Live startup crowdfunding is coming to this London FinTech conference
A major FinTech conference coming to London this October is to provide delegates with the opportunity to invest directly from the conference floor as part of its grand pitching final.
LendIt Europe, which claims to be Europe’s largest FinTech conference series, has partnered with US equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest to give the eight finalists in its PitchIt competition the opportunity to raise funds ‘live’ from delegates and SeedInvest members.
In what will be the first time the technology has been used outside the US, the eight successful startups with take part in a head to head pitching competition throughout the two-day event which takes place at the Intercontinental London - The O2 on 9th and 10th October.
Jason Jones, co-founder and chief executive of LendIt Conference, commented: “To have live fundraising at LendIt this year is an industry first within Europe, and we can’t wait to see the excitement and energy it will bring to the floor.
“The innovation and technology which SeedInvest has embedded into their offer means that startups can really hit the ground running at LendIt, not only building their profile and meeting VCs but also raising real money during the conference.”
Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest added: “We are excited to be partnering with LendIt Europe to empower startups participating in PitchIt to raise capital live at the event this year. LIVE Fundraising is all about enabling the very best startups to spend less time fundraising and more time building their businesses.
“We look forward to working with LendIt to identify the top fintech startups in Europe and amplify their pitches across both sides of the pond.”