About Access to Funding and Finance

Improving access to funding and finance for immersive companies

Members

Will Saunders
Creative Consultant

A Creative Consultant, Executive Producer and architect of the BBC's Digital Transformation. A Digital Leader in the Media Industry with a strong editorial track record, on Television, on Radio, Online. BIMA Hot 100, BAFTA Judge, Broadcast Digital Awards Judge, Keynote Spe...

Shaun Beaney
Chair, Immerse UK’s Access to Finance working group

Communications, public policy and advisory work for the Corporate Finance Faculty, ICAEW, including innovation investment, access to finance, high-growth companies and venture capital. Jointly devised, researched and co-authored: Creative Industries - Routes to Finance; Boosting ...

Puneet Raj Bhatia
London Co-investment Fund Manager

Puneet joined Funding London in 2014 and is responsible for the London Co-investment Fund. He has over two decades of experience investing in and advising businesses across various sectors, profiles and geographies, with a particular interest in early stage technology ventures. H...

Patrick Bradley
Founder and Managing Partner, Station 12

Station 12 is an advisory and investment firm based in London that’s focused on sports, entertainment, knowledge and immersive technologies, which Patrick Bradley founded in late 2014. The firm provides corporate finance services to businesses in its core sectors as well as ope...

Matt Sansam
Head of Delivery, Innovate UK

Matt Sansam joined Innovate UK in 2010, where he is currently Head of Delivery for ‘Audience of the Future’, a £39m Industrial Strategy Challenge fund. Matt manages relationships with government departments, business, and academic communities, as well as scoping, planning, d...

Liz Rosenthal
Curator, executive producer

Curator, executive producer and pioneer of immersive and interactive creative media. Liz is Curator of Venice Biennale’s International Film Festival's Official Selection and Competition programme Venice Immersive, Executive Producer of immersive content accelerator programme...

Katherine Gilroy
Diversity Lead, Seedrs

I help businesses raising £1m+ from the crowd: turning customers, fans and followers into your biggest advocates. As Seedrs' Diversity Lead it's important to me that we fund as many founders from diverse backgrounds, building businesses for diverse communities, from investors f...

Francesca Sanderson
Arts Impact Fund

Alongside heading up the Arts, Culture and Creativity team, Fran also has primary responsibility for the Arts Impact Fund. Fran managed an ethical equities fund at JPMorgan for eight years following an MA in Philosophy and Maths and periodic work in charity administration and fu...

Fabio La Franca
Founder CEO, Blueverse Ventures

Fabio La Franca is the Founder CEO of Blueverse Ventures, a UK based advisor and early stage venture investor dedicated to the metaverse and web3.0. Previously, Fabio was an Investment Director at a venture capital fund specialised in Sport, Entertainment and Knowledge and the em...

Dave Haynes
Partner, FOV Ventures

Based in UK, Dave Haynes is partner at FOV Ventures, backing founders building the Metaverse. Dave previously led HTC’s $100m Vive X fund in EMEA and was part of the investment team at Seedcamp (Fund III). Metaverse-related portfolio and angel investments include Wave, LIV, Rea...

Dan Gillians

Currently open to opportunities in the Innovation field with a preference of moving into the renewable/low carbon sector. An agile thinking and creative engineer, people leader and project manager. Lead the effort within RR Defence Capability Team to identify critical gaps ...

Nadia Danhash
Director, InnovationRCA and AngelClubRCA

Nadia is an investor and business developer who has spent over ten years at the RCA developing enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and supporting graduate entrepreneurs. After a twenty-year commercial career in the biotechnology sector, Nadia has a cross sectoral focus on...