Kommol Summer Party – “Raising $100m in 11 months – what B Round Crunch?”


Following on from the incredible www.kommol.com dinner last month, which was over-subscribed by 250%, Michelle and I are hosting a Summer Party event on the 7th of July. Whilst everyone has been calling out the “B Round Crunch” in the last 2 years there is a counter view that what’s happening is a wall of capital is just waiting to bet on the best opportunities. It’s this scarcity value for top scaling start ups which is driving the US money and the $100million which www.newvoicemedia.com unlocked over 11 months. What characterises the best opportunities? That’s what we will be debating. We have assembled some special guests:

· Tim Perks (Tim Perks | LinkedIn). As CFO of www.newvoicemedia.com, Tim raised more than $100million from US investors Bessemer (www.bvp.com) and TCV (www.tcv.com) over a 11 month period ending last year. Clearly this was a massive team effort but it was an incredible result and his experience of going through the process, we find, is seriously valuable to our network.

· Julia Bobrovich (Director, SVB ). Having spent nearly a decade at Silicon Valley Bank, Julia has assessed and provided a range of debt financing solutions to numerous startups and growth stage companies in Silicon Valley and the UK. She has worked with a wide variety of innovative businesses as they scaled from Series A to IPO and has some interesting perspectives to share.

· Justin Fitzpatrick (Justin Fitzpatrick | LinkedIn) the Co-Founder and COO of www.duedil.com will be on the panel. Duedil achieved really early success in raising US VC funding from www.oakhcft.com in the A and the B and so his insights are a great counter weight to some conventional wisdom. Including my own!

. Our Compare and host for the evening is the amazing Michelle Williamson ( Michelle Williamson | LinkedIn ) who is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of www.kommol.com – few people are more connected and dedicated so purely to early stage B2B SaaS in EMEA whether that investors, founders or Execs fit to scale opportunities Round to Round.

We have additional contributors on the night from our eco-system where you can get advice and a second opinion on fund raising (www.notioncapital.com) we ordinarily have half a dozen top Angels and VCs at each of our events, Legal (www.friedfrank.com / www.osborneclarke.com / www.ashfords.co.uk ), Brand, Messaging and Positioning ( www.eccomplished.com ), Data Science and Data Strategy (www.duedil.com), PR and Comms ( www.itsaugur.com ) and many other top players on the night. Just ask what you need and we will seek to make a connection.

The networking and free opinion plan is – YOU ASK and we HOOK YOU UP on the night like “OFFICE HOURS” or if preferred “SPEED DATING”. Need advice = ASK, Want to meet someone = ASK.

So – if you want to share in an exchange of insights with the bests CEOs, Founders and B2B SaaS Execs moving towards B Round and Growth Round Funding and kick the tyres with Tim, Julia, Justin, Michelle and myself on US Investors– it’s first come first served. Register ASAP by reply as tickets go fast.

Venue:- Duedil, 25 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS
Web:- www.duedil.com
Date:- Tuesday 7th July
Time:- 5.00pm register – the panel session is 5.30pm sharp
Time:- From 7.00pm to 8.30pm – Drinks, Canapés and Networking – you can come to drinks only – you must specify
Seats:- >50 people