On Wednesday 9th November, Amber Atherton and Moneybox co-hosted a dinner at Andina for a range of London’s most exciting young entrepreneurs.
The purpose of the event was to bring together some of the main influencers in the London startup scene to discuss how to get Millennials saving and investing. Many of these young entrepreneurs have communities of young people who look up to them as role models and will be working with the team at Moneybox over the next few months to spread the word about the importance of planning for their financial future.
Guests included Sharmadean Reid of WAH nails, Venetia Archer of Ruuby app, Cassandra Stavrou of ProperCorn, Tom Hatton from RefMe, Max Jaderberg from DeepMind and the founders of Raffler. DJ Becky Tong, chef Tess Ward and actress Olivia Grant also attended the event, along with a range of investors and VC funds.
Over the last 18 months, the Moneybox team have been exploring saving and investing habits and found some very consistent themes people want to save but don’t get around to it, and they want to invest but find it too daunting. The result of this is that common goals such as buying a house become more and more out of reach for younger people. Moneybox is trying to address these two issues and, by making it easier than ever to get started, create a whole new generation of investors.
Amber Atherton commented,“It was great to get so many fantastic young entrepreneurs together at the event last night. I’ve been working with the team at Moneybox for the last few months and am so excited about what the team are doing. There’s a huge opportunity for someone to make saving and investing available and accessible to the Millennial audience and I think Moneybox is a really compelling concept.”
Charlie Mortimer, co-founder of Moneybox, added “We all really enjoyed sharing our experiences with entrepreneurs from a range of industries and finding out more about how they engage with their customers. We're incredibly excited about collaborating with these influencers and introducing the Moneybox concept to a wider audience.”