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Lunch & Learn: A Masterclass with Banking Pioneer and 86 400 Chairman Anthony Thomson

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After co-founding two disruptive banks in the UK — Metro Bank, the UK’s first new bank in 150 years and Atom Bank, the UK’s first bank for mobile, Anthony Thomson is now bringing his experience to bear in the Australian market as Chairman of 86 400

Over the course of his career, Anthony has raised in excess of $1billion in capital and spoken at events in twenty different countries across five continents. The same two questions he is consistently asked include: “How do I start/grow my business?”, which is always followed by “how can I fund my idea?”. 

Anthony has interviewed over 50 successful entrepreneurs as well as a number of key serial investors to find out what it takes to start and grow a business in today's economy. 

Shedding light on a somewhat well-trodden path, Anthony will discuss what makes investors invest in some businesses and not others, what they are looking for in a pitch and easy mistakes founders make that can cause an investor walk away. 

Join Anthony Thomson, one of the UK’s leading serial entrepreneurs and banking pioneers for a chat and discover what it takes to turn your business idea into a reality. 

Key Takeaways

  • Lessons he has learned from over 30 years of experience and after interviewing 50 successful entrepreneurs 
  • The six questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you have what it takes to start and grow a successful business
  • What professional investors are looking for in your business
  • How to source capital

About The Speaker

  • Co-founder and Chairman, 86 400
  • Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise, Newcastle Business School
  • Founder and Chairman, Atom Bank plc
  • Founder and Chairman, Metro Bank plc
  • Co-founder and Chairman, the Financial Services Forum

Anthony Thomson is not your typical banking executive. A marketer by background, Anthony has developed a flair for disrupting traditional banking systems, founding two banks in the UK, Metro Bank, the UK’s first new bank in 150 years and Atom Bank, the UK’s first bank for mobile. Anthony has served as the Goldman Visiting Professor for Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle Business School and Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University. He has also co-authored a book, No small change, why financial services needs better marketing. Now, as chairman of aspiring bank 86 400, Anthony brings his extensive experience in the financial services industry and a hunger to shake up the banking landscape in the Australian market. 

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