Thank you to all our partners for their continued support.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential.
Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
Jason Lane, Mastercard, Executive Vice President, Market Development, Europe / IMK
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks. We support around 1 million UK businesses, among 39 million customers worldwide. Our international banking network covers over 53 international markets and territories and gives us access to around 90% of world trade flows. Our regional heads work with experts in markets, liquidity and cash management to design sophisticated, cross-border solutions.
HSBC has a number of industry experts with deep market knowledge which they use to proactively support your business across Retail and Leisure, Education and Public Sector, Healthcare, Technology Media and Telecoms, Charities and Not for Profit Organisations, Infrastructure & Construction, Sustainable Finance, Professional Services, Agrifoods, Manufacturing and Franchises. The sector team work collaboratively with our UK wide team of Relationship Managers to help support businesses through their growth life cycle.
Roland Emmans, Sector Head of Technology, CMB, HSBC UK
Wilson Sonsini London provides US access and support for the UK/European tech & life sciences communities.
Wilson Sonsini’s global expansion team assists start-ups, scale-ups, and other high-growth companies through their U.S. life cycle—U.S. launch, expansion, fundraising, partnerships, M&A, and IPO—and helps facilitate access to our global network of capital providers, corporates, and advisors.
Daniel Glazer, London Office Managing Partner, Wilson Sonsini
At Shoosmiths, the technology lawyers within our law firm are not only experts from all core legal disciplines, but they also have extensive experience for a broad range of clients working in a globally-connected world.
Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm operating from 13 locations across the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland. We deliver deep legal expertise across all core practice areas and industry sectors, placing our focus on our clients and commerciality.
Our national venture capital team acts on the entire life cycle of a company’s business, from seed investment rounds up to £500,000, through Series A, B and later investment rounds, and on to exit. Acting for investors as well as on the company side gives us a 360 degree view of the investment market and translates into quick, intuitive and effective advice for clients.
We have a dedicated technology sector team striving to help clients harness the power of invention to drive ideas, products or their business forward. We are active supporters and sponsors of Tech London Advocates, Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, The Coalition for a Digital Economy and the Start-up Leadership Programme, a global not-for-profit educational program and network for the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs.
Our team of experts work with incubators, early-stage and growth companies and VC funds to help the next generation of disrupters scale their businesses. We also very regularly connect our tech clients with different types of funders, from angels and family offices to VC houses and private firms, both here in the UK and also in the US as our clients look to scale in different markets.
James Klein, Head of Technology Sector and Partner, Shoosmiths
The award-winning specialist communications and growth consultancy for companies in the fast-growth technology, innovation, and investment ecosystem.
FieldHouse Associates helps innovators and investors grow and succeed. Through expert consultancy, integrated communications strategies, and meaningful connections made through its unique network, the agency helps businesses from all corners of the innovation and investment ecosystem achieve their strategic and commercial goals.
Cordelia Meacher, Founder & Managing Director, FieldHouse Associate