Category Archives: CFO Dinner

Update on the market

Dinner and roundtable discussion for 30 CFOs of high-growth technology companies. The guest speaker was Ian Stewart, Chief Economist at Deloitte.

Routes to growth

Discussion was chaired by Alex Macpherson, Chairman of Octopus Ventures. Alex co-founded Katalyst Ventures in 2000 & was CEO for 7 years, creating the private angel network which became Octopus Venture Partners.

Is listing an exit?

Discussion was chaired by Ken Ford, Director of BrainJuicer plc, Scientific Digital Imaging plc & Nakama Group plc.  Experts at the table were Mark Russon, Business Development Manager – UK Markets, London Stock Exchange; and Arild Eide, Director at Hybridan LLP.

Preparing your business for exit

Co-founder and Partner at Highland Europe, Laurence Garrett is a highly experienced investor whose track record includes CSR plc (IPO on LSE), Trigenix (sold to Qualcomm), STNC (sold to Microsoft) & Select Software (IPO on NASDAQ).

Beyond venture capital

Discussion with experts Tom Wrenn, Partner heading up the TMT team at ECI Capital Partners; Chris Hodges, Investment Director at BGF and Jason Smithers, Area Commercial Director for HSBC.