From tech to brand – 20th April

TechThe evening will consist of a reception with a short one hour programme with interesting guests discussing deeptech to brand – commercialising IP and more. BGF Ventures have some great speakers lined up including our very own Simon Calver sharing his knowledge as ex CEO of LoveFiLm.

Speakers include:

  • Joe Braidwood, Tech startup executive that has led teams in San Francisco and London and helped grow SwiftKey to $250MM exit
  • Simon Calver, BGF Ventures Partner who previously spent 7 years as CEO of LOVEFiLM before its sale to Amazon, has built a career with companies such as Pepsi and Dell and has led early stage digital businesses such as Riverdeep plc
  • Matt Kingdon, co-Chairman and co-founder, ?What If!; twice voted the ‘Best Company To Work For’ in Europe by the FT. A renowned public speaker, innovation practitioner and author. Matt works closely with leaders of organisations grappling with the challenges of growth in an increasingly fast-paced and digitally enabled world.
  • Claire Ruskin, CEO of Cambridge Network, which brings together people and organisations to keep Cambridge at the top of the technology clusters in Europe. Claire helped form a number of start-ups, one of which became one of Cambridge’s fifteen unicorns – the £billion companies.

The evening will close with networking over food and drinks.

Event details

Location: Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JG
Time & Date: From 6pm, Thursday 20th April
Admission: Please register email Mo Molokwu at