How to Create a Start-Up With a Billion Dollars Outside of The U.S.
How do you sell your startup to Google? Or how do you attract an investor from Andressen Horowitz? How do you develop an idea in a working business? When is it time to scale? Mike Butcher will deliver a lecture, "How to create a start-up with a billion-dollar estimate outside the US." As of June 2017, there are 162 technology "unicorns" - non-public companies with an estimated value of over $1 billion. They're mostly concentrated in Silicon Valley, and it may seem that the secret of success for any technology business is an office in the U.S.. A leading European Techcrunch journalist and one of the most influential people in technology by the rankings of Wired UK, as well as an ex-adviser to the prime minister of Great Britain on work with technological start-ups, Mike Butcher will address whether an American base is necessary or not. He will also explain how to create not just another one-day-startup, but a company that changes a market. In addition, Mike will analyze the cases of European "unicorns" Farfetch, Shazam, Transferwise, Skrill, Blablacar, Skyscanner, Delivery Hero, and Asos.