Int'l SIG: How To Be a Success in Europe
Robin Murray - 3i International Venture Capital Group
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How To Be a Success in Europe
Robin Murray, of 3i, formerly CFO of iPIN, will talk about iPIN's European strategy. What worked and what didn't? How did they approach the market and how did they secure customers? What made them decide to establish European offices? Come and find out how they did it.
British beer and ploughman's provided!!!
OK, so what is a Ploughman's?
For those of you who have never been to a British pub, a ploughman's is basically what a farm worker used to eat at lunchtimes on the farm. Consisting of good quality British cheddar cheese, fresh crusty bread and sometimes pickle, nowadays washed down with beer! Come and try the real thing. (Note from Jeannine: These talented Brits can't even spell plowman correctly! Although they know how to do European business very well indeed! I suggest you join us and learn just how how to run a successful European business as well as checking out the plougmans/plowmans! By any spelling, it will round out our British meeting.
Robin Murray joined 3i in 2001 with a strategic and operational background in both Europe and the US. Most recently he was CFO and VP Corporate Development of iPIN - the leader in internet and wireless secure payment technologies. Previously, as a senior executive with THINK New Ideas Inc., he successfully oversaw corporate mergers and was responsible for financial operations and corporate strategy. In Europe, Robin worked for Ernst & Young, where he advised on corporate mergers and acquisitions and was the senior executive on a number of high profile corporate turnarounds in the the early 90s. Later, at McKinsey & Co., he provided strategic marketing and corporate finance advice to European-based multinational companies. Robin holds an MBA from Stanford University and BS in Chemistry from Bristol University, England. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
700 Welch Road, Suite 250
Stanford Barn (2nd floor)
Palo Alto, CA
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
No registration required