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#FASHHACK FORUM – Growth & Exit for Fashion & Retail Tech Startups

London is the European capital for exits in the technology sector with more deals involving startups from the city than the next six top cities in Europe combined, including Berlin and Paris.
Fashion & retail tech startups need to build a growth plan and exit path at some point of their life cycle to unlock the value created and to maximize the chances of their founders and investors making financial returns.
During this event we will look into different growth and exit stories by fashion and retail tech startups and investors. This event is both for early stage investors as well as for founders wanting to build a company towards a successful exit.

6.30pm Drinks and Networking
7.00pm Panel Discussion
8.00pm Drinks & Food and Networking

Confirmed Panelists:
Heikki Haldre, the Chairman of The Future of Retail Organisation. Heikki is a founder of four companies, his latest – a FashionTech company Fits.me – was acquired by Rakuten, one of the world’s largest ecommerce players. Heikki mentors startups on strategy, how to build and finance their ideas to scale, and how to ensure they’ll become the commercial success stories. Currently Heikki is Chairman at The Future of Retail Organisation, and is named top 100 most influential names of the digital fashion world by Vogue’s “Online Fashion 100”.
Shing Lo, a partner in the Corporate Group at Bird & Bird. She is recognised as one of the leading venture capital practitioners in the UK, with particular expertise in advising emerging and disruptive technology businesses. (Band 1 ranking in Legal 500, 2017). Shing has extensive experience with start-ups, predominately in the tech space, from advising at the very early stage of seed funding stage all the way through until exit. Clients describe her as ‘Commercial, incredibly bright, efficient and hardworking’, ‘technically brilliant and a safe pair of hands on difficult transactions’, particularly in relation to emerging technology businesses.’ (Legal 500, 2017)

UKBAA members can use the code: Hoxtechangels to register.

More info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashhack-forum-growth-exit-for-fashion-retail-tech-startups-tickets-40140846352 

Date and time
11 December 2017
18:30 - 21:00
Venue Address
Bird & Bird LLP, 12 New Fetter Lane, LONDON, EC4A 1JP