Key takeaways from our capital raising webinar

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By Vanessa Malone

This week, Horizon, Finceler8, and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) hosted a webinar to discuss the state of capital raising with a focus on regulatory and fintech challenges across the U.S. and U.K.

Panelists included Jessica Bartos, Investment Manager at Albion VC who has advised companies and investors like AT&T, Intel, KPN, Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group, amongst others; Mark Elenowitz, President of Horizon and Wall Street veteran known for leading the first Reg A+ IPO of a company to list on the NYSE; and Matt Smith, CEO of SteelEye which has secured $20 million in funding over the last three years. The panel was moderated by Hayden Boilini, Trade & Investment Associate with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) based out of the British Consulate in New York.

The webinar is now available to watch here on demand. Below please find a summary of what our panelists touched on.

Key takeaways on the state of capital raising

Hayden Boilini | Moderator

On current DIT and government capital raising initiatives

Mark Elenowitz | President of Horizon

On current state of private markets in US and UK & crowdfunding

Matt Smith | CEO of SteelEye

On SteelEye’s $20M capital raising journey and the importance of regtech

Jessica Bartos | Investment Manager at Albion VC

On the VC perspective and how the landscape changed amidst COVID-19

Concluding thoughts:

The state of capital formation is evolving. Access to funding in the private markets is allowing companies to stay private longer. This coupled with the world’s expedited shift to digitalization is bringing about unique regulatory and technological opportunities. We hope you enjoyed these insights into the state of the market and received takeaways that you can utilize to approach your own capital raising strategy.

To hear more insights from the group discussion, we invite you to watch the webinar on demand. If you have any questions regarding the webinar or the initiatives above, please email Vanessa at vanessa@horizonfintex.com.

About Horizon

Horizon offers a suite of integrated securities software applications for compliant issuance through secondary trading of electronic securities. Truly a compliance-first business, our solutions combine Wall Street and Silicon Valley to power the next generation of exchanges and securities offerings in the U.S. and globally. Visit us at https://www.horizonfintex.com/.

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Horizon offers a suite of integrated securities software applications for compliant issuance through secondary trading of electronic securities.

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