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Urbano Finance

Urbano Finance brings together entrepreneurs and investors to build bridges between companies who need finance and organisations who can provide it.

Urbano Finance is not be a platform to pitch. Rather, it brings together business people to share ideas on what financial support new and growth companies actually need, explore and explain what turns a great idea into a sound business and pull down some of the hurdles that new and existing companies face when seeking backing from institutions and private investors.

Urbano Finance’s networking events see see investors discussing which companies they support and what companies need to do to find capital investment, whether through banks, VCs, seed capital or individual investors. Experienced business people are also invited to tell their stories of how they found investment to turn an idea into a succesful business – and share the lessons they have learned along the way.

Recent Events & Speakers List

April 2012 - Etc. Venues Dexter House

June 2012 - MWB Houndsditch

February 2013 - Jonathan Fisher, expert of corporate and financial crime

September 2013 - Ironmonger's Hall

November 2013 - Regus London Monument

November 2014 - Modwenna Rees Mogg, Owner of Angel News

June 11 2015 – Evening networking event featuring Founder of BrewDog

October 1 2015 - Alex Stephany, CEO of Just Park

October 15 2015 - Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration

March 10 2016 - Neil Maiden, Cass Business School

May 11 2016 - Ronen Palan, Professor City University London

April 6th 2017 - Urbano networking breakfast event featuring Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist on cybersecurity and cybercrime.

* Simon Dixon's Testimonial on Urbano Finance

"I do a lot of public speaking, but two things stood out about Urbano Network and the Urbano Finance networking strand I addresses. Firstly, the audience was very high quality business people and investors and the quality of the questions that followed was apparent.

Secondly, Mark did a great job of warming the audience up for my presentation, setting out my talk in terms of the wider business context. It has already certainly led to some business and valuable connections for me."
Simon, CEO, BankToTheFuture.com

Urbano Finance Members & Associates

ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC

Alliotts

Auld Scott & Company

Barclays Bank PLC

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Cass Business School

City Business Library

Close Brothers Invoice Finance

Crowdcube

fds Corporate Finance

Fitzgerald and Law

GRM Law

Jonathan Fisher, QC

Mattioli Woods PLC

Office for Tax Simplification

Raffingers Stuart

The Venture Capital Platform

Truestone Asset Management Limited

Venner Shipley LLP

WSM Partners

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Next Events

  1. London Networking Event on Virtual & Augmented Reality

    Thursday June 8th, 8:00am

    Urbano Media/Tech/Build networking event - an immersive demonstration of virtual and augmented reality and its potential uses across a range of business sectors.

    Read more > Inition Demo Studio
  2. London networking evening event in Shoreditch

    Wednesday June 21st, 6:00pm

    Urbano networking evening event in June, hosted by Strongroom, Shoreditch, London.

    Read more > Strongroom Bar & Kitchen
  3. Monaco networking lunch

    Friday June 23rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano Monaco networking lunch on Friday June 23rd.

    Read more > Avenue 31
  4. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Mayfair

    Wednesday June 28th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at The Punchbowl - a Mayfair institution combining a Grade II listed tavern with private dining rooms

    Read more > The Punchbowl
  5. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in The City

    Wednesday July 19th, 6:00pm

    Urbano networking evening event in July is hosted by London's latest private members club - Devonshire Club in the heart of The City of London

    Read more > Devonshire Club

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