The Convergence of Venture Capital and Crowdfunding

by crypto journalist

Panel Session (45 minutes) + Meet the VC Breakouts (30 minutes)

Have a discussion with our amazing speakers from Seedrs, Venrex Capital Fund, Bethnal Green Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.


Louise Harvey

Louise helps run the Seedrs Institutional Investment team and is responsible for supporting the Seedrs institutional investor community with deal flow organization and co-investment opportunities. Prior to joining Seedrs in 2017, Louise worked in Investor Relations and Financial PR at FTI Consulting for 3 years.

Sasha Trower

Sasha Trower is a partner at Venrex, an early stage VC fund that invests in scalable opportunities where consumer industries are impacted by technology (Charlotte Tilbury, Revolut, Just-Eat, LoveCrafts, Lyst, Vinterior, among others). Sasha is an ex-strategy consultant specialising in the technology, media and telecoms sectors, and has held prior roles at Apple and JamJar Investments. Sasha graduated from Balliol College, Oxford in 2011.

Cansu Deniz Bayrak

Cansu is an early-stage investor in tech for good companies. As senior partner, her focus at BGV is fundraising for their investment vehicles and building meaningful connections for us and our portfolio teams. She is gearing towards a bigger seed fund and exploring innovative ways to deploy more capital into the highest potential portfolio.

Flavia Richardson

Flavia is currently employed with Silicon Valley Bank, London, a trusted and well-established market leader in financial services and technology investment. She has headed investment portfolios worth up to £30m, over 140 portfolio companies. She has also worked with clients from across the world with portfolio amounts ranging from small technology investments to multimillion-pound portfolios.

Zoe Peden (SLP 2012)

Zoe is Tech entrepreneur turned VC investor at Ananda Impact Ventures. She is also the Founder at FutureWorldVC and MyChoicePad. Ananda Impact Ventures manages $100 million in three funds and is one of the leading impact venture capital funds with a pan-European focus. Ananda invests in outstanding impact entrepreneurs creating solutions to pressing social challenges.She was a Fellow of SLP in 2012.

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