Gobal Partner

Pictet

Pictet

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Europe’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 505 billion (EUR 429 billion) in assets under management and custody at March 2018. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by seven partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Munich, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Silver Partner

Orrick

Orrick

With more than 1,800 technology clients, Orrick is a leading global law firm renowned for its experience as a specialist adviser to high-growth technology companies and lead investors in the industry. We regularly advise industry leaders, from incubation through their strategic exit and other growth opportunities. We are able to offer diverse resources, including expert knowledge accrued from years of intimate work with founders, deep-rooted relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms. With 25 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and an affiliated office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 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.

 

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 is an investment bank providing advice on M&A and financing transactions to clients in the technology sector. We provide a superior service thanks to our exclusive sector focus, wealth of relationships and execution experience. Silverpeak advises growth and innovative companies, financial sponsors (typically private equity and venture growth funds), and corporates seeking to grow via investment/acquisitions or to manage their activities through divestitures. The firm is the result of Cobalt Corporate Finance, Go4Venture Advisers and Centerboard Partners joining forces. This creates a larger advisory team with extended transaction credentials, and the same utter client dedication and execution excellence.

 

Host Partner

Microsoft ScaleUp

Microsoft ScaleUp

Microsoft for Startups has been supporting entrepreneurs and startups since 2011. The London programme supports startups at all phases of their growth through an in-depth 1:1 bespoke programme built to support each participating company. We specialise in B2B and B2B2C businesses and are industry agnostic. Statistics show that companies that have been through our programme have a 69% chance of continuing to have a thriving business 3 years after taking part. Microsoft for Startups provides unprecedented co-selling access to top Microsoft partners and customers, powerful business connections, and technical knowledge. After participation, companies continue to benefit by joining the strong global Microsoft Partner Network and our Accelerator alumni network. The London programme specialises in helping high growth companies understand and sell with Microsoft via our global Co-sell Programme.

 

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.