The Fight for Fairer Funding
On 9 October 2020, our Founder, David B Horne gave a 13-minute talk at TEDxPCL in London. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the live audience was limited to the other speakers plus a very select few dignitaries, and on that day all of the speakers were streamed over the internet to an audience of several thousand. To the best of our knowledge, TEDxPCL was one of very few TEDx events that actually took place live during the pandemic.
We are delighted to bring you the official version of the talk which was been approved and distributed by TEDx Talks.
Entitled “The Fight for Fairer Funding” David takes you on a journey back to his childhood when, thanks to his Mum, he learned about equality from a very young age. We then move quickly to the present day, and David tells you of his journey of discovery. It started at an event in the spring of 2019, when David had spoken at an event about fundraising for small businesses.
After his talk, a woman asked him why so little funding went to female entrepreneurs. David didn’t know the answer and promised that he would find out. He did, and he was shocked. This talk tells you the full story, and what we’re doing about it today.
David’s passion and commitment to his mission is what drew me to him in the first place, and here it is on full display. His TEDx talk is eye-opening, critically important, and expertly delivered.
A gripping story that combines comedy and the harsh truths of funding inequality. David has a natural stage presence that accentuates the severity that minority entrepreneurs face. His suggestions are gold and this talk will inspire millions to take action.
Thibau (T) Grumett
In other news
To continue spreading awareness of the uneven playing field that female and under-represented entrepreneurs of every gender face when raising capital, we make use of all resources available. This includes podcast and video interviews.
Funding Focus gets invited to speak at events. We use these opportunities to explore the challenges faced by female and under-represented entrepreneurs of every gender when it comes to raising capital.
In Add Then Multiply, author David Horne shares with you the skills, experience and knowledge he has gained in an international business career spanning more than 30 years. Along with many other practical stories, he gives you the inside story of Huveaux plc, where he worked with the Founder to achieve 25x growth in revenue and 11x growth in profit in just three years.
Funding Focus Founder and award-winning author David B Horne is currently working on his second book, which has the working title Funded Female Founders and will be published in Spring 2022. Watch this space for more information.