Building a Billion Dollar Startup

Event Info

Wed 25 Mar, 2015 from 6:00pm - 9:30pm
The Escalator
69-89 Mile End Road
London, E1 4TT, UK
Cost: £49.99


There might seem to be a lot of tech startups with eye-watering valuations these day, but that doesn't mean building a billion-dollar startup is getting any easier. It’s often as much about people, timing, execution and luck as it is that initial idea. At the second instalment of our 'Building A Billion-Dollar Startup' event in London this month Airbnb will be a keynote speaker, with more to be announced imminently. We'll also be hearing rapid-fire pitches from select startups.

Join us at The Escalator, in East London, on Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 6pm to 9.30pm to be part of the conversation. It’ll be a lively evening of insightful presentations and engaging discussions with top tech players, rounded off by networking drinks with more senior executives from major tech firms, hot startups, advisory firms, consultants and investors.

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Speaker: James McClure, UK & Ireland General Manager

From offering people the chance to stay in everything from a castle to a yurt, Airbnb has changed the face of holidaying forever. Coming up to seven years since launch, the San Francisco-based accommodation marketplace helped lay the foundations for the sharing economy as it exists today. Consumers can now book from 1m sofas, rooms or houses to stay in 34,000 cities across 190 countries, with 25m guests booked to date. AirBnB could soon reportedly be worth as much as USD20b and UK & Ireland general manager, James McClure, will talk us through the company's remarkable growth story.

Speaker: Jeremy Bedford, Vice President, EMEA

In a world where online consumers are savvier than ever, marketers need to be smarter. Focusing on e-commerce and publishing, Sailthru utilises customer data to personalise every user's digital brand experience. We'll hear from VP for EMEA Jeremy Bedford who will talk us through Sailthru's growth story from a New York startup to a company of more than 200 employees with a growing international presence.

Speaker: Tom O'Meara, Head of Editorial & Analysis

With a strong focus on innovation and the startup landscape through our executive intelligence platform tracking the technology markets, StrategyEye's head of editorial and analysis Tom O'Meara will talk about the latest tech and digital media investment trends and where the money is going.

Meet the Startups

Speaker: Bernadine Brocker, CEO

Tech for art startup Vastari is a global network aiming to connect art collectors and curators for exhibition loans. CEO Bernadine Brocker will talk us through the company's vision.

Speaker: Dan Hubert, Founder

Parking continues to be a major pain point for drivers, but AppyParkingaims to make hunting for a space a thing of the past. Founder Dan Hubert will tell us how the app helps drivers find the best spot.

Speaker: Diana Paredes, CEO

Suade is an open platform for financial regulation. The company's CEO Diana Paredes will give us an overview of how Suade plans to disrupt the space.

Headline Sponsor

Speaker: Rupert de Ruig, Managing Director, EMEA & APAC

RDC, the Trust Diligence™ company, provides decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection to companies globally who need to ensure regulatory compliance, manage business risk, and protect their brand equity. Rupert de Ruig, Managing Director for EMEA & APAC, will share the secret of better, faster and cheaper compliance and talk about how RDC supports some of the world’s most respected billion dollar startups.