Global Partners

Orrick

Orrick

With more than 1,800 technology clients, Orrick is a leading global law firm renowned for its experience as a specialist adviser to high-growth technology companies and lead investors in the industry. We regularly advise industry leaders, from incubation through their strategic exit and other growth opportunities. We are able to offer diverse resources, including expert knowledge accrued from years of intimate work with founders, deep-rooted relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms. With 25 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and an affiliated office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, our global footprint enables us to scale with our local emerging technology clients and offer seamless service as they grow and expand. We put our network to work for our clients - wherever they are in the world.

Pictet

Pictet

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 492 billion (EUR 430 billion) in assets under management and custody at September 2017. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Silver Partner

Draper Esprit

Draper Esprit

Draper Esprit is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors, helping entrepreneurs to build groundbreaking technology companies. In the last 3 years, Draper Esprit’s exits have generated more than $2.3bn in combined enterprise value. Draper Esprit is the exclusive European member of the Silicon Valley-based DFJ Global Network with 30 offices around the world, $7bn in funds under management, and portfolio companies including Baidu, Box, Skype, Space X, Tesla, and Yammer and other world leading companies.

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank provides unique and flexible financial solutions to some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the world. Our deep understanding of dynamic industries, their business models and their inherent volatility gives us the ability to offer you innovative global commercial banking and asset management solutions. With a proven commitment to the technology, cleantech, life science, venture capital and premium wine markets that we serve, Silicon Valley Bank is uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurial companies, of all sizes and at all stages, succeed.

Bronze Partner

Silverpeak

Silverpeak

Silverpeak is an investment bank providing advice on M&A and financing transactions to clients in the technology sector. We provide a superior service thanks to our exclusive sector focus, wealth of relationships and execution experience. Silverpeak advises growth and innovative companies, financial sponsors (typically private equity and venture growth funds), and corporates seeking to grow via investment/acquisitions or to manage their activities through divestitures. The firm is the result of Cobalt Corporate Finance, Go4Venture Advisers and Centerboard Partners joining forces. This creates a larger advisory team with extended transaction credentials, and the same utter client dedication and execution excellence.

Media Partner

The Innovator

The Innovator

The Innovator is a magazine devoted to understanding digital transformation through the experiences of the business leaders of this transformation. For Jennifer SCHENKER, editor: “Every edition will have a theme on which stories, interviews, debates, rankings will be based. The Innovator will be accessible online via a site hosted on Medium and a weekly newsletter.” The first edition will be about artificial intelligence and will launch at Viva Technology on 15th June. The next 5 issues will be produced and available at big international events dedicated to technology and will be free for Les Echos subscribers.

Industry Support Partner

British Business Bank

British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is 100% Government owned, but independently managed. It brings expertise and Government money to the smaller business finance markets. We don’t lend or invest directly. Instead we work with over 90 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms. Businesses apply for finance through our partners who, because they work with us, can lend and invest more, especially to younger and faster growing companies. In total we work through more than 90 finance partners in the market, and we will unlock up to £10 billion of new finance and bring greater choice and information on finance options to smaller businesses.

Data Partner

PitchBook

PitchBook

PitchBook is the premier provider of data on the public and private equity markets. We arm our clients with unprecedented insight into the flow of capital across the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape to help them capitalize on opportunities in the private markets.

Local Support Partner

Rocketspace

Rocketspace

RocketSpace is a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides the necessary velocity — both speed and direction — to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, its global network of technology campuses across Asia, Europe and Australia and services are designed to help tech startups scale. RocketSpace’s Corporate Innovation Services team helps fuel global brands’ innovation programs by tapping into its ecosystem of startups from around the world.