The technology team at Penningtons Manches is delighted to be taking part in London Tech Week 2018, the capital’s largest crowdsourced festival of tech which begins on Monday 11 June and is set to attract over 55,000 attendees from 90 countries.
The firm is a key sponsor of one of the week’s major events, the Global Ecosystems Summit, taking place on Thursday 14 June at Indigo at the O2. This dedicated event is an opportunity for global start-up hubs and innovation programmes to showcase their tech ecosystems and provides an intersection point for scale-ups, corporates and venture capital and brings together entrepreneurs, accelerators/ incubators, corporate innovation, tech buyers, family offices and trade bodies. Partner James Klein, Penningtons Manches’ head of technology, is taking part in the panel session focused on the US and Canada. James, who was integral in setting up and developing the firm’s thriving San Francisco office, has significant experience in US-UK investment and cross-border work.
The firm is also supporting the UK-India Tech Summit taking place on Tuesday 12 June at the Institute of Directors. Partner Phillip D’Costa, a key member of Penningtons Manches’ India group, will be taking part in a panel on ecosystems and trade partnerships. Other prominent members of Penningtons Manches’ technology team, including the firm’s head of immigration, Pat Saini, will be out in force attending events throughout the week.
Penningtons Manches’ multi-disciplinary, cross-office team is a key player in the technology sector and is embedded in the tech community at all growth stages. The team offers expert advice from commercial to clean tech and more and is noted as “able to draw on an increasing global presence when acting for a national and international client base” in Chambers UK.
Alongside their impressive work, the team has produced two well-received thought leadership reports in the last six months. Focusing on technology funding, Academic spinouts – a report on the funding of UK spinouts looks at equity investment, grants and exits of spinouts located in the United Kingdom. With Penningtons Manches’ US team steadily growing, the tech team also authored From the Golden Gate to the Golden Triangle, which discusses the increasing US investment in the UK technology sector and the possibility of a ‘golden age’ of Silicon Valley investment.