Cross Border Angels and Investors, a Scaale Group company arranged KnowCBA session in London hosted by DWF LLP, an international law firm at their office with one of the best views in London. Invite only meeting was attended by investors and innovation eco system stakeholders.
From CBA, meeting was attended by Kaushal Chokshi based in San Francisco, Founder of Scaale Group, Marta Emerson based in Barcelona, VP of Scaale and Director of CBA Europe, Ashwin Sanzgiri based in Toronto, VP of Scaale Capital and Director of CBA, North America & Asia, Max Gurvits based in Bulgaria, Director of CBA for CCE, MENA and CIS.
The CBA team talked about what is being done for cross border investments, deals closed, deal pipeline, process and launch of Startup World Rocks 2017 and iMentor.Co. There was lively discussion about the overall state of startups in London and Europe. Following was mentioned by various speakers:
Last year 6000 companies got started in UK.
Only 3% of the startups reach Series A
Successful British companies need to scale globally
Exit of UK companies does not have to be in US but it can be in Europe
The group parted with a feeling that more cross border investments are required and possible. CBA can play an important role. CBA plans to do many events in UK including Pitch2CBA, Startup2Startup and Startup World Rocks 201 event in April.
Founder of Scaale Group
VP of Scaale and Director of CBA Europe
VP of Scaale Capital and Director
of CBA, North America & Asia
Director of CBA for CCE,
MENA and CIS
London EC3M 3AG