Turing Founders: where great ideas meet smart money

In association with
Silicon Valley Bank UK

Turing Fest's founder/investor summit connects early-stage startups directly with the right investors to help you scale

50+ investors

Turing Founders is designed to be intimate: we keep numbers low, and carefully screen all participants to maximise your opportunities

£150m+ raised since 2017

Companies that attended Turing Founders have gone on to raise millions of pounds in new investment to scale their businesses

2,000+ meetings

Since 2017, Turing Founders has facilitated thousands of new connections between founders and investors

A full day of networking and knowledge-sharing with Europe's top tech investors

Turing Founders brings together ambitious early-stage founders, top-flight tech investors and veteran entrepreneurs for an in-depth exploration of how to scale incredible businesses — and a full day of deal-making. 

Turing Founders
1:1 meetings

All participants receive access to the Turing Founders networking platform, enabling them to browse the investors and founders who are in the room and request 15-minute face-to-face meetings 

Insight & inspiration

Throughout the day, we'll host a full programme of keynotes, panels, roundtables and other sessions, featuring veteran founders and investors talking candidly about their journeys

After-hours networking

We'll wrap up a busy day with a private drinks reception, so you can continue the conversation in a more relaxed environment — and forge even more new connections with peers and prospective partners

Get your seat at the table

Capacity is extremely limited, so attendance is by application only. Tickets available from £99 + VAT

What investors are looking for at Turing Founders...

Clear product vision

You should be able to clearly articulate your vision for the product, and your roadmap for the future.

Compelling market opportunity

You might not have achieved product/market fit yet, but you should have a refined view of your market, its potential size — and a plan to exploit it.

Investor readiness

You should be looking to raise investment in the next 12 months, and be proactively preparing your company to take on new investors.

Investors who have previously attended Turing Founders include...