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Tech Tour today announces the 26 most innovative deep tech companies at the Tech Tour 2017 Deep Tech Summit taking place in London on the 17-18 of October, 2017, where leading actors and investors from the international tech scene gather to seek investment opportunities in deep tech companies.


Over 240 companies were nominated by the Selection Committee to present at the event, 15% of companies coming from the UK, 15% from Germany and 9% from France. From the 26 selected presenting companies 38% (10) are UK companies, 15% (4) are from Spain, and 12% (3) are from Switzerland. The 26 chosen deep tech SMEs are headquartered across Europe and are active in cloud and data (23%), AI (19%), intelligent machines (15%), cybersecurity (12%), web platforms and software (12%), industry 4.0 (8%), the Internet of Things (4%), hardware and software (4%), and gaming (4%).


Marcos Battisti, Partner at C5 Partners, acts as President of the 2017 edition of the Summit and had this to say: “Over the past few years, we all have seen the advent of exciting deep tech clusters being formed in Europe. These clusters have been responsible for a huge amount of innovation, positioning Europe on the forefront of some important deep tech initiatives, like deep learning, robotics, connected cars, and IoT, amongst others. The Tech Tour 2017 Deep Tech Summit is the ideal forum to discuss and showcase some of these innovations which are shaping this renaissance of the continent.


Simone Cook, CEO of Draper Esprit, acts as Vice-President of the Summit this year and headed the selection of companies, and had this to say: “Deep Tech: the internet of things, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, are areas where Europe has traditionally punched above its weight.  With its strong industrial base, some of the world's top computer science institutions and a string of successful businesses in this area, we believe that Europe has the chance to be a real leader on a global stage. The mission of this event is to showcase the most disruptive technology businesses in deep tech and with this year's outstanding line-up of start-ups, we believe that both companies and investors will derive significant value from the conversations that ensue.


This is the 10th edition of the Summit, and the past 2 editions of the Summit have helped presenting companies raise nearly 124 million euros, with overall funding exceeding 1.7 billion euros through the last 4 editions alone. Previous presenting selected companies include: Atosho, Blue Yonder, Capptain, Currency Cloud, GoCardless, iZettle, Klarna and Wrapp.


The programme of the Tech Tour 2017 Deep Tech Summit features insight from successful industry experts and business leaders including:

  • Jurgen Schmidhuber (NNAISENSE), known as the godfather of AI, delivering a keynote
  • 26 company presentations in AI, Cloud & Data, Cybersecurity, Gaming, Hardware & Software, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Machines, IoT, and Web Platforms & Software
  • CEO Growth Academy master classes on “Deal terms” delivered by Shawn Atkinson (Orrick) and “How the world of investment has changed: new sectors, new financiers and financing options” delivered by Jean-Michel Deligny (Silverpeak)
  • Sir Ian Lobban (Director of the Government Communications Headquarters) delivering a fireside chat on cybersecurity with Liam Maxell (Government of the United Kingdom)
  • Panel discussion on “Cybersecurity standardization” with Jennifer Schenker (The Innovator), Daniel Freeman (C5 Capital), Felda Hardymon (Bessemer Venture Partners), Alex Van Someren (Amadeus Capital Partners) and Nithin Thomas (SQR Systems)
  • Panel discussion on the “Deep tech investment ecosystem in Europe” with Marcos Battisti (C5 Capital), Cyril Bertrand (XAnge Private Equity), Michel De Lempdes (Omnes Capital), Miles Kirby (Oxford Capital Partners) and Jean-Marc Patouillaud (Partech Ventures)


For more information please visit: Programme – Tech Tour 2017 Deep Tech Summit


The Tech Tour 2017 Deep Tech Summit is proudly supported by Pictet, Orrick, Draper Esprit, Silicon Valley Bank, Silverpeak,  The Innovator, British Business Bank, PitchBook, and RocketSpace.


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