Join us at IDEALondon for an evening exploring the world’s biggest tech market, the USA. Hosted by Capital Enterprise and Pitch LDN the evening will feature top insight fuelled by drinks and snacks from our friends at IDEALondon.
Discover the market opportunities, how to build your business and hear how to target US VCs to secure investment. UKTI’s staff from London and New York will provide a pan-US perspective. Plus we'll hear the warts'n'all Entrepreneurs' perspective.
Find out more about Pitch NYC and new for 2016, Pitch LDN (taking place on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, during London Tech Week) an event series to help fast-growing UK tech firms pitch New York’s top investors, with an intensive bootcamp and support programme.
Luke Smith, Founder & Commercial Director - Croud (dialling in)
Frank Kelcz, Venture Capitalist & Strategist - Collider, DN Capital, Excelerance
(Refreshments will be available)
16.00 Arrival & drinks
16.40 Welcome, Sam Michel - Chinwag
16.50 Welcome & Introduction, John Spindler, Capital Enterprise
17.00 PANEL SESSION 1
(moderated by Sam Michel, Chinwag)
Inside US VC - what’s getting funded and why?
A panel focusing on the latest trends and deals from the US for UK firms, some of the issues to cover would include:
The UK perspective on US investors
How UK investors work with US investors to fund growth
What US investors look for from UK (and overseas) firms
What, if any, advantage UK firms can trumpet
Tips on how best to approach the US investment landscape
Which stages are most attractive to US investors?
Funding trends: what tech sectors are emerging, steady, declining?
18.00 Success in the US: An Entrepreneur’s View
This session gives an informal view on what it's like to raise money and plan for US growth, with first hand experiences.
18.20 Networking Drinks - 2 minute walk to The Flying Horse
Address: 52 Wilson Street
Pitch LDN, sponsored by Fried Frank, takes place on Wednesday 22 June at the new Huckletree venue in Finsbury Square, and provides a platform for later-stage tech firms to pitch to an audience of VCs in London.
Applications are welcome from UK and EU companies who have already raised their seed rounds, and are looking for their next round of funding.
In it’s second year, Pitch NYC, taking place on Wednesday 28 September at Thomson Reuters in Times Square, connects top UK tech firms with the leading investors in New York, and is sponsored by Fried Frank and organised by Chinwag.
Applications are welcome from innovative tech firms who have already raised their Series A, and are looking for their next round of funding.
Chinwag helps top tech firms go global through trade missions, events and workshops working independently and with national and regional government agencies in the UK and beyond.
Digital Mission - a series of trade missions to the US and China covering Fintech, Adtech and other sectors
Chinwag's consultancy services includes event, marketing and growth consultancy. Recent projects include the ODI Summit. Previous work includes PsychMatters and the UK's first Facebook Marketing conference.
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