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Finance Fair

May 12th
18:00 - 21:00

The Finance Fair is back at Impact Hub King’s Cross.

If you are seeking financing for your social enterprise or if you wish to meet and talk to potential investors, the Finance Fair is the perfect opportunity to do that.

In a typical speed dating style, you will have the chance to meet and talk to several providers of different sources of capital: from crowdfunding to angel investors, from high-street banks to social loan funding.

As any speed dating event, time is really important: each session lasts only 10 minutes and when the clock rings you move to the next session!

Who is coming?

We are proud to host finance providers from different backgrounds and with different ideas, able to offer a wide range of solutions.


CAF Venturesome provides affordable financial support to charities and social enterprises in the form of unsecured repayable loans:

  • Unsecured Loans – for up to five years

  • Standby Facility – similar to overdraft, a pot of money that is put aside for your organisation that can be accessed if and when it is required

  • Other less common social investment products, including Social Impact Bonds and revenue participating agreements

Website: www.cafonline.org/charity-finance


The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund is a £10 million venture capital fund, providing growth equity to early stage companies.

The Fund also offers general support and incubation facilities, on a case-by-case basis, for the most promising high-potential businesses.

The Fund was established in 2010 with the generous support of Peter Cullum CBE, one of Cass’ most successful entrepreneurs

Website: www.cass.city.ac.uk/business-services/entrepreneurs/pcce/cass-entrepreneurship-fund


Angels Den is an angel-led crowdfunding platform where angel investors and experienced business people invest in pre-vetted SMEs. Investors often play an active role in the business, providing the initial funding, expertise and contacts to drive growth.

Once an anchor investor is on board the funding is open to other angels and the crowd, who have the security of investing alongside an experienced angel investor.

Since 2007 they worked together with more than 170 businesses

Website: www.angelsden.com


Founded by LGT Venture Philanthropy and Berenberg, Impact Ventures UK offers equity investments with a range from £500k for social enterprises with a proven business model to £5 million to larger social enterprises.

Impact Ventures UK is committed to advancing the profitability, scalability and social impact of its enterprises beyond its initial investment, by establishing a long-term relationship with the invested social enterprise.

Website: www.impactventuresuk.com


Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

Whether you are an investor or a business owner, Barclays is well positioned to help entrepreneurs develop a holistic financial approach to reach the goals you have set for your business as well as your personal ambitions. Their approach is built on forging long-lasting relationships and they can connect you to their wide range of services to ensure you are given every opportunity to take advantage of what Barclays has to offer. Further information is available on entrepreneurs.barclays

Website: www.barclays.com


The Social Investment Business is a specialist fund manager, managing and investing more than £280m into charities and social enterprises through Governement and other’s funds.

It supports civil society organisations through investment in viable, non-bankable projects, facilitating their move into more enterprising ventures, by offering finance in the form of social equity and social loans.

Website: www.sibgroup.org.uk


Buzzbnk is an online crowdfunding platform bringing social ventures looking for start-up or growth capital together with like-minded people keen to participate in a new way of funding social change. Founded in 2009, Buzzbnk has been the first crowdfunding platform specifically for social enterprises and charities.

Website. www.buzzbnk.org

Charity Bank is an independent ethical bank with a social purpose. It provides loans to charities and social enterprises on beneficial terms with the support of personal and organisational savers. Since 2002 it has provided more than 700 loans to charities and social enterprises. It offers loans from £50,000 to £2.5 million.

Website: www.charitybank.org


Seedrs has been the first equity crowdfunding platform in the world to receive regulatory approval. After its launch in 2012, more than £120 million had been invested on the platform with over 340 deals founded.

Allowing all types of investors to invest in businesses, it has become the major actor in the equity crowdfunding landscape.

Website: www.seedrs.com

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