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Webinar: GEP X ASEAN Series 2 – Sourcing Finance in the UK


About this webinar

The Department for International Trade at the British Embassy Bangkok and the Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) are excited to invite you to join their second session of the GEP x ASEAN webinar series.

The series will focus on how ASEAN entrepreneurs can raise finance and access markets in the UK – the clear leader in Europe for the amount of venture capital investments and growth over last year. A notable £10.1bn was invested in UK tech companies in 2019, which is the largest global increase.

Furthermore, the UK has 5 of Europe’s top 20 cities for tech investment including London (the largest), Manchester (the fastest growing), Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge. Join this webinar to learn more about the fast-growing venture capital investment market and how to access finance in the UK.

Are you looking to pitch to UK venture capitalists?

Get a chance for a 5-minute pitch with UK venture capitalists in a ‘Speed Pitching’ session.

Are you looking to expand your financial horizon?

With 10,000 venture capitalists and 500 tech accelerators located in the UK, British tech companies raised £10.1bn in 2019. You’ll learn how you can tap into UK government backed catapult centres & innovation network – soft landing and connecting centres for overseas companies.

Are you looking to explore new markets?

Leverage from the huge markets and their values – the financial services sector is worth £132bn, retail is worth £394bn, the creative sector is worth £102bn, the energy sector is worth £87bn and the life sciences sector is worth £63bn.


  • Eve Chirdkiatisak, VP to EdtechX SPAC Investment Vehicle
  • Magda Posluszny, Venture Capital Investor, Speedinvest X
  • Tony Hughes, Deal Maker, The Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP)
  • Saranyah Douse, Investor at Octopus Investments

Who is this webinar suitable for?

This webinar is suitable for all ASEAN entrepreneurs seeking to raise finance and access markets in the UK.

Further information

Maturos (May) Salayarg
Trade and Investment Manager Tech and FDI Lead, Thailand
Department for International Trade
Tel: +66 (0)2 305 8274
Email: maturos.salayarg@fco.gov.uk


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