Jenny Tooth

Jenny Tooth OBE

CEO, UKBAA

Jenny is CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing, representing over 18,000 investors around the UK. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience of facilitating SMEs’ access to investment, both in the UK and internationally. She ran her own consultancy on access to finance for SMEs, including spending nine years based in Brussels, working closely with the EC. In 2009, Jenny co-founded Angel Capital Group which incorporates London Business Angels, one of the most established and active angel networks in the UK and which was a sold to Newable in April 2017.

Jenny is an angel investor and in her role at UKBAA she focuses on building the angel community around the UK, connecting investors to good deal flow and assisting entrepreneurs to attract investors. Jenny sits on the steering group for emerging technologies and innovations for Innovate UK and the advisory board for the London Co-Investment Fund. Jenny is an experienced speaker on angel investing and entrepreneurship both in the UK and internationally. She has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jenny was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to small businesses.

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Sessions
keynote: wed 25 Nov, 9:50 – 9:55

Introduction to Future of Finance

UKBAA CEO Jenny Tooth OBE will open the first day of Future Forward by setting the scene for Future of Finance and giving an overview of what to expect from the day’s events.

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keynote: wed 25 Nov, 9:45 – 10:00

Introduction to Investing in Diversity

UKBAA CEO Jenny Tooth OBE will open the second day of Future Forward by setting the scene for Investing in Diversity and giving an overview of what to expect from the day’s events.

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forum: wed 25 Nov, 11:00 – 12:30

Women Investment Forum

Over the last few years, UKBAA has identified the distinct challenges faced by women in the investment ecosystem, from the disproportionately low level of representation of women seeking to angel invest, to the disparity in access to finance faced by women-led teams. In early 2020, based on the recommendations of the Alison Rose Review, action was taken across the ecosystem to change the outlook for women founders, with the launch of the HMT Investing in Women Code. Alongside the commitment to women founders, action has also been taken by angel groups throughout the UK, to create more inclusivity within networks and develop the tools and resources needed to build and grow more women angels.

Join us as key players showcase the actions being taken and understand how they can be applied across the angel investment community regardless of group size or stage, to continue the work that’s already taking place.

Panel – Re-balancing the playing field
This panel will look at the wider role women angel investors can play in helping to shape the investment landscape to support female founders of the future and increasing the gender diversity in the investment base. It will also pinpoint the many actions taken by leaders in the ecosystem.

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