Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A | Tech Seminar at Hicksons Lawyers Sydney
What do Investors look for and how do they acquire tech businesses?
Tech Everest is an innovative Q&A seminar series, hosted each quarter and created in collaboration with Cube Capital, a leading M&A advisory firm specialising in the tech sector.
The speakers at the Tech Everest sessions will be accomplished experts in tech investment and successful tech company founders, and will provide an exciting opportunity for attendees to network, learn, and exchange ideas in a stimulating environment.
To stay up to date with Tech Everest, register your interest here or email [email protected]
Tech Everest Breakfast featuring Emma Weston from AgriDigital | Friday 15 March 2024 | 8:15am - 10:00am
Join us for our first Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A of 2024 where we will welcome Emma Weston, CEO & Co-Founder of AgriDigital.
This event provides a rare opportunity to delve into Emma's experiences of her pioneering work in revolutionising the global grain supply chain whilst making an indelible mark in agriculture. She will also discuss capital raising, navigating investor dynamics, and her strategies for scaling her team and competing globally.
Following the insightful discussion led by Hani Iskander, you'll have the chance to participate in an interactive Q&A session.
Register to attend here.
Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A Recap | November 2023
We welcomed Lisa Vincent, the dynamic Founder & CEO of HowToo. The moderated Q&A with Hani Iskander touched on the challenges Lisa has faced and overcome whilst founding HowToo
, an online training platform used by organisations.
Lisa delved into how the platform has exceeded her expectations by providing teachers with cultural awareness training, the importance of finding ‘raw gems’ in talent sourcing and how regularly revisiting customer experience is vital to the success of business.
The informative session was a really useful insight to how a Tech Founder dedicates time to every asepct of the business to ensure the product is continusouly valuable to customers.
Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A Recap | September 2023
Our third instalment of Tech Everest welcomed Nelson Ball, Vice President of Investments at Arcadea Group. After spending four years as Head of M&A at Constellation Software, Nelson co-founded Arcadea over two years ago. The global business has presence in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and North Amercia.
During the Q&A moderated by Hani Iskander, Nelson spoke the landscape of investing in technology companies from growth curves of businesses to aggregators and the importance of building rapport with future investors years before striking a deal.
Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A Recap | May 2023
During Q2's edition of Tech Everest, we enjoyed hearing from from our guest speaker
David Willington, Co-Founder & Partner at Bombora, a
funds management business that focusses on investing in and adding value to high growth early-stage companies.
Prior to funds management, David had a 20 year career in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking having been a Senior M&A Advisory Partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance for over 10 years.
Before that he held senior roles at N M Rothschild & Sons, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and Citigroup.
David touched on how private equity firms evaluate and consider investing in technology companies, advice on how to fast track growth, and how to list on a stock exchange or negotiate a trade sale.
Tech Everest Contacts
Hani Iskander is a partner at Cube Capital, a tech-focused M&A advisory firm. He spent 17 years in the software sector, having co-founded 6 software companies and held senior positions at multinational tech companies before moving to investment banking 15 years ago.
A Harvard trained negotiator with over 18 years’ experience, David can develop, negotiate and successfully implement large, complex contracts, particularly for complicated enterprise projects with far-reaching implications.
David’s ability to perform complex commercial financial modelling to determine the most beneficial solution, consistently produces cost savings and optimise contract terms; together creates long-term value for his clients.
With 10 years’ experience a trade mark attorney (and over 15 years’ experience as a lawyer), Quincy provides effective IP legal advice in the area of trade marks to clients. He has been instrumental to Hicksons’ delivery of successful outcomes in numerous IT contracts for clients, particularly the Australian and New Zealand Government sectors.
Quincy is a Harvard trained negotiator who has played an integral role in delivering over $3billion worth of key contracts for NSW Government, making him one of the most experienced lawyers in Australia for IT contracts.
Adam has over 15 years of experience supporting clients on a range of corporate matters, including government business and information technology. Adam provides a broad range of commercial law services, including corporate structuring and business relationship arrangements.
As a Harvard trained negotiator, Adam always has his clients’ interests in mind and is much appreciated for his sensitivity in navigating complex commercial relationships, while delivering comprehensive solutions.
Chloé is a Partner in Hicksons commercial dispute resolution team and provides services to a variety of clients, including, developers, contractors, consultants, government agencies, public authorities, insurers, insolvency practitioners, directors, shareholders and individuals.
For more than 10 years, Angela has advised clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters across industries such as pharmaceutical, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, logistics and technology in Australia, Scotland, England and Wales.
Emma is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at Hicksons. She advises clients from both public and private sectors on information and communication technology transactions.