Roderick Beer

Roderick Beer

Managing Director, UKBAA

Roderick’s career spans over 15 years of managing, founding and growing angel groups and investment platforms that have collectively deployed over £100m of equity investment in more than 500 startup and scaleup businesses.

He started his career at Beer & Partners, one of the first and largest angel groups in the UK, and later helped form and grow a corporate finance firm as their COO.

He is now the Managing Director of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing, representing over 200 organisations and 18,000 investors around the UK that collectively deploy over £1bn p.a. in early-stage businesses.

welcome: thur 26 Nov, 9:50 – 9:55

Spotlight on Scotland – understanding the ecosystem

Scotland’s thriving Angel community creates a bedrock from which great business can scale. Our panel of leading investors and founders will unpick the investor ecosystem across Scotland and discuss the growth in sectors like FinTech and Big Data and the opportunity opening up for those that deploy at Series A.

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fireside chat: thurs 26 Nov, 11:30 – 12:00

Angel Investment Cornerstoned by Grants – the Impact on the North East

The RAIA programme, spearheaded by InnovateUK, set out to inspire more investment in key parts of the UK. In a fireside chat with Roderick Beer and Jordan Dargue, we will discuss how carefully positioned grant funding has had a major impact on the North-East investment landscape.

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