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Thursday 12th March 2020 @ DC Thomson (Meadowside), 2 Albert Square, Dundee, DD1 1DD

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Hear from a silicon valley VC about how other cities have solved the problem of gaining access to US VC cash and invaluable expertise to scale businesses globally. Learn how other turbo charged tech cities are punching well above their weight.   

Chris Neumann will discuss how to raise smart money, develop technology expertise and connect with US and Silicon Valley investors, without having to open an office in the USA! Hear from Chris how the Valley and US VC’s think and access tried and tested tips for pitching at the highest level.

Chris will also discuss how other cities solved particular challenges in terms of accessing the best skills, talent and significant levels of VC money.

Also, David Farquhar will discuss his own experience of raising US VC money for a Dundee based operation and will reflect on his personal and professional learnings, providing invaluable advice and tips on how ambitious local businesses can follow in his footsteps.

If you’re in the business of seeking out smart Silicon Valley VC money, this is a great opportunity to talk to people in the know, in Dundee. Waracle in conjunction with the Data Lab and Brightsolid are delighted to host an evening with Chris Neumann, CEO and Founder at Commonwealth Ventures and David Farquhar, CEO of Intelligent Growth Solutions.

This event is ideally suited for:

Senior Technology Executives in Dundee who want to build a bigger tech scene in Tay cities.

Economic Development who want to know what other cities have done to punch above their weight in tech.

Corporate Finance who want to hear about options to connect into the valley.

Investors who may want to build a Dundee based fund/tech execs network.

Educators – who want to know what the tech scene needs to be globally ambitious.

As with all our events the evening will be very informal encouraging everyone to get what they need out of the discussion – a really key opportunity to hear how non-capital cities, such as Dundee, can build a thriving start/up and scale-up tech scene.

Places are limited so register now.

Thursday 12th March 2020

17:30 to 20:00

DC Thomson (Meadowside),
2 Albert Square,


17:30 Registration, Refreshments & Nibbles
18:00 Welcome – Chris Martin CEO Waracle
18:20 David Farquhar – CEO Intelligent Growth Solutions
19:00 Chris Neumann – CEO and Founder at Commonwealth Ventures
19:20 Panel Discussion/Q&A
19:40 Networking
20.00 Finish

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