14th October 2022
Project A Knowledge Conference 2022 (PAKCon) is a one-day, in-person conference focussed on start-ups and venture capital. A broad range of digital operations specialists shared their insights and best practices. These included experts in fields as diverse as: investment to operations; marketing to software engineering; sales to branding; and data science to product management. The conference’s stated aim is to elevate the European Tech Ecosystem by connecting founders, operators and corporations.
Walker Morris Venture Capital and Technology & Digital experts Michael O’Halloran and Matthew Lingard attended to connect with established practitioners and hear from a new generation of disruptors about emerging opportunities in this space.
“PAKCon 2022 was a fantastic event – dynamic, well-organised and expansive in its ambition and delivery. The speakers encapsulated what is best about the venture capital scene: disruptive, energetic and highly intelligent entrepreneurs driving progress by refusing to accept established orthodoxies and endeavouring to ‘solve for’ issues previously thought about in a rigid and orthodox manner. Walker Morris is committed to supporting such dynamic change-makers and helping them efficiently navigate the legal challenges to securing the financial support they need to effect such disruption.”
“The conference offered an excellent insight into the challenges and opportunities facing businesses seeking investment in the current climate. The experts reaffirmed that new and disruptive technologies remain very attractive to investors, but that the value in such businesses will be heavily dependent on their ability to show prospective investors that they have secured the rights to their disruptive IP and technology. Clients should seek advice early – we stand well placed to offer assistance through pragmatic solutions to complex issues”.
The fast-growth companies and venture capital team at Walker Morris offers a full-service solution for companies or funds looking to obtain investment, scale a business or make an investment. If you would like to discuss anything raised in this article, or the subject generally, then please do feel free to reach out to the team using the details below.
Mike O’Halloran is a Director in Walker Morris’ Corporate Team. Mike has previously worked for some of the world’s leading law firms across London, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mike now specialises in supporting international private equity clients with their investments into the UK and venture capital work, where Mike advises both venture capital funds and fast-growth companies looking to secure investment.
Matt Lingard is a Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property team. Matt holds a postgraduate diploma in IP Law and Practice from Oxford University and specialises in advising digital-native companies on complex intellectual property and technology related issues.