From fundraising to exit: what can we learn from each other?

A dinner with discussion for 20 CEOs in the technology sector.  Discussion will be chaired by Richard Gibson, an investor, director and adviser to growth businesses.  Richard played a leading role in the growth of SwiftKey, firstly as CFO and then as Executive Chairman of SwiftKey, leading the investment rounds and subsequently working with the founders, executive team, board and shareholders on the acquisition by Microsoft earlier this year.

Experts at the table will include serial entrepreneur Stan Boland. Stan co-founded and was CEO of two VC-backed technology companies, Element 14 Inc and Icera Inc, acquired by Broadcom and NVIDIA respectively for an aggregate value of over £1billion.   Previously Stan was CEO of Acorn and a director of ARM. In 2013 he joined Neul as CEO, re-shaping the leadership team and sharpening Neul’s focus onto IoT connectivity and cloud services, before selling the company to Huawei in 2014.  Stan is currently CEO of VC-backed start-up Five AI.

Attendance at this event is by invitation.

Full details are subject to confirmation.

This event is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Mills & Reeve.

 

Our series of Chairman Dinner events continues on 19 October with dinner & discussion chaired by Simon Calver.

Simon is Head of Business Growth Fund’s £200m venture fund for earlier stage UK technology companies, and was formerly Chief Executive of LOVEFiLM.

Attendance at this event is by invitation, for a maximum of 30 Chairmen in the technology sector.

Full details to be confirmed.

This event is sponsored by

Bailey Fisher will be hosting a dinner and discussion for a maximum of 24 entrepreneurs and investors in healthcare and life sciences, focusing on major innovations in healthcare over the coming 12 months.

We are very pleased to announce that discussion will be chaired by Darrin Disley, CEO & President of Horizon Discovery Group plc. Joining us to share their perspectives on the topic will be Jonathan Milner, Co-founder of Abcam and Founder of The Milner Therapeutics Institute, Richard Mason, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation in London and Vishal Gulati, Partner at Draper Esprit.

Attendance at this event is by invitation.

Full details are subject to confirmation.

This event is sponsored by Taylor Wessing and Silicon Valley Bank.

Dinner & discussion for 24 Chairmen in the technology sector.  Attendance at this event is by invitation.

Disucssion over dinner will be chaired by Simon Calver, Head of Business Growth Fund’s £200m venture fund, and former CEO of LOVEFiLM.

If you are interested in finding out more about this or future events, please contact Helen Poole, Marketing Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

This event is sponsored by:

How to grow a fast growth business in fast changing times

Formerly Chief Executive of LOVEFiLM, Simon Calver is heading up Business Growth Fund’s new £200m fund dedicated to earlier stage UK technology companies. BGF is an independent company backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered – with up to £2.5bn to make long-term equity investments in UK growth companies. During his seven year tenure at the helm of LOVEFiLM, Simon grew the company from a series of small start-ups into a multi-million pound enterprise before negotiating the successful sale of the business to Amazon. He went on to become Chief Executive of Mothercare plc, kick-starting the turnaround plan to improve profitability and growth in the UK and accelerating international expansion.

Attendance at this event is by invitation.  If you are a CEO interested in finding out more about this or future events, please contact Joe Graziano or Toby Young, Technology Partners at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

The CEO Dinner is sponsored by Mills & Reeve and Grant Thornton.

Networking drinks for a maximum of 50 CEOs in the technology sector.  The event will also be attended by a number of serial entrepreneurs and investors.

Full details to be confirmed.

Attendance is by invitation. If you are a CEO in the technology sector interested in finding out more about this or future events, please contact Joe Graziano or Toby Young, Technology Partners at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

This event is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Mills & Reeve.

Networking event for 70 – 80 female CEOs, Founders, CXOs, NEDs, VPs and investors in technology.

Our guest speaker is Edwina Dunn, Co-founder of dunnhumby, creator of the Tesco Clubcard, an innovation that transformed Tesco, doubling its market share in little over a year, and changed retailing forever.  Edwina’s desire to drive change and create impact led to the growth of dunnhumby over 12 years from a team of 2 to 1500 employees reaching 350m customers in 25 countries.

Edwina is a Trustee of the Science Museum Foundation and received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Derby in 2012. She is also a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and Chair of Your Life –  a campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. It looks to inspire young people, to study maths and physics as a gateway into wide-ranging careers whilst also triggering employers to recruit and retain this talent.

This event is held in support of Dreams Come True, a UK-based children’s charity which supports children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions by making their treasured dreams come true.  For over 25 years the charity has helped many thousands of children and their families.

Attendance at this event is by invitation at a cost of £25 per head to include drinks and tapas.  If you are interested in finding out more about this or future Women 4 Technology events, please contact Helen Poole, Marketing Partner at Bailey Fisher.

This event is sponsored by Mills & Reeve, Grant Thornton and FieldHouse Associates.

 

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