How to successfully raise business investment 

By Barrie Hudson - 11 June 2021


Companies across Swindon and Wiltshire are invited to join SETsquared and Tech Swindon in a free online event explaining how to boost business.

Called Funding for Growth, it will be held on Friday, 2 July from noon to 1.30pm, and will explore different sources of funding and investment as well as strategies for successfully raising public and private investment.

There will be an expert panel who will discuss the link between innovation and investment, demonstrating how developing an innovative approach to all aspects of business and collaborating with a university can ultimately be more attractive to investors.

Lucy Paine of Tech Swindon said: “There is so much tech talent across Swindon and Wiltshire, with many businesses creating innovative solutions from health tech to agri tech and sustainable tech. 

"Tech Swindon’s mission is galvanise, celebrate and bring together this vibrant community. There’s a great deal of high-quality support out there that these businesses can access, much of which is fully funded and easy to tap into. 

"If raising funds to develop your business is on your agenda, then this event is a must-attend.”

The expert panel will feature:

- Lucy Paine, Swindon Ecosystem Connector, Tech Swindon

- Alan Roan and Amanda Coleman of Salisbury-based Cervus Defence and Security

- Rosie Bennett, SETsquared’s Investment Manager

- Chris Pett, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme’s Digital Innovation Sector Lead

Rosie Bennett, SETsquared said: “Here at SETsquared we specialise in helping innovative companies raise investment, grow and create high-value jobs. Last year alone, companies in the SETsquared ecosystem raised £616m in private and public funding – so we know it works. 

"We invite businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire to become part of this success. We’ll be using real-life business case studies at this event, so you’ll come away armed with ideas and strategies for taking your business forwards.”

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