Venture Capital, International Expansion and Investment

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They say that money makes the world go round, and indeed, one of the greatest challenges for growth companies is getting the right capital at the right time. We focus here on the opportunities of international investment and deal making.  This track gives technology companies a sense of what is needed to succeed with investors, and the importance of finding a financing partner that can provide the right additional value beyond the financing.

Speakers include Len Jordan (Madrona), Stephen Saltzman (Intel Capital), Bill Bryant (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), and Gregory Carson (Ocean Bridge Capital).

On the agenda are industry specific discussions; key note speakers; business and knowledge matchmaking sessions with delegates from Sweden and the U.S.; the Wallenberg Banquet Dinner; seminars; optional company visits to Boeing, Microsoft, University of Washington; as well as many networking opportunities.
Friday May 7


Business Matchmaking

Company tables
Select companies from Sweden will have their companies on display throughout the session.

Introduction: International Dynamics and Ecosystem in Capital Management, Deals and Investing
Keynote speaker:

  • Gregory Carson, Ocean Bridge Capital/Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at GU

Intel’s International Investment Strategy and History, and Trends
Keynote speaker:
  • Stephen Saltzman - Director, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital


VC Trends and how the US VC operates. Example deals, CEO’s and Entrepreneurs
Keynote speaker
  • Len Jordan, Madrona Venture Group

Panel – Presentations with Venture Capitalists evaluating innovating companies
  • Gregory Carson, Ocean Bridge Capital
Presenters: Select Swedish Innovation and Growth companies
An interactive ‘Dragon’s Den’ format, where Entrepreneurs present to some of the NW’s top Venture Capitalists. The Panel will critique, question, and opine in this ‘no holds barred’ simulated VC pitch that lets the audience and the Swedish companies get a taste of how VCs evaluate a business plan.

Closing Happy Hour

Note: This agenda is provisional and subject to change


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Venture Capital, International Expansion, and Investment                     $20
(Includes coffee and fika)
Further qualifications and additional fees may apply for panelists.

If you are a Growth company seeking funding and you would like to have a table in the Venture Capital room, or present your plan to the venture capitalists, please email Gregory Carson at oceanbridgeinfo@gmail AND fill out the online application.