Success in the US: Getting Investment, Building Business

Event Info

Mon 18 Jul, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Club Workspace London Bridge
Weston Street, The Leather Market
London, SE1 3ER, UK
Cost: Free (RSVP required)


Join us for an evening exploring the world’s biggest tech market, the USA. Hosted by Workspace Group and Pitch NYC in partnership with Welsh ICE, the evening will feature top insight fuelled by drinks and snacks.

Discover the market opportunities, how to build your business and hear how to target US VCs to secure investment with a panel of expert speakers.

Find out more about Pitch NYC, a unique event helping fast-growing UK tech firms pitch New York’s top investors, with an intensive bootcamp and support programme.


17.00 Arrival & drinks

17.15 Welcome, Sam Michel - Founder, Chinwag

17.20 Welcome & Introduction from our hosts, Workspace Group


Inside US VC - what’s getting funded and why?

A panel focusing on the latest trends and deals from the US for UK firms, some of the issues to cover would include:

  • The UK perspective on US investors
  • How UK investors work with US investors to fund growth
  • What US investors look for from UK (and overseas) firms
  • What, if any, advantage UK firms can trumpet
  • Tips on how best to approach the US investment landscape
  • Which stages are most attractive to US investors?
  • Funding trends: what tech sectors are emerging, steady, declining?

(moderated by Sam Michel, Chinwag)

18.10 Success in the US: An Entrepreneur’s View

This session gives an informal view on what it's like to raise money and plan for US growth, with first hand experiences.

18.20 Networking Drinks

19.00 Close


More speakers tbc

Supporters & Partners

Thanks to our hosts Workspace Group and supporters Fried Frank Technology and Welsh Ice. Success in the US is organised by Chinwag, creators of Pitch LDN and Pitch NYC.

Workspace GroupFried Frank TechnologyWelsh ICEPitch NYCChinwag


Pitch NYC 2016

Pitch NYCPitch NYC, on Wednesday 28th September 2016, features 10 top UK technology firms pitching to US investors.

Following on from last year's Pitch NYC 2015, the event is for later-stage firms looking to grow their business, primarily in the US market, and is sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and hosted by Thomson Reuters at their Headquarters in Times Square.

All participating companies will go through a full Investor Readiness Bootcamp including pitch training, mentoring, and investor-focused workshops on entering the US.

Companies interested in applying can Apply Here. Please direct any inquiries to hydieatchinwag [dot] com