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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 - Networking Lunch in Shoreditch

    Wednesday June 20th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at The Courthouse Hotel - a Grade II listed Baroque styled building in the heart of Shoreditch

    Read more > Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
  2. London networking event - Networking Lunch in Shepherd's Bush

    Wednesday July 4th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush to celebrate US Independence Day

    Read more > All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
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    Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am

    Urbano Build networking breakfast looking at Blockchain and its impact on construction and other industries with speaker Volker Buscher, Global Leader, Digital Products at ARUP.

    Read more > Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  4. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in London

    Wednesday July 18th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network's Summer Networking Evening - free for Urbano Members.

    Read more > Ruby Blue
  5. London networking event - Networking Lunch in Soho

    Wednesday July 25th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch blending Media, Creatives, HR & Workplace representatives, hosted by Inamo Soho with Games Room experience on Wednesday 25th July

    Read more > Inamo Soho
  6. London networking event - Networking Lunch

    Wednesday August 1st, 12:30pm

    Urbano pan-sector/cross-community networking lunch at Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen, Fitzrovia.

    Read more > Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen
  7. London Networking Event - Members Only Networking Evening in the City

    Wednesday August 15th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Networking evening at Babble City in the City of London - free for members..

    Read more > Babble City
  8. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Clerkenwell

    Wednesday September 26th, 12:30pm

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

    Read more > Malmaison London

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