An integral part of the BVCA’s mission is to promote diversity within our industry and support firms to build inclusive environments in which everyone can thrive. The Women’s Breakfast is an open platform for the promotion of women’s issues in our industry, sharing experiences and best practice, and providing networking with the UK's top private equity and venture capital practitioners and advisers. This event is open to both men and women.
08:30 Registration and networking breakfast
09:00 Welcome and keynote address
09:30 Further coffee and networking
10:00 Event close
Shirin Dehghan, Senior Partner, Frog Capital
Shirin Dehghan, a former technology entrepreneur and CEO who co-founded telecoms software company, Arieso, in 2002, understands the challenges facing CEOs during the ‘Scale-Up’ phase and knows what is takes to succeed: she raised venture capital, grew to 50 tier-1 customers in 30 countries and to over €40m in revenues, and successfully exited Arieso at 40x EBITDA; thus returning 5x to investors. She has since been appointed Executive Chairwoman to OpenSignal in 2016, which has seen 500% growth in two years. Shirin is now a partner at Frog Capital, ‘The CEO’s VC’, whose focus is to help businesses during the ‘Scale-Up’ phase. “I had an incredible journey at Arieso, learning so much from our scale-up journey, as well as my turn around experience at OpenSignal as Chairwoman. When thinking about joining a VC, I looked for a genuine platform for helping CEOs scale their businesses.”
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