Introducing our guests: Kieran Garvey (Cambridge University)

Foto Kieran GarveyThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Since Bryan Zhang cannot participate in the Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 due to health problems, his colleague, Kieran Garvey, will talk about “Alterative Financing of Music” in Joseph Haydn-Hall from 11:45-12:30 on October 1.

Kieran Garvey is the Policy Programmes Manager and Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, helping to coordinate and deliver the Centre’s world class, alternative finance benchmarking reports. He is also involved in developing the Centre’s policy development networks, seeking to balance the promotion of financial innovation in the industry, while also ensuring investor interests are safeguarded.

Previously, Kieran was the Head of Partnership at Crowdcube, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, where he helped establish their presence in London and Northern England. He was also responsible for sourcing and securing 40 companies that went on to raise over €20 million. His role focussed on building strategic partnerships with a wide array of organisations, supporting all manner of entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors and stages.

Prior to this, Kieran was a Parliamentary Crowdfunding Advisor helping to establish the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Crowdfunding and Non-Bank Finance. He also ran the day-to-day operations of the UK Crowdfunding Association, representing all crowdfunding models to promote the sector as a valuable and viable means to raise funds to the public, press and policymakers. Before this, he established a microfinance venture in Vietnam, inspired by Kiva.


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September 2015



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