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Tech Everest Breakfast Q&A

An innovative seminar series, hosted by Hicksons Lawyers

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 Q&A Recap | March 2024 

IMG_1180.JPGOur first instalment of Tech Everest for 2024 was an informative session with guest speaker Emma Weston, CEO & Co-Founder of AgriDigital. 
In an interesting discussion with Hani Iskander, Emma spoke about her entrepreneurial journey in creating AgriDigital in 2016 along with two fellow co-founders.
Emma spoke about her experience in raising capital.
By keeping abreast with cycles in the Agri-market alongside a good mutual understanding with investors, this has helped to build a great business. Emma went onto discuss the commercial barriers they have encountered in the industry and how AgriDigital discovered pragmatic solutions.

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 

IMG_1180.JPGOur 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, aIMG_1180.JPG 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

Partner (Cube Capital)

T: 02 8090 2888

E: [email protected]

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.

David Fischl


T: 02 9293 5413

E: [email protected]

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.

Quincy Wong


T: 02 9293 5442

E: [email protected]

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 Henderson


T: 02 9293 5436

E: [email protected] 

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 Ellis 


T: 02 9293 5400

E: [email protected] 

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.

Angela Woods 

Senior Associate 

T: 02 9293 5481

E: [email protected] 

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 Liu


T:  02 9293 5491

E: [email protected]

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.

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