Gobal Partner

Pictet

Pictet

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, the Pictet Group is today one of Europe’s largest privately held banks and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 528 billion in assets under management and custody. Pictet has 4,300 employees with a global presence of 27 offices. Pictet has been our partner for the last 8 years and we have together organised +30 events in 4 different tracks and 6 Tech Tour Growth Summits.

Silver Partner

Orrick

Orrick

Orrick is a tech-focused, full-service law firm passionate about entrepreneurship and guiding the success of early ventures. We provide advice on tactical approaches to companies and investors, from incubation to strategic exit and future growth opportunities. Leveraging our global resources, as well as deep-rooted relationships in Silicon Valley, we provide critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Our global footprint enables us to scale with our local emerging technology clients and offer seamless service as they grow and expand. We put our network to work for our clients - wherever they are in the world. Our lawyers work intimately with over 2,700 technology company clients and over 100 venture capital firms. Over the past 12 months, Orrick has helped raise over $14.6 billion in venture capital financings globally through over 860 transactions in 35 countries.

 

Bronze Partners

Gillamor Stephens

Gillamor Stephens

Gillamor Stephens is a leading Executive Search company serving the European Technology and Digital markets. We have genuine global capability through our executive search alliance - Access Search Partners - with operations in the US and across Asia. Gillamor Stephens has supported the European Venture Capital and Private Equity markets for fifteen years, building the executive and non-executive management teams for over 350 early and mid-stage technology companies.

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank provides unique and flexible financial solutions to some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the world. Our deep understanding of dynamic industries, their business models and their inherent volatility gives us the ability to offer you innovative global commercial banking and asset management solutions. With a proven commitment to the technology, cleantech, life science, venture capital and premium wine markets that we serve, Silicon Valley Bank is uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurial companies, of all sizes and at all stages, succeed.

Silverpeak

Silverpeak

Silverpeak provides independent advice on M&A and financing transactions to outstanding growth technology companies. Our team has 150 years combined experience and over 200 completed deals in technology investment banking with deep domain expertise in Enterprise Software & SaaS, FinTech, Enabling Technologies, Business Services, Internet & Digital Media, Healthtech and Mobility. Our network of relationships and reach is truly global, serving clients across Europe and beyond: the vast majority of our deals involve counterparties from the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to our multi-national team, Silverpeak is a member of Globalscope, the international M&A advisor network, with people on the ground in over 45 countries across every continent.

 

Host Partners

ELITE

ELITE

ELITE is the London Stock Exchange Group’s international business support and capital raising programme for ambitious companies. ELITE is an ecosystem designed to help high-potential companies scale up, professionalise, structure for future growth and become more competitive. Since launching in 2012, ELITE has become a global community of over 1100 high quality private companies that spans 42 countries and represents over €84 billion in aggregate revenue. The ELITE funding platform is an integral part of our programme, bridging the gap between private companies and capital markets. Our funding platform supports private placements by streamlining the capital raising process for businesses on ELITE, connecting them directly to professional investors.

Microsoft Reactor London

Microsoft Reactor London

Microsoft Reactors are neighborhood campuses where developer and startup communities meet, learn and connect. Combining training on the latest technology, community meetups, and event with leaders in the industry, Reactors create an exclusive community for interaction and inspiration. In the heart of London's tech zone, the London Reactor is a hub of all things developer and startup. The best in technical events, community networking, and collaboration can be found here.

 

Industry Support Partner

 

CogX

CogX

CogX will bring together the brightest minds in the world to provide clarity and tangible insights on the fast-evolving world of emerging technologies. Headline speaker line-up includes international Government Secretaries of State, Ministers and business leaders from HSBC, Accenture, IBM, Alibaba, Google, Unilever, QuantumBlack and more. CogX will convene 500 speakers, 300 of the most innovative start-ups, and over 15,000 participants from business, investment, government, industry and academia. The festival is being held in King’s Cross, with events taking place at a range of innovative, specially-designed stage venues around Granary Square and the new Coal Drops Yard. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joins a stellar global speaker line-up at the CogX 2019 Festival, part of London Tech Week. We’d love for you to join us at CogX #CogX19

 

 

In association with

 

Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade

DIT's aim is to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. As an international economic department, DIT is responsible for: • bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed • delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU • promoting British trade and investment across the world • building the global appetite for British goods and services The Growth Capital team at DIT supports international investors by connecting them with exciting UK start-up companies, venture capital funds and the wider UK innovation ecosystem. Through the GREAT Investors Programme, Growth Capital team also manages relationships with individual investors and family offices to support large and growth capital investments and philanthropy, as well as exports and FDI.