Funding Roadmap for Scale Ups

The difference between a funded scale up and a failing startup comes down to the decisions of VCs, angels and specialist financiers. Come and hear how these businesses make their game changing investment decisions behind closed doors.
Join GrantTree with Barclays High Growth & Entrepreneurs team, Venture Founders & Maven Capital in exploring the funding roadmap for SME and scale up businesses.
Throughout the evening our specialists will take you through the common challenges developing technology companies face when seeking growth capital.
Attendees will receive a warts and all account of the routes to institutional investment, grant funding, R&D Tax Credits and venture debt; leaving with actionable advice on how to unlock funds in the short, medium and long term from each of our industry specialist.
The event will feature presentations, case studies and a panel debate led by Tech North. We’ll also make sure a good few of our clients are in the room so you can pick their brains alongside ours. Presentations & Panel Discussions from:



Mike Holligan, Barclays Corporate Banking, Barclays Venture Debt.


Paulina Sygulska Tenner, Co-founder, GrantTree.


James Codling, Co-founder, Venture Founders.


James Darlington, Investment Manager, Maven Capital.



Moderator: James Bedford, Head of Finance, Tech North.

Event schedule:


5:30-6:00pm: Registration.


6:00-8:00pm: Presentations & panel discussion.


8:00-9:00pm: Networking drinks.

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