Dear Bootlawyers, Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and virtual currencies - fintech is big business and is changing the way banks and consumers do business. With fintech investment in UK ventures outpacing any other market in the world (a phenomenal 53% of total European investment in the sector), and an estimated investment total of £469 million since 2004, this is an exciting time for fintech start-ups.
On Wednesday 28 May 2014, we will welcome two speakers to Bootlaw - Monica Gogna, Partner at Pinsent Masons (and head of our team of fintech lawyers) and Adam Blair, Head of Borrower Sales at Funding Circle, the first transatlantic peer to peer finance company .
Monica will provide an overview of the fintech world and help you to navigate your way through the ever changing regulatory framework that surrounds this sector to ensure your business stays on step ahead in this highly competitive and ground breaking financial sector of the market. Adam will then provide some invaluable insight into the experiences and challenges he and his team have faced in growing Funding Circle into the go to peer to peer finance company. He will also discuss the impact of VC backing and regulation, from the perspective of Funding Circle and what the future holds in this exciting area of business.
Bootlawyers can RSVP here.
The format of the evening will be, as usual:
6.30pm – Doors open, beer and networking
7:00pm – Legal bit starts.
8:00pm – Legal bit ends; more beer, pizza and networking.
9:00pm – End