A chance for founders to ask any questions on fundraising and scaling from GBx experts who have a perspective on both UK and US markets. Focus on consumer!
Nicole is Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focused on early stage consumer technology companies, invested in companies such as Zola, the largest online wedding registry, Rothy’s, the most comfortable stylish shoes made of plastic recycled bottles, Girlboss and Goop.
Nicole spent 8 years at Morgan Stanley covering the European and US e-commerce, retail and consumer companies. She also worked at RAMCO VC specializing in healthcare and consumer investments, before moving to Nutmeg, a London based Technology company, in 2014 and completed a fund raising process, raising $32m in their Series B.
Nicole is passionate about the trends in human behavior, especially consumer technology, and also helping entrepreneurs who have the ability to improve our every day lives.
Daniel Glazer is an American technology lawyer, strategic business advisor, and the founding partner of Wilson Sonsini’s London office. Since the 2010 launch of the UK Government’s “Tech City” initiative, Dan has advised high-growth UK and other European technology and life sciences companies on raising U.S. capital, expanding their businesses into U.S. markets, and connecting with U.S. investors, corporates, advisors, and other stakeholders.
Dan also leads Wilson Sonsini’s U.S. expansion practice, which focuses on advising UK and other non-U.S. technology and life sciences companies through their U.S. life cycle: U.S. launch, expansion, commercial contracts, fundraising, M&A, and IPO.
Dan partners with GBx, Tech Nation, Disruptive GC Network, Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, Mayor of London’s International Business Programme, US Commercial Service, UK Department of International Trade, London Stock Exchange ELITE, Scottish Development International, and similar organizations to support U.S. expansion and fundraising efforts by UK companies.