Urbano London Tech & Finance Speaker Networking Breakfast Event

EQ Investors
Centennium House
Lower Thames Street
London, EC3R 6DL

EQ Investors

Urbano Tech is a community of companies who develop mobile applications, digital platforms and projects including websites and back-end CMS systems, to those who offer specialist and support services in IT, cloud and workplace systems. Many of our members offer hardware and software solutions and applications in VR, AR, animation, modelling, and CAD. Our Tech community also includes those who are looking for next step investment to develop new products or solutions.

Why you should attend this event?

This is a rare opportunity to meet a tech investor who is an innovator, has written software, built development teams from the ground up, created successful businesses that have gained market share and become part of the fastest growing private companies in the US. It is a chance to hear directly from a successful tech investment entrepreneur and give your own business - tech, digital, software or other solution - the best approach to attract investors.

We look to support all companies in technology to find valuable connections, often in new sectors for their tools and services, so whether you are in fintech or app design, software development or using VR/AR/AI, inventor or P&L merchant, this event will appeal to you. 

** SPECIAL EVENT OFFER **

For MD/CEO/Founders of Tech sector companies, especially those looking to grow and exit their own businesses in FinTech, Edtech etc, we can offer a free place. Please email Caroline for the qualifying criteria and appropriate booking code.

ABOUT OUR OCTOBER TECH SPEAKER

Kent Teague - Urbano Tech & Finance SpeakerKent Teague is the Managing Partner of Gold Creek Capital, a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, that invests in entrepreneurial, emerging growth companies. Since the 1990s he has had extensive experience in developing and investing in technology businesses, and more recently became the Principal Investor and Vice-Chairman of Leyton Orient Football Club in East London.

From 2007 to 2015, Kent was the sole owner of Iris Data Services, an electronic discovery litigation support company. Iris was an innovator in the eDiscovery managed services business, providing litigation support departments in corporations and law firms the security they need, the processes and workflows required, along with absolute cost predictability. Iris was sold to Epiq Systems, Inc. Iris was Kent's 3rd Inc 500 company (an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the US).

Kent then worked for Microsoft, holding a number of different leadership positions including responsibility for all Microsoft consultants devoted to retail clients in North America. Because of the tremendous growth rate in Kent's group and the huge market share gains, Kent will often claim he has 4 Inc 500 companies to his credit.

Kent also has extensive experience in technology companies. From 1990 to 1992, he was the Director of Development at Saber Software. He began there as a software developer, writing about half of the product that eventually took Saber public. He built the development team from 3 to 30 people including software developers, testers, and documentation specialists. Saber Software went public in April 1994 at a capitalization of $40M. Saber was bought in 1995 by McAfee and Associates, now a part of Network Associates.

Kent will look at how and why US investors look for the next unicorn in tech. This will be an exceptional chance to hear directly from a successful tech investment entrepreneur and give your own business - tech, digital, software or other - the best approach to attract investors.

EVENT FORMAT

8:00am – Registration, coffee/tea/pastries, and networking

8:30am – Presentation by Kent followed by Q&A

9:15am – Networking and more coffee

- 10.30am

EVENT HOST & SUPPORTERS

This event is hosted by Urbano Member - EQ Investors - an award-winning, boutique wealth manager with over 60 staff in London and 2,000 clients all around the UK.   Our emphasis is on providing high quality personal advice and managing client portfolios to maximise returns.

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About the Urbano Speaker Programme

Our Urbano speaker programme has a successful track record of exploring and championing issues affecting a wide range of sectors, often before they become mainstream, and often from a stand-point of finding opportunities for smaller firms to work with larger ones as we feel both benefit. This includes diversity, sustainability, new technologies and their usage, such as BIM and VR, environmental, workplace and wellbeing, design, M2M/IOT and crowdfunding.

Urbano breakfast events are stripped down conferences, built around great speakers, where the focus is on networking and creating connections and opportunities. 

These events are informal, with our speaker doing around 40 minutes at 8.40am, followed by a Q&A, and plenty of time for networking and coffee. Our speakers usually stay to network as they find the audience to be knowledgeable and enjoyable company!

Non-member companies are welcome to book and send representatives to up to TWO Urbano events before needing to join to continue to develop valuable relationships across London's most dynamic business community.

To join Urbano in time to attend this event at appropriate member rates, please view benefits and options for Companies and Individuals.

www.urbanonetwork.co.uk/membership


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