Tech Mission London 2010

2010-06-15 13:00
2010-06-15 19:00



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2. To pitch, get in touch with us immediately.

3. This event including pitches are filmed and may be made available online. If this is a problem do get in touch.

Techcelerate is a thriving community of tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors, deal makers and service providers, all united to create and grow technology companies rapidly, with access to knowledge, capital and markets, and help create a technology led growth economy

Tech Mission London 2010 (#TML10) provides a dynamic environment for Northern Tech community (tech entrepreneurs, investors, deal makers and service providers) to engage with their counterparts from London. Key objectives of this mission are to build new relationships and partnerships with access to markets, share knowledge and best practices, and explore investment opportunities.

Tech Mission London is arranged as a workshop and a pitching event to showcase early stage high growth technology businesses, as well as to share knowledge and explore partnerships.

Likely split of workshops (break-out sessions) would be SaaS/Enterprise, Consumer Internet/ecommerce and Other.

Up to eight companies will pitch to a panel of investors in the evening. Each company is given 5 minutes to deliver a razor-sharp pitch and the investors have 10 mins to evaluate the opportunity for follow up during networking and beyond.
Get in touch immediately if you wish to pitch

Plenty of networking opportunities are provided for the audience to interact with technology companies, during this event.

Keynote Speakers

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Alastair Mitchell - "Go big or go home" - Co-Founder & CEO

During early years, Alistair helped to build the first online market place for the global food commodities market, which provided marketing, auction and logistics capabilities to companies across Europe, Africa & the Far East. Alastair then moved to dunnhumby, where he led the growth of its web-based marketing intelligence product to £20m in three years. Alastair joined dunnhumby’s Strategic Management Board in 2005 to head up the group’s Shopping Experience practice, a $60m+ business globally. Huddle recently raised $10.2m Series B finance round, taking the overall venture capital investment in the company to $14.2 million

Investment Panel

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Nic Brisbourne - DFJ Esprit - $6bn capital under management

Nic has been in venture capital since 2000. In that time he has worked in London, Europe and Silicon Valley. His main areas of focus have been software and media. Prior to DFJ Esprit he was with Reuters Venture Capital. Nic's investment experience includes (sold to AOL for $125m) and UltraDNS (acquired by Neustar - NYSE NSR). He currently manages DFJ Esprit's investments in Zeus, WAYN and Tribold. Prior to joining Reuters Nic worked for Operis, a software and services start-up, and Cap Gemini. Nic also authors a blog commenting on the European technology and venture capital markets.

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Martin Mignot - Index Ventures

Martin joined the London office as an analyst in the technology team in 2010. Previously, Martin was an analyst at UBS in London, where he was part of a team advising a range of large cap media and telecoms clients, including ITV, Vodafone and Zain, as well as numerous private equity funds. Index has invested in over 100 start-up companies across Europe and the US.

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Sean Seton-Rogers - PROfounders Capital

Sean is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Most recently, Sean was with Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe), where he worked closely with companies such as Bebo, MoveMe, TouchLocal and BetNow.

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Eileen Burbidge - White Bear Yard & Ambient Sound Investments

White Bear Yard's investment team has been personally involved in the largest European technology exits of the past decade, including the biggest exits of the year for 4 of the past 10 years ( acquired by QXL, Skype purchased by Ebay, acquired by CBS and QXL Tradus acquired by Naspers) and genuinely believe in the opportunity to work with the founding teams of the next.

Investors (in addition to Panelists)

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Joe Neale - m8 Capital

m8 Capital invests exclusively in mobile technology. That’s all we do. Mobile technology is changing everything we do. Mobile technology is enabling services, products and information to be more pervasive, more relevant, and more convenient. m8 Capital looks to support entrepreneurs and their companies, that are positioning themselves to be at the forefront of all things mobile.

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Jon Bradford - Difference Engine

The Difference Engine is a full time 16 week acceleration programme which combines investment capital of £20,000 (for 8% of the business) with mentoring, support and office accommodation with various other services provided by partners.

Mentors (more to add)

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Tim Barker, VP EMEA Marketing

I head up EMEA Product Marketing at Previously, I was a co-founder of Koral Inc. which was acquired by in March 2007. Specializes in Product Marketing strategy, execution and innovation; and Product Management & Leading tech teams to build great products.


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VisiDeck - Architectural Visualisation

VisiDeck provides a cutting-edge, real-time 3D visualisation platform, tailored to the needs of the architecture profession. Early real-time simulation of construction projects, gives customers a competitive advantage by rapidly verifying designs, testing alternatives and preventing costly mistakes. In subsequent stages our high-quality presentations allow customers to outshine competitors, and win new business. – Leverage Your Network - Personal CRM with Visualisation

HandyElephant allows you to have all your contacts in a safe place online – almost effortless. No lost business cards, no looking up details in different places. You can search for everyone you know and remember instantly where you have met them and what they are into – without being restricted to who is using HandyElephant.

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Makeurmove - Online letting agency

makeurmove are changing the way property is sold and rented in the UK. Our site provides property owners with the ability to sell or rent their property at a fraction of the cost of a traditional estate agent and our network of property portal partners maximises online exposure ensuring the quickest possible result.


360˚People - education

360˚Peoples key aim is to support young people, organizations and communities by establishing a structure for promoting individual responsibility & accomplishment for all young people. Within this model will be links to support for young people to utilize their 360˚People profile to populate UCAS Personal statements, IB Learner Profiles, college and employment applications etc; ultimately encouraging young people to take ownership for who they are and what they want to be.


Decibel - music

Decibel is the engine behind the next generation of digital music services. Using the most sophisticated and comprehensive repository of factual music data ever built to connect every album, track and artist ever recorded, Decibel’s rich information arms the music business and their consumers to search for, discover, categorise and buy more music, more quickly and more simply than ever before. Decibel: Powering the next generation of digital music

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Tech Mission 2009

TML09 keynote was delivered by Michael Birch of Bebo and now Pro Founders Fund. Investors included in addition to Michael, Balderton Capital, Wellington Partners, Dawn Capital, Hotspur Capital Partners, Steve Livingston. Companies sought from £50k to £2m included Slicethepie, Data Novata, Distinct ID, Bit Coin, Siondo, The Wedding Vine, Competitive Urge and 15 Second TV.


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