Manish Karani is Investment Manager at Bran Investments and leads the investment offering for their seed and early stage ventures, as well as working with co-investors to create new investment offerings. Manish has over 10 years’ experience working with major banks as well as investing high net worth individual’s funds across Europe, Asia and the Middle East and advising family offices on structuring new investment opportunities. Manish will be joining Ashley Cooper of Catalyst Growth Partners and Dr Melanie Goward of Maven Capital Partners.
Bethan Bannister, Growth Finance Services Delivery Manager in Wales, commented, ‘The ethos behind Bran Investments is a desire to want to give dynamic business owners a chance to succeed by providing the financial backing they need to grow. Our G service is invaluable for businesses who wish to pitch to an organisation such as Bran, as it ensures they are fully equipped, professionally prepared and thoroughly organised to enable them to successfully present their proposal and make an exciting first impression. Furthermore, the attraction of G’s service means we are able to present ambitious Welsh businesses to the wider UK investor market.’
The Ready.Fund.Grow. Event aimed at dynamic business owners, looking to raise external finance to grow their business, is the second staged event in Cardiff, following a successful launch last year, and is part of the G service from Grant Thornton, working to support vibrant businesses who have vigorous growth ambitions. It will be an informal evening, encouraging guests to interact with funders and network with other like-minded business leaders and there is the opportunity for attendees to book a one-to-one funding clinic with G’s Growth Finance Service Manager, Bethan Bannister.