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#Seminar39- Demystifying Fundraising for your Startup with Madonna Capital

14th June 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Madonna Capital is focused and passionate about providing solutions to the barriers and challenges faced by women, where establishing, growing and funding businesses are concerned.  They take pride on connecting women to communities and investors who demonstrate diversity and, in doing so, provide confidence that they are able to better understand the value and vision of startups when making investment decisions.

Clara Probert is the managing partner of Madonna Capital and a former senior banker with a wealth of experience consisting of – corporate banking, leading large technology projects, managing a £100m debt fund for financing tech companies, and structuring business strategies for large institutions. Clara uses her banking experience, business acumen, professional network, and industry expertise to empower our clients to realise their business vision. She has a particular focus in supporting companies with fundraising, identifying opportunities to scale and leveraging her network in the tech eco-system.

Pauline Li, is the managing partner of Madonna Capital, with over 15 years of experience across a variety of sectors — financial institutions, luxury retail, energy, construction, and media. During her career, she has acquired first-hand experience in operating a range of business structures from start-ups, SMEs through to large listed conglomerates. Pauline has a particular focus on supporting companies with financial structuring, business strategy and operational excellence through her field of expertise, business acumen and professional network. Pauline has held senior positions in advisory and finance in KPMG to luxury brands such as Christian Dior Couture and Sisley Paris which have provided her with exposure to the APAC, North American and the UK markets.

Madonna Capital have a vast network of investors, from angel syndicates, family offices to Venture Capitals and Private Equity funds across UK, Europe, US, UAE, Australia and Singapore.
Clara and Pauline typically work with early stage through to pre-IPO, and crucially with female representation at board or founder level. Typically, consulting companies with MVP and that have measurable and demonstrable traction and which businesses are scalable, high growth and innovative.
Format of this session will be a presentation on:
  • The funding landscape
  • What investors & funding providers typically look for
  • Market update
  • Followed by a Q&A​


14th June 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
London, E14 5AB
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0203 668 3600