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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 - Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at the Economist

August 2nd 2017 - Finance networking lunch in the city

October 26th 2017 - Kent Teague, Managing Partner of Gold Creek Capital

* 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 - Urbano Networking Evening in the City of London

    Wednesday August 15th, 6:00pm

    Urbano August networking evening at Babble City in the City of London - FREE for Urbano members and new joiners

    Read more > Babble City
  2. London networking event - Networking Lunch Shoreditch

    Wednesday August 22nd, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at Bounce Shoreditch on Wednesday 22nd August with delicious food and ping pong!

    Read more > Bounce Shoreditch
  3. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch Event in the West End

    Thursday September 6th, 12:15pm

    Urbano September networking lunch at Swingers in the West End - network over food, drink and a round of urban (o) golf!

    Read more > Swingers West End
  4. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking Evening in Farringdon

    Wednesday September 26th, 6:00pm

    Urbano networking evening at Bounce Farringdon in September - FREE for Urbano Members.

    Read more > Bounce Farringdon
  5. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Clerkenwell

    Wednesday October 3rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano pan-sector/cross-community networking lunch at Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell.

    Read more > Malmaison London
  6. London Networking Event - Networking Evening Bankside

    Tuesday December 18th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network's Christmas Networking Evening hosted by Sama Bankside

    Read more > Sama Bankside

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