As the number of female-led ventures continue to rise and with research showing that gender diverse executive teams are more likely to have above-average profitability, why is investment in female-led businesses so low in 2023?

Panintelligence and The Data City will be joined by experts from the world of investment and data insights to talk openly about the lack of funding available to female-led businesses and what can be done to change the record both regionally and nationally.

The Agenda

  • What the data tells us – The current investment landscape in the UK & the data behind it.
  • Raising funds – The experience of raising funds as a female founder in 2023.
  • What needs to change? The key aspects of the investment community need to change.
  • Advice for female-led businesses – Practical advice for female founders looking to raise funds.

Our expert panel

Zandra Moore – CEO & Co-founder, Panintelligence

Alex Craven – CEO & Co-founder, The Data City

Sarah Abrahams – Partner, KPMG

Orla Browne – Head of Insights, Dealroom


  • 6.30pm arrival
  • 7.00pm presentation
  • 8.00pm drinks and networking
  • 9.00pm finish

Note: this event is open to both club members and non-members. Members can also sign in and RSVP via the Home Grown Club website here.

About Panintelligence

Panintelligence is a Leeds-based software company specialising in business intelligence (BI) and data analytics solutions. They provide a platform that allows businesses to gather, analyse and visualise data from various sources, enabling data-driven decision-making and insights.

About The Data City

The Data City is a Leeds-based UK Data Services SME that has developed a SaaS platform through which it has established the new standard in industrial classification, particularly focusing on the emerging economy. Working with government and private organisations, the platform allows policymakers, economists, investors and analysts among others to understand the economy and markets in real-time.

Members please RSVP here

Tickets are available to non-members by invite only.


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