For the first time, the City Business Library hosted The London FinTech Investment Conference on 14th June, 2018, in collaboration with Kaitlin Zhang Branding. The event took place at the City Business Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH. The event gathered over 90 attendees including FinTech entrepreneurs, blockchain businesses, venture capital firms, investors and delegates interested in the FinTech industry.
Speaking at the conference were experts in law, branding, fundraising, start-ups, investment, blockchain & ICO. The speakers took an in-depth look on the investment landscape of fintech in the City of London and around the globle.
During the conference, Kaitlin Zhang spoke on:
Karl is an investor, entrepreneur, board advisor and speaker. He has invested in and advised leading Fintech businesses and partners with top Venture Capital firms and challenger banks to shape funding deals.
His experience spans startups, scaleups, and large corporates, and he has counselled the likes of Barclays, RSA Insurance and Visa Europe on topics such as innovation, leadership and social impact. He now helps companies grow, raise funds and engage staff through a mix of hands-on support, advice and generous amounts of coaching.
Karl regularly appears on investor panels and has been a guest lecturer at Coventry University London and Purdue University. He has worked in four startups, having successfully founded two.
Ian has been a part of the IT industry for over 45 years both in the UK and internationally. He has advised many blue chip organisations such as Vodafone, Centrica, BBC, Channel 4, the UK Government, Orange, Ericsson, American Express and J.P. Morgan, as well as many smaller organisations.
After studying Chemistry at Brighton University, he worked as an Analytical Development Chemist with Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now part of GSK) before transferring into the computer industry. He then spent twenty years in the Middle East working in a variety of roles in the investment, IT and commercial fields. He was also an advisor to the Saudi Royal Family. He lives near London with his family. Fun fact: He has interviewed many top film stars at premieres in London as part of a celebrity film channel he and his wife established in 2007.
Bianca Martin is a Lawyer at A City Law Firm from Western Australia. She specialises in employment and litigation disputes which often relate to IP infringement. She is extensively knowledgeable on the importance and process of registering your trademarks and handling those seeking to infringe your rights.
William is an Investment Manager at Oxford Capital, looking to back excellent entrepreneurs based in the UK and with the potential to build world class businesses. Excited about tech-enabled brands, FinTech & insurtech and the potential applications of ledger tech. In the Oxford Capital portfolio working with Spoke and Wrisk.
In February 2016 Niall founded Wrisk, an insurtech venture, with co-founder Darius Kumana. Announced UK/EU/USA underwriting partnership with Munich Re Digital Partners in late 2016. Niall is a also a Non-executive Chairman of MarkelCATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd (an ILS fund, domiciled in Bermuda)
Previously, a CEO of Faraday (1985-2002) and Oxygen (2003-2011). He has chaired the LMP 2001 Project from early 2000. Chaired the London Market Reform Group’s Executive Committee from Feb 2002 till Feb 2003.
In addition, the speakers were also interviewed by Patricia Vincent from the Resonance 104.4 FM’s “The Workplace” radio show.
Kaitlin Zhang Branding is a branding consultancy that serves corporate and personal clients in the UK, USA, Canada, China and around the world. The company specializes in brand management, digital marketing and online reputation management. The team has a wide range of experience in venture capital, private equity, property development, import/export and technology start-ups. There is also a dedicated team in China that has an in depth understanding of the Chinese marketing environment. Contact us today to discuss how we can help promote your brand.