Goncalo de Vasconcelos: Founder of SyndicateRoom, Investor-led Equity Crowdfunding

Gonçalo is the CEO and co-founder of multi-award winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom and was considered one of the Top 10 most influential people in tech in the UK at the Tyto Tech 500 Power List, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in fintech in Europe. He is a contributor for Forbes, a speaker and panellist at leading industry events on topics including equity crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, fintech, corporate finance, business angel investment and venture capital investment.

Goncalo regularly contributes or is featured in the media including BBC, Forbes, Financial Times and The Sunday Times amongst others. A serial entrepreneur himself, Gonçalo is only too aware of the long path leading to a successful funding round which is why he is so determined to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential.

Gonçalo pioneered the investor-led™ model in the UK, opening up access to exclusive deals that professionals are investing in. SyndicateRoom is an equity investment platform that allows investors to access companies throughout their entire equity journey, from early stage private companies to premium segment listings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. His leadership of SyndicateRoom is driven by his vision for fair and transparent access to investments by all investors – big and small, institutional and private investors.

Gonçalo is an alumnus of Imperial College London (awarded distinction) and has an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where he was awarded awards for academic and professional achievements.

In his spare time Gonçalo cycles long distances, plays tennis and, when in warmer climates, sails with his wife whenever there is half a chance.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

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Goncalo de Vasconcelos  

SyndicateRoom - connecting ambitious investors with the country’s most trailblazing companies. Winner of Best Crowdfunding Platform two years running. 

Forbes - Goncalo's Forbes articles. 

Abcam - a life science e-commerce company which  is a producer and marketer of high quality protein research tools. 

St. John's Innovation Centre - provides a dynamic and supportive incubation environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious innovative firms in the Cambridge region.