29 Nov 2023

Head start to Slush: Growth strategies for sustainable businesses: Navigating VC funding and global expansion 

UK Department for Business and Trade has invited businesses with sustainable focus to an afternoon with Finnish and British VCs to discuss raising funding for international growth and explore the UK as a place to scale your business.

Since March 2021, the UK Government has committed a total of £30 billion of domestic investment for the green industrial revolution. UK Net Zero firms raised over £1.2 billion in 2021, putting the UK second to just Sweden in terms of European investment into climate change catalysts. Join us to hear more about raising capital in the UK, what it takes to develop your sustainable business for international markets, and share your experiences with like-minded founders and investors from the UK and Finland. You will also have the chance to connect with strategic partners supporting companies’ global growth and innovation.


14:00 Opening
14:05 Investor panel discussion: Unleashing global potential for sustainable businesses – VC-driven expansion
Interactive panel discussion with leading investors sharing their views on the funding landscape in Finland and in the UK and tips on how to prepare your company for raising funding and scaling globally.

Panellists sharing their experience:

Ash Sharma, Vice President, Special Funds, Nefco
Nic Gorini, General Partner, Spin Ventures
Mike Smeed, Managing Director, InMotion Ventures
Sahib Bhasin, Growth Investor, Lightrock
Moderator: Karin Henriksson, Venture Partner, Greencode Ventures

15:05 Fireside chat with Tuomo Laine, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Twice Commerce and Topi Tiihonen, Co-Founder & CEO, SkenarioLabs

15:35 – 15:45 UK stakeholder introductions

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