Tortoise Partnership Announcement | Seedrs

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with Tortoise, a startup media firm, all through the month of Could to discover how the present COVID-19 pandemic will affect the startup and innovation financial system world wide.

Tortoise is constructing a special kind of newsroom, for slower, wiser information. It’s precisely the form of startup that Seedrs likes to work with; its progressive and contemporary strategy to disrupting an incumbent business is bound to go some strategy to altering shopper behaviours for good.

We agree with Tortoise that now, greater than ever, it’s vital to have calm and clear journalism that individuals can belief. We’re proud to have the ability to assist Tortoise via this partnership, which can see the 2 companies collaborate on a collection of digital ThinkIns – on-line discussions, facilitated through Zoom, between professional panelists, journalists and members of the general public.

Our partnership launched informally final Friday, with our Chairman, Jeff Lynn, showing alongside Brent Hoberman of Founders Discussion board, Test Warner of Ada Ventures and Kathy Gromotka of Downing LLP to debate what extra may be accomplished by Authorities to assist startups all through the COVID-19 pandemic and past. Almost 400 folks participated on this dialogue, which led to some full of life debate and nice concepts.


In Could, Seedrs and Tortoise, together with Founders Discussion board, will probably be exploring Innovation in a Disaster, in search of to grasp what significant affect the present pandemic, and potential financial aftershocks, could have on the startup and innovation economies.

We will probably be partnering with Tortoise over 4 on-line occasions:

Could fifth – 6:30pm (BST)

Disaster innovation: will the pandemic breed game-changing concepts?

That includes Jeff Lynn (Chairman, Seedrs) & Paul Polman (ex-CEO, Unilever & co-founder, Think about)

It’s silly to recommend that C-19 is a relentlessly constructive story for inventors and traders. The threats to small companies are actual and fast. However c​rises pressure change and in flip, adaptation and invention accelerates. Extraordinary conditions give rise to new methods of pondering and main. New buyer behaviours create new alternatives. The place are they? Which sectors will thrive now, and later? And what should entrepreneurs do now to trip out the storm and emerge stronger on the different aspect? 

Register for a ticket right here.

Could 15th – Half Day summit – 8am – 2pm (BST)

The World AI Summit – AI within the age of a pandemic

The World AI summit marks the biennial replace of Tortoise’s ​World AI Index​, a rating of 54 nations based on their preparedness for an AI-driven future. The digital summit brings collectively business leaders, founders and coverage makers from world wide to debate how Covid-19 has shifted AI innovation, spending, studying and analysis throughout private and non-private sectors.

●  AI & fixing the massive points: pandemics, local weather change, and inequality

●  AI & the enterprise reset: a rush to automation

●  AI & belief; privateness vs. security?

●  AI as a nationwide technique: will the race proceed as earlier than?

Register for a ticket right here.

Could 19th – 6:30pm (BST)

On-line retail: what subsequent for the fifth emergency service?

For years, on-line procuring was the good risk to the Excessive Road, and a considerably responsible pleasure for many people. In the course of the disaster, it’s turn out to be a lifeline. As soon as we’re all allowed out once more, will actual bricks-and-mortar outlets have a renaissance? Or will dwelling supply turn out to be the de-facto mode for all retailers, no matter measurement and specialism? The place are the innovation alternatives – in provide chain, logistics, funds and model expertise – to capitalise on this new retail actuality within the medium and long run? 

Ticket particulars coming quickly.

Could 26th – 6:30pm (BST)

Credit score post-COVID: what are the banks for?

The sudden financial shock of C-19 has hit hundreds of thousands of staff – small enterprise house owners and freelancers; arts, tradition and hospitality and far more. The federal government has scrambled to supply safety however households internationally are going through a dramatic disconnect between their anticipated high quality of life and their new stage of revenue – however many are struggling to entry the promised funds. What function does the non-public finance sector must play in serving to folks cope? Is it rising to fulfill its tasks? What does accountable lending appear like now? And if there are alternatives for the sector, what are they? 

Ticket particulars coming quickly.