Trends In Angel Investing by Women
A Panel Discussion with Prominent Female Angels and Entrepreneurs
co-sponsored by Addidi
Join women alumni for a panel and networking event focused on angel investing by women, featuring four females at the forefront of early stage funding.
According to a recent study commissioned by UK Business Angels Association, women represent just 14% of angel investors in the UK (slightly below the US at 20%), despite the number of self-employed women in the UK and US growing faster than the number of men. And according to a 2009 Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, women will inherit 70% of money that gets passed down over the next two generations, excluding the amount they are earning on their own. So what is stopping women from investing?
The discussion will touch on what women are doing to change the angel investor landscape and promote female entrepreneurship. It will also address trends in angel investing generally including what are hot areas to invest in, how to get access to good deals, what is a super angel and more about what it takes to be successful.
Anna Sofat, Addidi and Addidi Angels - Anna is founding Director of Addidi, a financial services boutique for women. A Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planners, Anna enjoys working with clients of all shape and size, creating financial solutions that help them to live a richer life. She graduated from Hull University and has a Masters from the London School of Economics. She is a Chartered Financial Planner, won the Unbiased’s Financial Adviser Award in 2014, she was ranked No 1 female advisor by Financial Advisor in 2015, whilst Addidi has featured as a Top 100 New Model Adviser in 2012, 2013 & 2014. Away from work, she is married and a mother of 2 girls. Her interests are her family, travel and current affairs. She has been a non executive director for the social enterprise, Fair Finance since its inception in 2005.
Severine Balick, Business Advisor and Angel Investor - Severine is an experienced angel investor and start-up advisor. She was the Founder and CEO of MyGoodness, a tech company that works with celebrities, brands and influencers to create exclusive experiences, products and digital campaigns to raise money for good causes. Prior to that, she held senior strategic and operational roles in fashion and luxury companies like Burberry, Stella & McCartney, and Zadig & Voltaire. Severine Balick was nominated among the top 30 Women Leader's in Tech today at the Women's Forum with Nathalie Massenet, Sophia Amoruso and Jessica Alba.
Susanne Chisti, FINTECH Circle - Susanne is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, which is Europe's 1st Angel Network focused on fintech opportunities. She is an experienced investor, entrepreneur and published author. She was recently recognised in the European Digital Financial Services ‘Power 50’ 2015, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe and also has been selected as one of the 100 leading Women in FINTECH and top 15 FINTECH UK twitter influencers. She has more than 14 years’ experience across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.
Deepali Nangia, Wild Blue Cohort and Empower - Deepali is Investment Director of Wild Blue Cohort, Kensington's first angel investor network, helping launch it earlier last year. Since launch, the network has invested in seven transactions ranging from food tech, real estate tech, video and other B2B players. Originally from India, a mother of two, Deepali spent several years in the corporate world in strategy, investing and operations before starting her own her own social consultancy focusing on helping women make their businesses more scalable. She mentors for the Imperial Althea Women in Technology Program, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and SHEROES India. She tweets on entrepreneurship, the arts, fitness and chocolate whenever she finds time. You can follow her on @deepalinangia.
Date: Wednesday, 18 Nov. 2015
Time: 6:45pm for 7:15pm start
The University Women's Club,
2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB
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