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.