Last week saw Erevena celebrating some of the best of British Tech entrepreneurs and investors at the GBx Gala in San Francisco. GBx is a curated private network for successful British entrepreneurs and senior British tech executives living in the Bay Area, and the Gala recognised the contribution of a number them:
Cal Henderson, the founder and CTO of Slack was toasted for their IPO.
Alex Tew and Michael Acton Smith were also celebrated, having achieved Unicorn status with their latest investment round, led by British investor Nicola Quinn at Lightspeed, for their meditation app Calm, dubbed “Nike for the mind”.
Prominent British General Partner at Bond, Juliet de Baubigny, took the stage to interview one of her portfolio CEOs, Gwyneth Paltrow (Founder of Goop) and discussed how to create networks of female entrepreneurs to support them in the venture ecosystem.
Up and coming Entrepreneurs Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don won best British company of 2019 in the Bay for ClassDojo (helping primary school teachers and parents communicate better on their messaging platform) – they have raised $66m to scale out. Their award was presented by HRH Princess Beatrice.
This was topped off with a fly past by the Red Arrows in Union Jack colours over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Terry Shaw (Partner), Sam Wilkins (Senior Partner), Tyson Bennett (Senior Partner)
Juliet de Baubigny (General Partner at Bond) and Gwyneth Paltrow
HRH Princess Beatrice