Thank you to everyone that joined us in person and online for Nick's talk; truly it was a night to remember. For those of you wishing to listen to the talks again and take notes, we've made the recording of the evening available below.

Nick Ogden

Nick Ogden is one of the world’s most visionary and successful entrepreneurs, defining fintech before the word was coined.

Join SyndicateRoom and fellow investors to hear about the future of financial services from the man who founded both WorldPay (merged with Vantiv in a £9.1bn deal) and ClearBank (first clearing bank in UK for 250 years). Arguably, Nick is at the centre of the upcoming shakeup.

Final call for SyndicateRoom's EIS Funds

Following Nick’s revealing talk, SyndicateRoom CEO Goncalo de Vasconcelos and Chief Investment Officer James Sore will present SyndicateRoom’s unique EIS funds and demonstrate how they’re transforming the tax-efficient investment landscape.

This will be one of the final chances to hear about and invest in the SyndicateRoom’s EIS funds before applications close on 30th March 2018.*

Fund Twenty8 – still the world’s only passive EIS fund – uses data to build its investors highly diversified early-stage portfolios while Growth Fund gives investors access to later-stage growth opportunities.

  • Please note that both funds are capped at £9m, so may close earlier if allocations are filled.


The future of EIS funds: data-driven decisions

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos is the CEO and co-founder of multi-award- winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom, a contributor for Forbes and speaks regularly at public events on Fintech and entrepreneurship. Gonçalo was considered one of the Top 10 most influential people in tech in the UK at the Tyto Tech 500 Power List as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in fintech in Europe.

Gonçalo pioneered the investor-led™ model in the UK, opening up access to exclusive deals that professionals are investing in. Gonçalo is an alumni of Imperial College London and has an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Fund Twenty8 presentation

James Sore is Chief Investment Officer at SyndicateRoom and has a degree in mechanical and electronics engineering, with extensive experience in product and process design and development. He has troubleshooted for some of the world’s largest and most successful brands including Coca Cola, Hershey's, P&G, BAT and Johnson & Johnson.

James has a diverse and rounded knowledge of investments, including a strong understanding of IP. Having built and grown a number of SMEs, James has first-hand experience of the issues facing growth companies.

Growth Fund presentation

Fran O’Brien is Head of Private Markets at SyndicateRoom. Fran previously worked with one of the legal teams responsible for preparing victim and witness statements for the Leveson Inquiry, and within the schools and education department of the London Borough of Ealing Council.

She joined SyndicateRoom to immerse herself in the unique challenge that comes from working at an ambitious, rapidly growing company, within an exciting and disruptive industry.

The future of fintech

Nick Ogden is renowned as the one of the world’s most visionary and successful entrepreneurs, Nick Ogden defined fintech before the word was coined.

As the founder of both WorldPay (merged with Vantiv in £9.1bn deal) and ClearBank (first clearing bank in UK for 250 years), both Nick’s 30 years’ experience and incredible vision make him ideally placed to predict the future of fintech.

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