Jess Daggers


Jess brings her expertise in measurement and research to charity, social enterprise and university clients. With a Masters of Research and a PhD in political sociology, which examined the social investment market in the UK, she has a keen interest in taking fuzzy, sprawling topics and turning them into insightful, readable analysis. Jess has completed multiple research projects for clients from the University of Oxford and UN Social Impact Finance to Pecan, a small charity in Peckham. She also supports organisations in developing theories of change and building impact measurement frameworks. Jess has a keen interest in the growth of impact investing and the global obsession with impact measurement, and writes and tweets on the topic. She is an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Kat Davis


Kat is co-founder of Flip Finance, and an independent consultant and facilitator on projects focused on systems change and prototyping in response to complex social and environmental challenges; bringing over a decade of understanding to this work. Her diverse experience bridges sectors and specialisms across the impact space – she has been a social entrepreneur, managed incubator/accelerator programmes and headed up organisations. Kat’s commitment to economic systems change has been strengthened through her Masters in Regenerative Economics at Schumacher College (in progress), her active participation in the Presencing Institute (Theory U) network and as a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab. She originally trained as an architect and urban planner, focusing on community co-design throughout her time as a built environment professional.

David Floyd


David is the co-founder and Managing Director of Social Spider CIC, where he supports, researches and writes about social enterprise development, social innovation and social investment. He was co-author of Social Investment Explained, a guide to social investment for charities and social enterprise published as part of Big Lottery Fund’s Big Potential investment readiness programme, and has carried out research on social investment for the Ministry of Justice, RBS and the Centre for Public Impact at Boston Consulting Group. David was project manager for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation-funded Alternative Commission on Social Investment and is a founding member of Flip Finance.

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Matt Fountain


Matt is the founder and Managing Director of the Freedom Bakery CIC, a Glasgow-based social enterprise with a training facility in HMP Low Moss that trains people in custody in artisan baking and enhances their employability. In order to set up his business, he raised investment via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) and has written a guide - in conjunction with Flip Finance and Big Society Capital - that aims to help other social enterprises and charities understand how they can secure finance through SITR. In 2016 Matt won Alumnus of the Year from the University of Glasgow for his work in social enterprise.

Dan Gregory


Dan has been lucky enough to gather a considerable range of experience of funding and financing mutual and social enterprises, through developing policy at the highest level and delivering in practice at the grassroots. He has worked for the Treasury, Futurebuilders, the Cabinet Office, Local Partnerships and Social Enterprise UK. He has also worked in France and Germany, and in Brussels on Corporate Social Responsibility. He founded the world's first 'pop-up think tank' - POPse! He now works as an independent advisor under the banner of Common Capital and is a founding member of Flip Finance.