Helene Panzarino

Helene Panzarino

Originally a Commercial Banker with one of the largest global banks, Helene is a highly experienced Investment Readiness Consultant and Entrepreneur, who successfully created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for the UK Fintech trade body, Innovate Finance, an Alternative Finance Investment Readiness Programme aimed at connecting SMEs to the right finance provider, and a Fintech and Financial Services consultancy programme to educate and connect large FS providers with early stage Fintech businesses.
Helene has assisted thousands of high-growth SMEs in their fund-raising efforts, in her advisory work, for a Big 5 accountancy practice, and for a number of EU programmes. She has an extensive network and active relationships with Fintechs, accelerators, traditional and alternative debt/equity finance providers, political, regulatory, and board level industry figures.
The sole author of Business Funding for Dummies (Wiley) 2016, and contributor to The Entrepreneurs’ Network Roundtable on Female Founders Raising Post-Seed Finance, Boost Roundtable on ‘Man vs Machine’ for SME finance and a Parliamentary Task Force on Women and Finance.
A regular judge, speaker and moderator for SWIFT Innotribe, The Alt Fi Finance Awards, Nextmoney. A member of Femtech Global Fintech Network, Wharton Fintech (Penn alum), New Finance, and on the Steering Group of the TLA Fintech Working Group.