Fast-track fundraising: accessing unsecured funding and top Chinese business skills

Exclusive opportunities for new companies to fast-track their £200,000 – £600,000 fundraising via UK government-approved Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme


Time:       8 March | 2:00-5:00pm

Venue:     Cocoon Global, 4 Christopher St, London, EC2A 2BS

Event registration

“As a result of using the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme, we’ve successfully funded to date over £6M worth of investment into North West SMEs.” Ian Dixon, The Growth Company (Manchester)

“Our pipeline is growing very considerably. The number of qualified prospects has shot up sixfold compared with what we had before the Tier 1 Entrepreneur funding!” Brian Donnelly, CEO and Founder, Synapse Information

“Because of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur funding, we are now able to accept more orders. We managed a 100% increase compared with last year, the biggest sales in the company’s history!” Mohamed Hanslod, CEO, Bri-Tek Technologies

In spite of the challenges brought about by Brexit, Ying De Group managed to sustain its growth last year, an achievement that was recognised by the Department for International Trade when we were named Runner-Up in the Greater China Awards 2019 (Business Award).

According to our internal research, we anticipate that, in 2019, our investors would contribute a combined investment value of £40 million via the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme.  With this positive outlook, we will be hosting our first free event this year which takes place in London.  It is targeted at our brokers and their new client companies, i.e. companies that are new to the Ying De platform. Representatives from the Department for International Trade and The Growth Company (Manchester) have also been invited to deliver talks at the event.
(We also welcome new brokers and their companies.)

Most crucially, in order to help expedite their fundraising, we will assign those new client companies who attend the event with a “Level-A” priority funding status, so that they can jump the queue and enjoy a fast-track introduction to our investors.  This in turn will enable our brokers to achieve more quickly their annual targets with us as well.  We have also invited companies who had successfully raised funds via the scheme and their investors to share their valuable experience.

Brokers: why attend?

  • Fast-tracking your client companies’ fundraising
  • Enabling you to reach your targets with us more quickly
  • Networking and the opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences of using the scheme with your peers
  • Free of charge


Companies: why attend?

  • Free upgrade for companies to “Level-A” priority funding status, i.e. enjoy a fast-track introduction to our investors for £200,000 – £600,000 funding
  • Learn directly from our experts about the scheme and its benefits, process, case studies
  • Hear updates on the latest developments in the UK visa policies
  • Free publicity in China via the event video
  • Free of charge

Criteria for companies attending

The companies must satisfy the below requirements:

  • New to the Ying De platform
  • UK-based
  • Minimum of three-year trading history with statutory accounts
  • Currently profitable or can demonstrate that it is on track to achieving this

All sectors are welcome, in particular IT and Education and training.


2:00-2:30pm >Registration & refreshment

2:30-2:40pm >Welcome speech

Ying De; Cocoon Global 

2:40-3:20pm >Speech from Guest Speakers

Jim Pickles, Department for International Trade

Ian Dixon, The Growth Company (Manchester)

Jules Ratcliffe, C4DR

Vinod Tailor DL, Athena Capital

3:20-3:35pm >Accessing unsecured funding & top Chinese talents via Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme
Ying De

3:35-3:50pm >Presentation

Cocoon Global

3:50-4:05pm >Case study: experience sharing of the funding journey

Successfully funded companies and investors

4:05-4:10pm >Signing ceremonies

  • Cooperation agreement signing between Ying De and Cocoon Global for Tier 1 Entrepreneur investment fund
  • Investment agreement signing between companies and investors

4:10-5:00pm >Networking

Event registration

Due to limited places, we regret that we would only be able to allocate the reservations on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please note: Photographs and videos will be taken at our events for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials, please inform a member of the Ying De team at the start of the event.

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