ihorizon US Expansion Panel

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Techspace Shoreditch

25 Luke Street



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We invite you to join us for the 2nd ihorizon U.S. Expansion Panel.

This is the second year the panel will be meeting and advising startups on best practices, what startups need to do to set up overseas, discussing current trends and events, setting out key takeaways and sharing their experiences. Last year's event was a great success and since then we've been eagerly wanting to do another, so we thought, why not make it annual!

Made of the industry's finest experts in law, finance, tax, immigration and experiential and commercial expertise, the evening will cover the key touchpoints and infrastructures startups need to be aware of for expanding overseas. Topics will include tax, funding, visas, legal, banking, government support and experiential advice.

This year we will be holding the panel with our friends and neighbours, Techspace. An awesome co-working space specialising in supporting growth, from soloists taking the leap into the startup world of co-working, to teams needing a private office or large scaling tech companies needing a custom enterprise floor.

You are also encouraged to come armed with questions, these can general queries about US expansion or more specific to your company/situation. You can see this 10 step guide to US expansion to see if there are any area you would like to know more about.


Daniel Glazer

Daniel Glazer leads the US Expansion practice at the Silicon Valley-headquartered law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (link). He divides his time between London and NYC, assisting technology-driven UK companies with US expansion, fundraising, and strategic partnership transactions.

Dan is a Tech City UK Fellow and worked with Tech City UK to develop a comprehensive US expansion and fundraising online resource for UK tech companies (link).

The American Lawyer has honored Dan as its “Transatlantic Innovator of the Year” and UK Tech News named him one of the London tech community’s top "International Connectors.” He can be reached at

Elizabeth Jamae

Elizabeth Jamae is a U.S. immigration lawyer and partner at D’Alessio Law Group. She specializes in corporate immigration law for startups and corporations and counsels companies in obtaining both immigrant and non-immigrant visas for founders and essential foreign employees. Elizabeth spends a majority of her time in Europe and Asia speaking and mentoring companies expanding to the US.

Pete Smith

Pete is an entrepreneur and co-founder of both Songkick and Silicon Milkroundabout. With his experience with Songkick; the largest concert discovery service in the world, and various other ventures, he has a wealth of knowledge in the business side of US Expansion and can add an experiential element to the evening.

Pratik Sampat

Pratik will be adding his expertise in all things tax & finance related in US expansion. Pratik founded ihorizon in 2008 with 15+ years experience in finance and accounting. ihorizon now have over 8 years experience in helping entrepreneurs and startups in the tech industry grow, establishing themselves as a key leader in tech-startup accounting.


18:00 - Arrivals, meet and greet

18:30 - Intros

18:45 - Talk begins

20:00 - Q&A

20:45 - Finish


A truly brilliant event with a some of the brightest minds offering passionate, practical advice to help ambitious startups to grow. If only every event was as valuable” – Adam Levene, Founder @

Super useful information from a very high-quality panel. Informal, no bullshit and no ego. Probably one of the best tech events I’ve been to in a while!” – Alistair Sheperd, Founder @ Saberr

My key takeaway was the point made by nearly everyone, that you have to have such confidence in the strength of your domestic UK business if you are to give the US the time and attention it needs to succeed.

“Amazing to see the diversity of ihorizon’s network and know that they can call on specialists as we progress to the next stage of development of the business.” – Nick Verkroost, COO @ Seenit

“One of the most valuable and informative panels I’ve been to all year – the perfect range of expertise, from immigration to tax law, and truly actionable takeaways for companies like ours which are looking to set up a US operation soon.” – Ivan Mazour, Founder @ Ometria

“What made the evening so valuable for me – and hopefully for the attendees as well – was the quality of the questions asked of the panel. The speakers and audience were actively engaged in dialogue throughout, which resulted in identifying specific, practical action items for startups looking to make their US expansion and funding plans a reality.” – Daniel Glazer, Partner @ WSGR

Tickets are limited so please state your company, position and what you would like to gain from the evening. As this is a free event, bookings deemed to be bots or 'no shows' will be cancelled.

Hope to see you there!

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