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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. Tendering Workshop

    Thursday February 21st, 1:30pm

    Urbano Tendering Workshop to demystify the tender process - open to those in any sector responsible for winning bids for their company!

    Read more > Huckletree Shoreditch
  2. London Networking Event - Pre MIPIM Networking evening Westminster London

    Wednesday February 27th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Build, Finance & UWACTE (Urbano Women In Architecture Construction Technology & Engineering) Communities pre-MIPIM networking evening in Westminster.

    Read more > Church House Westminster
  3. London Networking Event - Women in Business & UWACTE Networking Breakfast

    Thursday March 7th, 8:30am

    Urbano's Women in Business Networking Breakfast is timed to celebrate International Women's Day hosted by Searcys at The Gherkin

    Read more > Searcys at The Gherkin
  4. Urbano Build, People & UWACTE Speaker & Networking Breakfast - Workplace Health & Wellbeing

    Thursday March 21st, 8:00am

    Urbano Build, People & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Dr Judith Grant, Director for Health & Wellbeing at MACE

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  5. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in Mayfair

    Wednesday March 27th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network Exclusive Networking Evening for Urbano Members hosted by Mahiki Mayfair

    Read more > Mahiki Mayfair
  6. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Chelsea

    Wednesday April 3rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano Networking Lunch hosted by Albert's at Beaufort house, a gorgeous Private Members Club in the heart of Chelsea

    Read more > Albert’s at Beaufort House
  7. London Networking Event - Networking breakfast event & tour Cabinet War Rooms

    Wednesday April 10th, 8:00am

    Urbano networking breakfast networking event & tour - Cabinet War Rooms, St James's

    Read more > Churchill War Rooms
  8. London Networking Event - Post-MIPIM Networking reception in London

    Wednesday April 17th, 6:00pm

    Post-MIPIM Networking reception in London for companies who attended or missed MIPIM 2019 in Cannes.

    Read more > Wellcome Collection
  9. London Networking Event - Networking lunch event in Covent Garden

    Wednesday April 24th, 12:30pm

    A special networking lunch to celebrate Easter at the Hotel Chocolat's School of Chocate and event space in Covent Garden.

    Read more > Hotel Chocolat School of Chocolate
  10. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in Covent Garden

    Wednesday May 29th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Networking Evening at Bunga Bunga - an immersive live entertainment venue in the heart of Covent Garden (FREE places for Urbano Members)

    Read more > Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

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Absolute Spaces - Property Developers

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Arena Property Services - Land and Measured Building Surveyors. 3D Laser scanning to create 2D drawings and 3D Models for BIM.

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Arram Berlyn Gardner LLP - accountants, auditors, tax and business advisers to SME's, entrepreneurs, owner mangers and start-ups.

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Ashfords LLP - A top 100 law firm with over 70 partners and 500 staff.

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Andy Gaught - Co-Founder of Asset Living .

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Lively debate with Declan Curry and the top entrepreneurs about who's making money. Reporter - Lesley Curwen.

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BCMS Corporate Ltd - selling privately owned companies for maximum value.

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BDB Pitmans brings together over 300 years of legal expertise in 5 locations – Cambridge, London (City & Westminster), Reading & Southampton

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BDO LLP - Accountancy & Business Advisory Firm

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Blackburn - Project Management & Consultancy advice to investors, developers, landlords, funders, & occupiers in the property sector.

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Brands2Market - where brands are born, differentiated, given clarity across all media channels & sustenance to grow to their potential

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