From 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM on 24 May 2018
The £3-15m funding range for cleantech companies is often the hardest one to address. It is beyond what most business angels and high net worth individuals are prepared to cover, but below what the large professional investors will find attractive to engage with. It can also be indicative of the business being at an early stage which has been another dampener on the spirits of a risk-averse investing community, given the relatively sound returns available on renewable energy projects when compared with interest rates.
However, things are changing! Crowdfunding has become much more popular for raising all kinds of capital at the lower end of this range. More importantly, the returns from rolling out renewable energy projects have been reduced through competition and effective risk management and so if professional investors are to achieve venture capital level returns from the sector, it will entail getting into a company earlier than before and taking some development risk. Specialist investor firms are also being attracted to this financing range as it can encapsulate the major growth phase for a smart technology, the first installation of a fully tested technology and the production phase of a new product or service.
This event will seek to provide the latest position for cleantech companies looking to raise such levels of capital, what options exist, what can be done to be more successful at raising such sums and, perhaps most importantly, who to approach. This will be an ideal event for all cleantech companies currently raising funding or planning to do so.
|6.00pm||Opening remarks – Michael Sippitt, Chairman, Clarkslegal LLP|
|6.05pm||Keynote 1: Ingenious Infrastructure Fund – Guy Ranawake, Partner, Ingenious Group|
|6.30pm||Keynote 2: Early Stage Debt & Project Finance – Stirling Habbitts, Sector Lead Project Finance, Triodos Bank|
|6.50pm||Cleantech company 1: how I raised £5m for my business to develop - Adrian Griffiths, Managing Director, Recycling Technologies|
|7.00pm||Cleantech company 2: how I raised £10m for my first installation|
|7.10pm||Panel Discussion moderated by Clive Hall, Rushlight Events, augmented by:|
|Jim Totty, Managing Partner, Sustainable Technology Investors Ltd|
Who should attend?
Fund managers, venture capitalists, private equity, high net worth individuals, business angels, analysts, brokers, corporate financial advisors, corporate investors, cleantech companies, financiers, consultants, business advisers and other followers and participants in the cleantech sector.
Each delegate place costs £50 + VAT and places are strictly limited.
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org