The next Access to Finance Investment Surgery, hosted by Shadow Founder, takes place in Derby on Tuesday 28th November 2017, giving selected companies seeking growth capital a free one-hour meeting with COO of Shadow Foundr, Jason Kluver, Edwards director Neil Taylor, CEO of Cresco Innovation, Jo Derbyshire and business angel investor and business mentor, Paul Jenkinson, who is also on the Advisory Board of Shadow Foundr and John O’Donnell, Business Finance Manager, D2N2 Growth Hub.
How does the UK manage its waste?
It’s no secret that the world is full of rubbish. With the population soaring at an alarming rate, so too is the amount of waste that litters the streets. Failure to dispose of waste in a proper manner can cause damage to the already deteriorating state of the planet. With some of the major cities in the world taking a lax attitude to waste management, the UK is trying its best to control waste disposal.
In a sector that is primarily male-dominated, Isabel is an experienced and prolific entrepreneur, who has a mechanical engineering degree and holds a Masters and PhD in Energy Policy. She is a commercial and technical expert in the full range of Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) technologies and is also one of the Founders and CEO of Future Earth Energy Ltd.
These are a series of Access to Finance Surgeries, hosted by Shadow Founsr, where selected companies seeking growth capital have a free one hour meeting with COO of Shadow Foundr, Jason Kluver, Edwards director Neil Taylor, CEO of Cresco Innovation Jo Derbyshire and business angel investor and business mentor Paul Jenkinson, who is also on the Advisory Board of Shadow Foundr and John O’Donnell, Business Finance Manager, D2N2 Growth Hub.
Big Data is described as being “a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and information privacy.” While this definition may seem a bit wordy, it can be easily broken down. Data is simply information – like the type you get on your phone bill every month – and prefixing it with ‘big’ simply means it’s using this information in a large quantity.
Shadow Foundr was recently privileged to sit on some judging panels for Venture Fest in the West Midlands.
Around 50 early stage businesses pitched their opportunities, with the final 9 going head to head at Birmingham’s NEC in late June.
What was evident was the quality of proposition coming out of the Midlands. What was encouraging was that most of these had realistic valuations unlike many over-inflated valuations often seen in the capital and surrounds.
Just over a year after Britain voted to leave the EU, investors remain confident about strong growth in the Fintech sector, according to Altfi. The second quarter of 2017 saw a huge investment of £1bn into Fintech, around £760m more than in the first quarter, the highest investment level for six quarters.Read More