High Velocity Businesses are disruptors – they are lean, challengers that are serving and delighting customers in new ways. They use technology to create innovative new solutions and unlock new value. They have established themselves as ‘ones to watch’. But to grow they need to become global – and that means a whole new range of issues.
Burson-Marsteller, in collaboration with Preiskel & Co and Mediaventura is hosting a panel to discuss the challenges high velocity businesses face as they seek to influence a wide range of influencers globally at speed.
Tim Cowen, Partner at Preiskel & Co, will discuss regulatory and legal issues for companies going global, as well as highlight some of the key legal issues in Europe for technology companies. He will also highlight legal aspects of securing further funding.
Ben Maynard, managing director and chair, EMEA Technology Practice at Burson-Marsteller, will outline a definition of a high velocity business based on BM experience and research and outline some of the communications challenges they face in creating awareness and building positive reputations at global scale.
Damian Ryan, Partner at Mediaventura, a corporate finance and advisory firm, will provide the investors point of view. What are they looking for as companies move to mezzanine finance and beyond? How do they assess whether a firm is fit for global growth and what do they look for to help secure top-end valuations?
Following short presentations from each there will be a chance for a detailed Q&A session and then informal networking.
Time: 8.30 for 9am start, Wednesday 17th June (finish by 10.30am)
Place: Burson-Marsteller, Central St Giles, 1 St Giles High St, WC2H 8AG.