Global Partners

  • Pictet

    Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 492 billion (EUR 430 billion) in assets under management and custody at September 2017. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

  • Orrick

    With more than 1,800 technology clients, Orrick is a leading global law firm renowned for its experience as a specialist adviser to high-growth technology companies and lead investors in the industry. We regularly advise industry leaders, from incubation through their strategic exit and other growth opportunities. We are able to offer diverse resources, including expert knowledge accrued from years of intimate work with founders, deep-rooted relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace.

     

    Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms. With 25 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and an affiliated office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, our global footprint enables us to scale with our local emerging technology clients and offer seamless service as they grow and expand. We put our network to work for our clients - wherever they are in the world.

Hosting Partner

  • Vaud

    The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.

Gold Partner

  • Korn Ferry

    Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm. We help you align your people and your organisation to your strategy – developing, engaging and rewarding your employees to reach new heights. We provide broad spectrum talent management solutions, including executive and non-executive search, recruitment process outsourcing, leadership development and talent solutions.

Silver Partners

  • Bryan, Garnier & Co

    Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Media & Telecoms, Healthcare, Smart Industries & Energy, Consumer, Brands & Retail and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.

  • Nasdaq

    Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables clients to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 85 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,800 listed companies with a market value of $10.1 trillion and nearly 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.

     

  • Euronext

    Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth close to €3.6 trillion in market capitalisation as of end December 2017, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM (formerly known as Alternext) and Euronext AccessTM (formerly known as the Free Market). For the latest news, find us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/euronext) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/euronext).

Bronze Partner

  • Silverpeak

    Silverpeak provides independent advice on M&A and financing transactions to innovative, fast-growing technology companies. Our nine partners have close to 150 years combined experience and over 300 completed deals in technology investment banking with a vast network of relationships and deep domain expertise in Internet & Digital Media, Enterprise Software/SaaS, IT Services, Enabling Technologies and Healthtech.

Data Partner

  • Pitchbook

    PitchBook is the premier provider of data on the public and private equity markets. We arm our clients with unprecedented insight into the flow of capital across the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape to help them capitalize on opportunities in the private markets.