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Unlocking funding, from startup to scaleup: an Informed Funding meetup //Tuesday 22 October 2019

Unlocking funding, from startup to scaleup - Informed Funding meetup at Plexal

Plexal member Informed Funding will be adressing all these issues and more at a meetup this October. The team will help attendees make sense of the different avenues of funding available at the various stages of a startup, including access to grant and R&D funding.

We’ll also be joined by a panel of special guests:


Malcolm Holloway, director, EFM (chair)

Holloway is a finance director, venture capitalist and director of the EFM Network with years of financial management and business leadership experience.

Matt Penneycard, co-founder, Ada Ventures

Penneycard is the co-founder of Ada Ventures, a seed-stage UK technology investor that backs under-estimated founders building global businesses in over-looked markets. He’s also rn investment funds in the UK and US and has invested in over 60 tech startups.

Julia May, senior partner, May Figures Ltd

Voted Best R&D Tax Credits Director (UK) in the Female CEO Excellence Awards 2017, May is an acclaimed chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor who’s worked for a number of software and IT consultancy firms. She’s also personally prepared and reviewed hundreds of R&D tax credit and patent box claims.

Steve Plant, associate finance director,  EFM

Plant is an experienced finance director who’s worked with a portfolio of growing SMEs and has experience with startups, acquisitions, disposals, business rollouts and international investment. As a chartered accountant, he’s worked in India, Russia and Singapore as well as the UK.



Tuesday 22 October 2019
11:15 am - 12:15 am


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The Press Center
14 East Bay Lane
E20 3BS
United Kingdom

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