Win The First Tuesday Award 2014!
+ Talk on How to Raise Venture Capital
Tuesday 17th June 2014, 1.30pm
Internet World, The Marketplace Theatre, ExCeL Center, London, E16 1XL
Are you building the next big UK internet success story?
Then you should nominate it to the First Tuesday Award!
1) Nominate your company by completing this form: http://bit.ly/zYu2Jj
It’s free to enter, application takes less than 15 minutes, and your details are completely confidential.
New & Final Deadline: Sunday 8th June 2014, 6.00pm.
2) Register to attend the final and talk on ‘How To Raise Venture Capital’ using the form below!
Once a year we name The UK’s Most Promising Internet Company with a Final at Internet World trade show attended by 11,000 industry professionals. Previous winners and finalists includes companies once tiny companies like Zoopla.com and Wonga.com when they where making their way up! Apart from the recognition the winner will be offered 6 hours of consultation from Deloitte with a choice of industry specialists from across all their service areas including, Tax, Audit, Corporate Finance and Consulting.
How it works
A panel of VC’s (see below) will screen and shortlist 10 companies and 3 finalists. Each business is assessed based on the robustness of their business model (incl degree of innovation, USP vs competitors), market size/company growth, technical execution and quality of the team. The 3 companies indexing the highest on these variables will be the finalists that will be forwarded to the jury. The finalists will pitch to the jury and Internet World audience live on stage Tuesday 17th June 1pm.
The award is handed to the winner by the Jury Chairman.
Chairman: David Buttress, CEO, Just-Eat.com
David took the company public last month and raised £1.47bn in the process, making it London’s biggest technology listing in eight years. Just Eat has 5.9m active users who place takeaway orders through the online service.
Sanj Bhayro, Senior AVP – EMEA SMB, Salesforce.com
EMEA Sales Leader at Salesforce.com for over 8 years across multiple regions and market segments. Currently responsible for the EMEA Small to Medium Business Unit. Committed to aligning and helping start ups and fast growing companies achieve success. 15 yrs experience in technology across various industries and segments in EMEA.
David Cobb, Partner, Deloitte
Lead Deloitte’s Transfer Pricing team with a focus on the Technology, Media & Telecoms industries for companies of all sizes.
Ben Tompkins, General Partner, Eden Ventures (Twitter: @b_tompkins)
With over €150 million under management, Eden has invested in over 35 European startups – typically initially investing at the seed/A round but with the capacity to invest up to €10 million in its best companies.
Grace Gould, Index Ventures (Twitter: @gracergould)
Grace works on the early stage technology investment team for Index Ventures. Previously she founded two startups, one in the health and one in the media space.
Linus Dahg, Wellington Partners (Twitter: @LDahg)
Early stage VC, Linus joined the Digital Media and Software team at Wellington Partners in 2014 His primary role is identifying investment opportunities and building relationships with the great entrepreneurs behind these companies.
Mark Gracey, Principal, Scottish Equity Partners
Focused on software and web technology opportunities. Before joining SEP, Mark founded and ran the European operations of network security OEM. Previously he worked as an engineer for 7 years focusing on high-speed semiconductors.
Richard Marsh, Partner, DFJ
Richard is an experienced entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist. He founded and built Datanomic, a Cambridge-based software company which was a pioneer of Data Quality software and was acquired by Oracle. As an investor, Richard has worked across software, hardware, mobile and cleantech sectors.
Wayne Gibbins, Vice President, Notion Capital (Twitter: @waynegibbins)
Wayne has worked in a variety of roles within the web technology sphere including in software engineering, product management, product marketing, marketing, operations, strategic partnerships, communications and branding.
Frederico Pirzio, Founder, Playfair Capital (Twitter @Fede_r1c0)
Founder of early stage investment fund Playfair Capital and has backed thirty one tech companies in the last three years. Under this guise Federico also started the coworking and incubator space Warner Yard, a startup hub and the London outpost of US accelerator Techstars.
Mike Chalfen, Experienced VC (Twitter: @chalfs)
Over the past 16 years, Mike has served on 20 boards and made around 35 investments across the technology and media sectors. Invests in enterprise software and mobile, e-commerce and internet service. Before Advent he worked as a partner at BCG.
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