Agenda | BVCA High Growth

High Growth 2022

7 - 8 June 2022 | Central London

Agenda

From start-ups to scale-ups, High Growth connects capital with innovative companies and accelerates success

Join us in person for two days of in-depth presentations, interactive panel discussions and unrivalled networking. Senior business leaders, innovative entrepreneurs and experienced angel, venture and growth capital investors will share their insights into the capital needed to accelerate and grow, the skills needed to effectively scale and the know-how to take your business to the next level.

Please note all agenda times listed are BST. Timings and sessions are subject to change. The full list of speakers will be confirmed shortly.

Day 1: Venture7 June 2022

Early Afternoon Sessions 12:00 - 14:30
Mid-Late Afternoon Sessions 14:30 - 17:30

Day 2: Growth8 June 2022

Morning Sessions 08:00 - 11:20
Mid-Morning Sessions 11:20 - 13:30
Early Afternoon Sessions 13:30 - 15:10
Mid-Late Afternoon Sessions 15:10 - 18:00

Day 1: Venture

Day 1 of the conference takes place at Bounce Farringdon, London EC1N 2TD

12:00

Arrival lunch and refreshments

12:35

Welcome

Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

12:50

Market overview Presentation

Henry Whorwood

Head of Research & Consultancy, Beauhurst

13:05

Keynote address

Chi Onwurah MP

Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital

13:15

From angel to VC: building the pipeline Panel discussion

Moderator: Rod Beer

Managing Director, UK Business Angel Association

Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

Peter Cowley

Entrepreneur and angel investor

Graham Schwikkard

CEO, SyndicateRoom

13:35

Founder pitches

Host: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

13:45

Vertical integration – what it means for seed and series A investment Panel discussion

Moderator: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Sarah Drinkwater

Advisor and Angel Investor

Cian Hughes

Partner, Sure Valley Ventures

Marcus Love

Co-founder & Partner, Love Ventures

Leo Ringer

Founding Partner, Form Ventures

14:05

Refreshment break

14:30

Hitting the ceiling Panel discussion

Moderator: Richard Hoskins

Co Principal, Kin Group

Sonia Powar

Chair of the Investment Committee, Frog Capital

Dr Simon Thomas

CEO, Paragraf

Maria Wagner

Partner, Beringea

Andrew Williamson

Managing Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital & Chair, BVCA Venture Capital Committee

14:50

Founder pitches

Host: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

15:00

What can we do to improve diversity in VC? Presentation

Gurpreet Manku

Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

15:05

Investing in women Panel discussion

Moderator: Jenny Tooth OBE

Executive Chair, UK Business Angel Association

Farhan Lalji

Managing Director, Anthemis

Deepali Nangia

Partner, Speedinvest

Cate Poulson

Head of Talent Network, BGF

15:25

Finding & hiring global remote talent Panel discussion

Moderator: Sam Perry

Director of Strategic Alliances - Private Equity, Globalization Partners

Charlie Hunt

Principal Consultant, Director of UK, PER

15:45

Who holds the cards? – an in depth look at term sheet negotiations Panel discussion

Moderator: David Strong

Partner, Marriott Harrison

16:05

Policy update – what the BVCA does for venture & growth Presentation

Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

16:15

Closing remarks

Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

16:20

Drinks reception

17:30

Day 1 ends

Day 2: Growth

Day 2 of the conference takes place at The Ham Yard Hotel, London W1D 7DT

08:00

Arrivals and registration

09:00

Welcome

Amy Abbott

Director, Events, BVCA

Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

09:15

Government update Presentation

Chris Philp MP

Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy

09:30

Big picture Presentation

Judith Hartley

CEO, British Patient Capital

09:40

Supercharging the science superpower Panel discussion

Moderator: Christine Hockley

Managing Director, Funds, British Patient Capital

Amelia Armour

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

Gilad Engel

Partner, Target Global

Dr Ilian Iliev

CEO, NetScientific PLC

10:05

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Keith Strickland

CEO, Plessey

10:15

The growth of venture debt Panel discussion

Moderator: Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

Shane Barry-Lyons

Principal, Kreos Capital

Walid Fakhry

Co-Managing Partner, Soho Square

Bailey Morrow

Managing Director, Venture & Growth, Silicon Valley Bank

Joanna Scott

Managing Director, BOOST&Co

10:40

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Paul Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Thought Machine

10:50

Refreshment break

11:20

Cap table co-existence: investment strategy alignment and dysfunction Panel discussion

Moderator: Michael Labriola

Partner, Wilson Sonsini (WSGR)

Jack Eadie

Partner, Downing Ventures

Andrew Starker

Senior Associate, Insight Partners

11:45

CEO viewpoint Presentation

11:55

Making sense of the ESG landscape Panel discussion

Moderator: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Ravi Bhatt

Director, Responsible Investment, Apis Partners

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Specialist – Environmental, Social and Governance, Mayfair Equity Partners & Chair, BVCA Responsible Investment Advisory Group

Karen McCormick

Chief Investment Officer, Beringea

Antonia Whitecourt

Head of Finance, Seedcamp

12:20

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Richard Colbert

CFO, Monica Vinader

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Fireside in conversation with Kerry Baldwin, BVCA Chair 2021-22

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner, IQ Capital and BVCA Chair 2021-22

13:40

VC IPO - learning more about listed funds Panel discussion

Moderator: Gurpreet Manku

Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

Richard Matthews

COO, Augmentum

Jess McCreadie

Principal, Octopus Ventures

Ben Wilkinson

CFO, Molten Ventures

14:05

CEO viewpoint Presentation

14:15

Maintaining valuation discipline Panel discussion

Moderator: Ian Connatty

Managing Director, Direct and Co-investments, British Patient Capital

Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

Damien Henault

Partner, TempoCap

Stephen Nundy

Partner & CTO, Lakestar

14:40

Refreshment break

15:10

Bolt-on acquisitions: opportunities and pitfalls for growth companies Panel discussion

Moderator: Malcolm MacDougall

Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Spyro Korsanos

Managing General Partner, Fuse Venture Partners

Rupert West

Managing Director, Puma Private Equity

15:35

CEO viewpoint Presentation

15:45

The challenges of international expansion Panel discussion

Moderator: Charlotte Phipps-Hornby

Head of Corporate BD, Senior Director, Vistra

Flor Kassai

Partner, Inflexion

Richard Shaw

Partner, Growth Capital Partners

16:10

Keynote address

Andrew Mitchell

Director General for Exports, Department for International Trade

16:25

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

16:30

Drinks reception

18:00

Conference ends

Day 1: Venture7 June 2022

Early Afternoon Sessions 12:00 - 14:30 Mid-Late Afternoon Sessions 14:30 - 17:30

Day 1 of the conference takes place at Bounce Farringdon, London EC1N 2TD

12:00

Arrival lunch and refreshments

12:35

Welcome

Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

12:50

Market overview Presentation

Henry Whorwood

Head of Research & Consultancy, Beauhurst

13:05

Keynote address

Chi Onwurah MP

Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital

13:15

From angel to VC: building the pipeline Panel discussion

Moderator: Rod Beer

Managing Director, UK Business Angel Association

Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

Peter Cowley

Entrepreneur and angel investor

Graham Schwikkard

CEO, SyndicateRoom

13:35

Founder pitches

Host: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

13:45

Vertical integration – what it means for seed and series A investment Panel discussion

Moderator: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Sarah Drinkwater

Advisor and Angel Investor

Cian Hughes

Partner, Sure Valley Ventures

Marcus Love

Co-founder & Partner, Love Ventures

Leo Ringer

Founding Partner, Form Ventures

14:05

Refreshment break

14:30

Hitting the ceiling Panel discussion

Moderator: Richard Hoskins

Co Principal, Kin Group

Sonia Powar

Chair of the Investment Committee, Frog Capital

Dr Simon Thomas

CEO, Paragraf

Maria Wagner

Partner, Beringea

Andrew Williamson

Managing Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital & Chair, BVCA Venture Capital Committee

14:50

Founder pitches

Host: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

15:00

What can we do to improve diversity in VC? Presentation

Gurpreet Manku

Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

15:05

Investing in women Panel discussion

Moderator: Jenny Tooth OBE

Executive Chair, UK Business Angel Association

Farhan Lalji

Managing Director, Anthemis

Deepali Nangia

Partner, Speedinvest

Cate Poulson

Head of Talent Network, BGF

15:25

Finding & hiring global remote talent Panel discussion

Moderator: Sam Perry

Director of Strategic Alliances - Private Equity, Globalization Partners

Charlie Hunt

Principal Consultant, Director of UK, PER

15:45

Who holds the cards? – an in depth look at term sheet negotiations Panel discussion

Moderator: David Strong

Partner, Marriott Harrison

16:05

Policy update – what the BVCA does for venture & growth Presentation

Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

16:15

Closing remarks

Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

16:20

Drinks reception

17:30

Day 1 ends

Day 2: Growth8 June 2022

Morning Sessions 08:00 - 11:20 Mid-Morning Sessions 11:20 - 13:30 Early Afternoon Sessions 13:30 - 15:10 Mid-Late Afternoon Sessions 15:10 - 18:00

Day 2 of the conference takes place at The Ham Yard Hotel, London W1D 7DT

08:00

Arrivals and registration

09:00

Welcome

Amy Abbott

Director, Events, BVCA

Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

09:15

Government update Presentation

Chris Philp MP

Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy

09:30

Big picture Presentation

Judith Hartley

CEO, British Patient Capital

09:40

Supercharging the science superpower Panel discussion

Moderator: Christine Hockley

Managing Director, Funds, British Patient Capital

Amelia Armour

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

Gilad Engel

Partner, Target Global

Dr Ilian Iliev

CEO, NetScientific PLC

10:05

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Keith Strickland

CEO, Plessey

10:15

The growth of venture debt Panel discussion

Moderator: Leon de Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services, BVCA

Shane Barry-Lyons

Principal, Kreos Capital

Walid Fakhry

Co-Managing Partner, Soho Square

Bailey Morrow

Managing Director, Venture & Growth, Silicon Valley Bank

Joanna Scott

Managing Director, BOOST&Co

10:40

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Paul Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Thought Machine

10:50

Refreshment break

11:20

Cap table co-existence: investment strategy alignment and dysfunction Panel discussion

Moderator: Michael Labriola

Partner, Wilson Sonsini (WSGR)

Jack Eadie

Partner, Downing Ventures

Andrew Starker

Senior Associate, Insight Partners

11:45

CEO viewpoint Presentation

11:55

Making sense of the ESG landscape Panel discussion

Moderator: Chris Elphick

Policy Manager, Venture Capital, BVCA

Ravi Bhatt

Director, Responsible Investment, Apis Partners

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Specialist – Environmental, Social and Governance, Mayfair Equity Partners & Chair, BVCA Responsible Investment Advisory Group

Karen McCormick

Chief Investment Officer, Beringea

Antonia Whitecourt

Head of Finance, Seedcamp

12:20

CEO viewpoint Presentation

Richard Colbert

CFO, Monica Vinader

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Fireside in conversation with Kerry Baldwin, BVCA Chair 2021-22

Interviewer: Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner, IQ Capital and BVCA Chair 2021-22

13:40

VC IPO - learning more about listed funds Panel discussion

Moderator: Gurpreet Manku

Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

Richard Matthews

COO, Augmentum

Jess McCreadie

Principal, Octopus Ventures

Ben Wilkinson

CFO, Molten Ventures

14:05

CEO viewpoint Presentation

14:15

Maintaining valuation discipline Panel discussion

Moderator: Ian Connatty

Managing Director, Direct and Co-investments, British Patient Capital

Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

Damien Henault

Partner, TempoCap

Stephen Nundy

Partner & CTO, Lakestar

14:40

Refreshment break

15:10

Bolt-on acquisitions: opportunities and pitfalls for growth companies Panel discussion

Moderator: Malcolm MacDougall

Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Spyro Korsanos

Managing General Partner, Fuse Venture Partners

Rupert West

Managing Director, Puma Private Equity

15:35

CEO viewpoint Presentation

15:45

The challenges of international expansion Panel discussion

Moderator: Charlotte Phipps-Hornby

Head of Corporate BD, Senior Director, Vistra

Flor Kassai

Partner, Inflexion

Richard Shaw

Partner, Growth Capital Partners

16:10

Keynote address

Andrew Mitchell

Director General for Exports, Department for International Trade

16:25

Closing remarks

Michael Moore

Director General, BVCA

16:30

Drinks reception

18:00

Conference ends