Int'l SIG: The European Software Market
7:00-7:15pm announcements and introductions
8:30-9:00pm networking/one-on-one discussions
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
The European software market from a venture capitalists viewpoint in comparison to that found in the US. Stuart's view of why this is relevant to a new US company that has aspirations to breaking into the European market. He'll follow this with 'brief lessons learned by 3i'.
Stuart Chapman helped set up 3i's current operation in the US in 1999. Having joined 3i in 1991, he has extensive experience of venture capital in Europe, having completed software transactions in the UK, France, Germany, Denmark and Ireland.
Prior to joining 3i, Stuart worked for the Developing Countries Group of HSBC Bank, involved in private equity transactions in Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.
Patrick is responsible for 3i's Marketing world wide as well as it's Chief Executive and Independent Director Programmes. 3i is a leading international venture capital company with 43 locations in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.
He has extended 3i's Independent Directors Programme into the Europe's leading placer of Non Executives, and more recently expanded the position internationally. He is a regular speaker and commentator on boardroom issues including "Managing Board Disharmony".
His first book "Running Board Meetings" published in 1997 received wide acclaim and is now in it's second edition. The second "Directors Dilemmas" has been described by Sir John Harvey Jones as 'a major contribution to the thinking Director's education'. Before joining 3i he spent time in the chemical industry with Air Products and at Cranfield getting his MBA. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and a regular columnist for Management Today. He also lectures on the Owner Directors Programme at INSEAD and is a member of the professional standards committee of the European Venture Capital association.