Bruce Davis – Co-Founder and Director of Abundance Generation
Bruce Davis is cofounder and joint managing director of Abundance Investment. He was a founding director of the UKCFA. He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Bauman Institute, Leeds University and a Trustee of the Finance Innovation Lab. Prior to founding Abundance, Bruce was a member of the founding team that created Zopa.com and has worked extensively researching money and financial innovations for institutions in the UK and across Europe.
Atuksha Poonwassie - MD and Co-Founder, Simple Crowdfunding
Atuksha is the managing director and co-founder of Simple Crowdfunding, a property crowdfunding and peer to peer lending platform. Being a property professional and investor herself, Atuksha understands the benefits and opportunity this marketplace brings to the property industry.
Her background is in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and data analytics, where Atuksha has over 15+ years helping global businesses build and maintain a loyal customer base through her consulting business.
She is also the 2017 National Venus Award winner for ‘Influential Woman of the Year’.
Frank Mukahanana, Director at Wealth Harbour
An investment banking professional turned financial adviser, with over 13 years experience in the financial industry, across Asset Management, debt & capital markets, investment banking and, recently, advising on technology strategy.Frank is a seasoned business and financial strategist, entrepreneur, and Chartered Management Accountant. While working under a large institution as a financial adviser helping families manage their money, he became ever-more frustrated by the standard products at his disposal, and so decided to bring together a team to develop a new and better way that delivers what some have dubbed “an ingenious and sustainable model with no immediate equal.”In 2014, Frank was appointed Director of the UKCFA (UK Crowd Funding Association), an association that considers P2P as a significant part of the crowd funding revolution. Frank’s motivation is to see the industry grow and gain full acceptance in the wider financial market, especially across ISAs, institutional investments and opportunities with SIPPs and recent changes in annuity requirements.
Debra Burns - Compliance Director, Seedrs
After graduating from Newcastle University, she spent a number of years working in banking where she became a chartered account and later specialised in financial regulation and financial crime compliance. Debra recognised the need for disruption in the financial services industry, which is why she made the move away from traditional banking and into crowdfunding. Since joining Seedrs, Debra has been particularly interested in the regulatory developments impacting the fintech and crowdfunding industry.
Debra was listed on the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist.
Andrew Adcock, CEO and founding team member, Crowd of Angels
Andrew is the CEO and a founding team member at Crowd for Angels, an FCA regulated crowdfunding platform for shares, bonds and digitalised assets. Previously, he worked at NinetyTen, a provider of Private Social Networks, whose clients included Nokia, Channel 4 and Shop Direct.
Andrew is welcomed to speak at various events on subjects such as crowdfunding, business funding, blockchain and regulation.