I’m delighted to announce the second Angel Academe event, following on from our inaugural evening in Tech City back in the autumn. For those new to it, Angel Academe is a network for professional women interested in supporting tech entrepreneurs – as mentors, non-execs or angel investors. Or just finding out a bit more about the amazing tech startup scene in London.
This next event is at going to be hosted by UBS – to whom I’m very grateful – in London, and will take place on the evening of March 19th. As before, the evening will comprise a mix of key notes, pitch presentations and networking over drinks. Speakers include, not 1 but 2 inspirational angel investors, Maria Dramalioti-Taylor and Marianne Abib-Pech, followed by founders Amber Brown (Upfront Analytics) and Gerlinde Gniewosz (KO-SU).
Maria is a Managing Partner at Geneva-based x.Million Capital Ventures, focusing on digital media, and founder of Angellab in London. She made her first angel investment in 2003 and since then has worked with some of the most forward thinking entrepreneurs at Grafighters, Move Guides, Anywhere.me, Improve Digital (sold), Stingray (sold), Pervasic (sold), Ciphergrid and others
Marianne is the Founder of Sylar ltd, a boutique advising and fund raising firm and sits on the board of several VC funds. Her corporate career includes stints at Arthur Andersen, Motorola and General Electric before becoming Global CFO for Shell Aviation, and Head of Finance and Commercial for EMEA Operation of BHP Billiton Iron Ore division. Marianne’s first book, The Financial Times Guide to Leadership: How to Lead Effectively and Get Results was published in February 2013. She is also a regular columnist for Global Corporate Venturing, The Huffington Post and The Independent.
If you’re interested in the event then please take a look at the Eventbrite page for more details and to register. I really hope you can make it!