Category Archives: Uncategorized

Mark Treherne, Chief Executive – Avilex Pharma

Mark has 25+ years’ experience in the discovery of novel treatments for diseases of the nervous system. Following an early career at Pfizer, he founded Cambridge Drug Discovery and served as CEO, growing the company to exit to BioFocus for £28m. Over the past 15 years, Mark has helped to raise over £150m for various early-stage biotechnology companies and has served on the boards of 16 private and public companies.

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

Dinner with roundtable discussion chaired by Richard Gibson, an investor, director and adviser to growth businesses. Richard was Executive Chairman of SwiftKey, working with the founders, executive team, board and shareholders on this year’s acquisition by Microsoft. Experts at the table will include serial entrepreneur Stan Boland.

Major Innovations in Healthcare

Discussion over dinner, chaired by Darrin Disley (CEO of Horizon Discovery Group plc) with expert witnesses Jonathan Milner (Co-founder & Deputy Chairman of Abcam & Co-founder of The Milner Therapeutics Institute), Richard Mason (Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London) and Vishal Gulati (Partner at Draper Esprit).

Chairman Dinner

Bailey Fisher’s series of Chairman Dinner events continues with dinner & discussion chaired by Simon Calver, Head of Business Growth Fund’s £200m venture fund for earlier stage UK technology companies.

Dinner & discussion

Dinner & discussion for 24 Chairmen in the technology sector.

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

Understanding your customers

Drinks & networking event for 70 – 80 female business leaders in technology. Our guest speaker is Edwina Dunn, Co-founder of dunnhumby, creator of the Tesco Clubcard. Edwina led the growth of dunnhumby over 12 years from a team of 2 to 1500 employees reaching 350m customers in 25 countries.

CEO Networking Drinks

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