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Chris Lowe of NOTWICS, Scaling and growth of ventures
February 13, 2021 08:07 AM PST
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Chris Lowe is the founder of NOTWICS which is a well established Technology community, built over the last 8 years. Chris has many years of experience in all stages of the Technology scene built upon his background in Bloomberg and investment banking.
As well as the current businesses Chris & his team are advising to navigate the headwinds of Covid-19 and grow, NOTWICS actively comments and executes frequent investor sentiment surveys. He will share up to date findings, market sentiment and predictions for 2021 as we go through this pandemic.
Our sessions have great content, active discussion and networking with peers so it is great mutual value for participants.
Upcoming programs for tech start ups, ventures and CVC can be found at Aimava Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163
Do also subscribe for future videos and listen to our podcasts at Gaule's Question Time on Apple, Spotify, Google and other platforms. Full list at https://gaulesqt.podomatic.com

Cindy Hoots - CDO & CIO, AstraZeneca. Health and pharma digital future
January 26, 2021 09:24 AM PST
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Cindy and Andrew Gaule discussed the seismic changes occurring in digital operations, treatment development, engaging with patients and all while keeping secure.
The health and pharmaceutical digital future is also being transformed and Cindy outlined her approach for lean agile working, digitalisation, being responsive organisation and scaling to be a truly digital.
Aimava supports leading corporates to drive their Strategic Innovation and Corporate Venturing. www.aimava.com.
Upcoming programs for tech start ups, ventures and CVC can be found at Aimava Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163
Do also subscribe for future podcasts and watch sessions on Aimava Purpose to Performance Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV9o-htFNIk9Yt7jp2XcdWw

Anthony Rose Founder of SeedLegals discussing Venture Funding
January 03, 2021 11:34 PM PST
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We update the podcast we did with Anthony Rose in 2017. Seedlegals is a platform that provides an effective process for venture investing, SEIS, EIS tax, employee schemes etc.
Aimava supports leading corporates drive their Strategic Innovation and Corporate Venturing. www.aimava.com.
Upcoming programs for tech start ups, ventures and CVC can be found at Aimava Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163
Do also subscribe for future podcasts at Gaule's Question Time on Apple, Spotify, Google and other platforms. Full list at https://gaulesqt.podomatic.com
Videos available on Aimava - Purpose to Performance Channel.

Chris Adelsbach - Fintech and Digital investing - Lessons from pandemic
December 22, 2020 12:34 AM PST
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We discussed with Chris how the Venture and Investment space has changed during the pandemic, which are the hot spaces, how are deals happening, the outlook and how we adapt for the change.
Future events at Aimava Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

Chris Adelsbach, Partner of Outrun Ventures. Chris is an entrepreneur with 9 figure exit. Angel investor with private portfolio of 65 companies that have had over £820m of follow on investment. UKBAA Angel Investor of the year 2018/19. Chris led the leading FinTech accelerator in Europe as Managing Director of Techstars, investing in an additional 50 FinTech companies with a 5X return to date.

Bill Taranto Merck GHI Fund. Digital Health Innovation and Venturing
December 14, 2020 01:43 AM PST
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Bill has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and investing and he will share his many years of experience. Since April and during the pandemic the Merck GHI fund has invested in more than 5 completely new investments. Bill’s approach to eco system and what Aimava term Innovative New Value Chain investing we believe is a leading approach to Corporate Venturing and was featured in our book Purpose to Performance.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purpose-Performance-Innovative-Value-Chains/dp/161961653X
Future events at Aimava Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

Nigel Kershaw The Big Exchange - Purpose Driven Business and Impact Investing
December 04, 2020 12:42 AM PST
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Nigel is the Chair of The Issue Big Issue Group and founder of The Big Exchange (https://bigexchange.com) whose mission is to build a new financial system in the UK. One that works for everyone and delivers a positive impact on people, and the planet.
Andrew and Nigel discuss Purpose Driven business, the creation of The Big Issue 30 years ago, financial inclusivity, Impact Investing by financial institutions and how Corporate Venturing can be more impact-driven in their venturing.
Aimava supports leading corporate drive their Strategic Innovation and Corporate Venturing. www.aimava.com.
Upcoming events can be found at Aimava Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

David Mayhew, GE Ventures - Exiting a CVC Portfolio Part 2
November 27, 2020 04:03 AM PST
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This is from our program of venture discussions. Future events can be found at Eventbrite Aimava. In Part 2 of this session we gain great insights to the approach GE Ventures has made to the exiting the portfolio of 120 ventures.
GE Ventures then gives us the approach and key lessons as they have been a leading Corporate Venture Capital organisation that started in 2013 and had built a portfolio of more than 100 investments in ventures in the energy, health and digital themes. More recently, GE has refocused its business and has been actively winding down its venture portfolio. In the discussion we covered why and how GE started and grew its venturing, what changed strategically, lessons learnt and now the experience of coming out of venturing. David Mayhew is Chief Investment Officer of GE Ventures and has been responsible for portfolio management, capital allocation and investment oversight for GE Ventures. For more details on how we can help your Strategic Innovation, Corporate Venturing and creating a successful portfolio contact us at Aimava.com Eventbrite Aimava https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

David Mayhew, GE Ventures - Creating and Exiting a CVC Portfolio Part 1
November 24, 2020 10:49 PM PST
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This is from our program of venture discussions. Future events can be found at Eventbrite Aimava.
In Part 1 of this session we gain an overview of the successful 5Ps for venturing - Purpose, Process, People, Partners and Performance.
GE Ventures then gives us the approach and key lessonsas they have been a leading Corporate Venture Capital organisation that started in 2013 and had built a portfolio of more than 100 investments in ventures in the energy, health and digital themes. More recently, GE has refocused its business and has been actively winding down its venture portfolio.
In the discussion we covered why and how GE started and grew its venturing, what changed strategically, lessons learnt and now the experience of coming out of venturing.
David Mayhew is Chief Investment Officer of GE Ventures and has been responsible for portfolio management, capital allocation and investment oversight for GE Ventures.
For more details on how we can help your Strategic Innovation, Corporate Venturing and creating a successful portfolio contact us at Aimava.com
Eventbrite Aimava https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

Paul Mason, Innovate UK - Creating and Financing Tech Ventures.
November 12, 2020 05:24 AM PST
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This is from our program of venture discussions. Future events can be found at Eventbrite Aimava https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

Paul Mason is Director of Responsive Programmes at Innovate UK and shared how your venture can be supported. Innovate UK supports businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. In this session we will gain an overview of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Grant support, Loans and Investment that can be provided to tech led ventures. Themes that are currently supported include COVID, transport, smarter manufacturing, air transportation, Net Zero energy, plastic waste etc.

As we go through these unprecedented times many leading corporates are having to make many thousands of very smart people redundant who could create tech IP rich ventures.

Shell Ventures - Powering mobility and energy through the pandemic
October 23, 2020 12:19 AM PDT
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This is the main part of the session with Geert van de Wouw who shared his perspectives from his 15 years in Shell Ventures investing in Energy, Power & Heat, Mobility, Hydrogen etc with its global investment strategy with team members across the world. We discussed the impact on Corporate Venturing, pandemic affect on key themes, ventures surviving and thriving, areas where people leaving ventures could invest their entrepreneurial drive. This was a fascinating discussion as I worked with various parts of Shell and Shell GameChanger featured as a case study in our book "Open Innovation in Action, How to be strategic in the search for new sources of value” Andrew Gaule 2006.
Videos of previous online session we have done with organisations such as BMW iVentures, Williams, China Materialia Venture Fund etc can be found on our Channel Aimava Purpose to Performance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV9o-htFNIk9Yt7jp2XcdWw
Further details and future events at Aimava Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aimava-global-advisory-firm-11938296163

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