Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder and Non-Exec Director of SyndicateRoom and one of the Top 10 most influential people in tech in the UK as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in fintech in Europe, joins the Investment War Stories Panel at St John’s Innovation Centre.

We’re delighted to announce that Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder and Non-Exec Director of multi-award- winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom, will join the panel at the upcoming “Investment War Stories for Angels and Entrepreneurs” event on 19th September 2019 at St John’s Innovation Centre.

Chaired by Alan Cowley, Co-Founder of The Invested Investor, this interactive afternoon session will provide insights to the current equity and early stage investment landscape touching on new rules for start-ups, scale-ups and angel investing.

Gonçalo will join Alan Cowley and Peter Hiscocks, Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, on the panel and talk about entrepreneurship and pioneering investor-led equity crowdfunding platform.

The discussion will include the dos and don’ts of investing in early stage companies and views on industry trends. The panel will also share their top-tips and favourite war stories.


About Gonçalo de Vasconcelos
Gonçalo is a serial entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Rnwl, an insuretech company launching soon. Gonçalo is also the entrepreneur behind the vlog "What it REALLY is like to be an Entrepreneur". Before Rnwl Goncalo founded SyndicateRoom, a multi-award-winning Fintech company. Gonçalo is also a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at JBS, University of Cambridge and a contributor for Forbes, writing regularly about entrepreneurship. He regularly delivers keynote speeches at main conferences throughout the world. Goncalo regularly contributes or is featured in the media including BBC, Forbes, Financial Times and The Sunday Times amongst others. Gonçalo was considered one of the Top 10 most influential people in tech in the UK as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in fintech in Europe.

Gonçalo pioneered the investor-led™ model in the UK, opening up access to exclusive deals that professionals are investing in (see here for more details). SyndicateRoom is an equity investment platform that allows investors to access companies throughout their entire equity journey, from early-stage private companies to premium segment listings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Gonçalo is an alumnus of Imperial College London (awarded distinction) and has an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where he was awarded awards for academic and professional achievements.
Gonçalo is particularly passionate about giving entrepreneurs the chance to prove themselves and become successful. In his spare time Gonçalo cycles long distances, plays tennis and, when in warmer climates, sails with his wife whenever there is half a chance.

This event is part of a wider Merlin ICT programme. To find out more, please visit www.merlin-ict.eu

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