Brits by the Bay 2020

Brits by the Bay is for UK based founders to learn how to land in the US and for high growth founders to fast track scaling & access to capital.
  • For UK based founders to gain expert advice from industry leading British founders, investors and tech executives who have scaled businesses in the US market. 
  • For Fast Track Founders to build connections with limited invite only events and our commitment to small group sessions, providing interactions with impact.
  • For Investors to support UK based portfolio founders and connect with the SV based investor community.
  • Cancellation policy: full refund up to 1 month in advance of the event (August 15)

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· Stage
Welcome to GBx & Brits by the Bay: GBx Co-Chairs Andy McLoughlin and Joe White kick off Brits by the Bay
Joe White Andy	 McLoughlin
· Stage
Coming to America - US Market Access: Everything an early stage tech leader needs to know before launching in the US. Go to market strategy for the US? If or where to have a US base? First hire? Culture across multiple offices? What’s the cost of US market entry? Helen Moore, Head of US Tech, Department for International Trade gives us an overview.
· Sessions
Market Access Breakouts & Networking: Industry experts host small groups so founders can get your questions answered. Choose your breakout: financial (personal and corporate), legal advice, immigration, building the team, governance, US locations.
Adam 	 Taylor Andrew  Butt Daniel	 Hyde Lianna	 Whittleton Malcolm Joy Mark	 Harrison Mike	 Whitacre Terry	 Shaw Jaclyn	 Mason Lee	 Daley Daniel	 Glazer Mark	 Barron Elizabeth	 Jamae Sam	 Wilkins Paula 	 Skokowski
· Stage
Enterprise Panel: Enterprise founders share their experiences of scaling & raising in the US. Simon Wistow, Co-Founder & VP Product Strategy, Fastly and Dominic Lewis, Co-Founder & CRO, talk to Andy McLoughlin, Uncork Capital about the journey to Fastly’s IPO and’s $50M series C.
Dom	 Lewis Simon 	 Wistow Andy	 McLoughlin
· Stage
Fireside Chat with Wendy Tan White: Wendy Tan White, VP Moonshots at Alphabet, X talks with Jemima Kiss, editor & journalist, about innovating at scale and solving big challenges, the role of technology leaders and the SV mindset. Wendy is a technology innovator, entrepreneur and investor who also advocates for women working in tech and investment. Previously a Partner for tech venture Business Growth Fund, General Partner at Entrepreneur First and Co-founder and CEO of Moonfruit. Wendy is a board trustee for The Alan Turing Institute, a member of the United Kingdom’s Digital Economy Council and an active board member of the World Economic Forum.
Jemima	 Kiss Wendy	 Tan White
· Sessions
Founder Breakouts: GBx British founders share their experiences building and scaling in SV in small group breakouts. Ask them about their journey and how they are navigating the current environment. Fast Track Founders are invited to select 3 Founder breakouts.
Zuleyka Strasner Nicky	 Goulimis Steven	 Webster Jude	 Gomila Robyn 	 Exton Amber	 Atherton Anthemos	 Georgiades Russell	 Middleton Sam	 Chaudhary Mike	 Hughes Alastair Paterson Julian Green Danny King Bob Goodson Julian Gay
· Sessions
Investor to Investor Breakouts: UK investors connect with their SV counterparts in curated conversations. Let Brits by the Bay host your Q3 SV trip virtually!
Nicole	 Quinn Alastair Mitchell Andy	 McLoughlin Janice	 Roberts Pete Flint Alex Lim
· Stage
Panel - Consumer, Marketplaces & Corona: Hear about building a unicorn mental health app from Calm Founders & Co-CEOs, Michael Acton Smith & Alex Tew, supporting classroom communities now remote learning with ClassDojo Founder & CEO Sam Chaudhary, and Superhuman Founders share how they’ve scaled and raised capital in the US and how they are navigating the current environment.
Alex	 Tew Michael  Acton Smith Rahul Vohra Sam	 Chaudhary Nicole	 Quinn
· Stage
From the Lab to the US Market: For technical founders interested in hearing how startups have moved from the Labs to scale in the US. Julian Green, founder in Stealth talks with Dr Ronjon Nag, Founder & Visiting Fellow, Stanford Center for the Study of Language & Information.
Ronjon	 Nag Julian Green
· Stage
Fireside chat with Cal Henderson, CTO & Co-Founder, Slack: Slack is a global go-to tool now more than ever. CTO & Co-Founder Cal Henderson shares his journey to 12M daily users in 150+ countries and life as a Brit in SV. Followed by Q&A with Fast Track Founders.
Cal Henderson
· Stage
Fundraising in SV - Early Stage Panel: Joe White, Entrepreneur First and Pete Flint, NFX share their advice for founders looking to raise a seed or series A. Answering your questions: What are SV investors looking for? How to fundraise remotely? How can founders best approach investors?
Pete Flint Joe White
· Sessions
Investor Breakouts: GBx investors host small group breakouts - meet investors with an interest in your sector and stage and/or ask their advice in fundraising. Come ready to share a brief overview of your business. This is not a formal pitch session but a chance to get to know experienced investors, ask questions and refine your pitch to get that next meeting. Fast Track Founders are invited to select 3 Investor breakouts.
Julian Gay Melissa 	 Taunton Alexsis	 de Raadt St James David	 Buller Bill	 Lehmann Pete Flint Ash Rust Nicky	 Kamra Sunny Dhillon Hannah	 Chelkowski Janice	 Roberts Joe White Alastair Mitchell Andy	 McLoughlin Nicole	 Quinn
· Stage
Fundraising in SV - Growth Panel: Alastair Mitchell, EQT Ventures talks with Alex Lim, IVP and Melissa Taunton, NEA about post series A funding, what’s different at this stage and advice for founders / CEOs on leading this size of business: optimizing the team, leading during a downturn.
Melissa 	 Taunton Alex Lim Alastair Mitchell


Andrew  Butt
Andrew Butt

Co-founder/CEO, Enable

Adam 	 Taylor
Adam Taylor

Co-founder, Tenzo

Michael  Acton Smith
Michael Acton Smith

Co-founder of Calm and Mind Candy, creator of Moshi Monsters

Alex	 Tew
Alex Tew

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Calm

Dom	 Lewis
Dom Lewis

Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer @

Terry	 Shaw
Terry Shaw

Partner, erevena

Mike	 Whitacre
Mike Whitacre

Partner, Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Mark	 Harrison
Mark Harrison

Head of International Connectivity for Eagle Labs, Barclays Ventures

Malcolm Joy
Malcolm Joy

UK Managing Partner, Frazier & Deeter

Lianna	 Whittleton
Lianna Whittleton

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Daniel	 Hyde
Daniel Hyde

Partner, Blick Rothenberg

Zuleyka Strasner
Zuleyka Strasner

Founder & CEO, Zero

Steven	 Webster
Steven Webster

Founder and CEO, asensei

Nicky	 Goulimis
Nicky Goulimis

Co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit

Rahul Vohra
Rahul Vohra

Founder & CEO, Superhuman

Paula 	 Skokowski
Paula Skokowski

CMO, Incognia

Simon 	 Wistow
Simon Wistow

Technical Co-Founder, Fastly

Alex Lim
Alex Lim

Venture @ IVP

Alexsis	 de Raadt St James
Alexsis de Raadt St James

Managing Partner at Merian Ventures

Melissa 	 Taunton
Melissa Taunton

Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

David	 Buller
David Buller

Venture Partner at Ascension Ventures

Bill	 Lehmann
Bill Lehmann

Partner at Bain Capital Ventures

Sam	 Wilkins
Sam Wilkins

Erevena (Talent)

Elizabeth	 Jamae
Elizabeth Jamae

Pearl Law Group (Immigration)

Mark	 Barron
Mark Barron

Taylor Wessing (Operations - Legal & Finance)

Daniel	 Glazer
Daniel Glazer

WSGR (Operations - Legal & Finance)

Pete Flint
Pete Flint

Managing Partner, NFX

Ash Rust
Ash Rust

Managing Partner, Sterling Road

Jude	 Gomila
Jude Gomila

Founder and CEO, Golden

Nicky	 Kamra
Nicky Kamra

Streamlined Ventures

Sunny Dhillon
Sunny Dhillon

Partner, Signia Venture Partners

Lee	 Daley
Lee Daley

Chairman, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer & Co-Founder, hello genius

Jemima	 Kiss
Jemima Kiss

Editor and journalist

Hannah	 Chelkowski
Hannah Chelkowski

Investor, Inovia Capital

Ronjon	 Nag
Ronjon Nag

Founder & Managing Director, R42 Group, Visiting Fellow, Stanford Center for the Study of Language & Information

Janice	 Roberts
Janice Roberts

Partner, Benhamou Venture Partners

Robyn 	 Exton
Robyn Exton

Founder & CEO, HER

Helen Moore
Helen Moore

Head of US Tech, DIT

Jaclyn	 Mason
Jaclyn Mason

Regional Director - Silicon Valley & Northwest US at Department for International Trade (DIT)

Julian Gay
Julian Gay

CEO & Founder Xendo (exit to AppDirect), Early Stage Investor

Bob Goodson
Bob Goodson

Founder & CEO, Quid

Danny King
Danny King

CEO & Co-founder, Accredible

Julian Green
Julian Green

CEO & Founder, Stealth

Alastair Paterson
Alastair Paterson

CEO & Founder, Digital Shadows

Mike	 Hughes
Mike Hughes

Co-CEO & Co-Founder, LoopUp

Sam	 Chaudhary
Sam Chaudhary

CEO & Co-Founder, ClassDojo

Russell	 Middleton
Russell Middleton

Cofounder, Zumper

Nicole	 Quinn
Nicole Quinn

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Anthemos	 Georgiades
Anthemos Georgiades

CEO, Zumper

Andy	 McLoughlin
Andy McLoughlin

Partner, Uncork Capital

Alastair Mitchell
Alastair Mitchell

Partner, EQT Ventures

Amber	 Atherton
Amber Atherton

CEO & Founder, Zyper

Joe White
Joe White

General Partner, Entrepreneur First

Cal Henderson
Cal Henderson

CTO & Co-Founder, Slack

Wendy	 Tan White
Wendy Tan White

Vice President, (aka magic codifier) at X Alphabet’s moonshot factory


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