Unlocking International Expansion Opportunities
Join us for a breakfast briefing on Tuesday 10 October at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and hear from a panel of experts with first-hand experience of successfully expanding internationally to the US and Asia from Europe. The event is designed for entrepreneurs interested in hearing first-hand, how some of Europe’s leading privately-owned companies have built highly successful international operations, and will focus on sharing practical and hard-earned advice on topics such as when to expand, which geographies to target, how to choose those key first hires, and common pitfalls. There will also be an opportunity to network before and after the panel.
James Appleby, Entrepreneur and Business Owner formerly at Bluefin Solutions
James founded Bluefin Solutions in 2002. As CEO, he grew the company in the UK and Internationally including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the US. Bluefin became a world leader in SAP Digital Solutions with many leading brands as clients. After a trade sale in 2015 he remained as CEO for a year and a half, with a team of over 1000 people around the globe.
Dominic Ely, formerly CFO/COO of Zinc Ahead
Dominic was CFO/COO of fast growth, international Software-as-a-Service company Zinc Ahead, providing compliance systems to the global pharmaceutical and life science sector. He oversaw global expansion with Zinc Ahead growing to serve 120 life sciences companies across 170 countries, prior to its sale to Veeva Systems for $130M in 2015
Paul Kenyon, Co-founder and Co-CEO at Avecto
Paul is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Avecto. Avecto is a global leader in cyber security software. Founded in the UK in 2008, Avecto expanded to the US in 2009 and to Germany in 2015, and has grown its international footprint very successfully over that time. In 2015 the Company raised $49 million investment from the US growth equity fund JMI Equity. The company recently announced record results with revenue exceeding $30 million, up 51% on the previous year.
Vincent Potier, Chief Operating Officer at Captify
Vincent is Chief Operating Officer at Captify. Captify is a global data activation company and pioneer of Search Intelligence. Founded in the UK in 2011, the company has successfully expanded internationally and today has over 160 employees across offices in London, New York, Paris, Hamburg and Kiev. Captify has raised $15 million in investment, and has over 160 employees globally. Earlier this year, the company was listed by Forbes as “The one to watch in 2017”.