Jenny Tooth, Bindi Karia and David Stringer-Lamarre

30th September 2015. Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

David Stringer-Lamarre, within his role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London, was pleased to be the Moderator for this fully booked event in the excellent setting of Level39.

Global investment in FinTech has tripled in the last year to $12billion, and projections for annual global investment in FinTech are expected to reach $46bn in 2020. London is looking to establish itself as the principal global hub for FinTech, but other cities such as Hong Kong are also emerging.

Speakers:

  • Eric van der Kleij, Head of Level39
  • Jenny Tooth, CEO at UK Business Angel Association
  • Bindi Karia, Start-up Expert

The panel considered many aspects of FinTech and angel investing, noting the strong and growing connection between the UK and the Far East, the syndication of investing, hot to assess investment opportunities and also assessing potential investors from an entrepreneurs’ perspective.

The formal proceedings were followed by a very animated business networking session.

This event was kindly supported by InvestHK whose mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong, and to provide advice to firms that wish to set up an office or expand their existing business in Hong Kong.