Masterclass: Tech Company Valuation – Finding and achieving the valuation you need

UK Innovation Forum supported by PraxisUnico

19 March 2014 9am-1pm | London

Bring your questions and get advice from our panel of renowned specialists with a wealth of experience to share.
This highly interactive workshop will provide you with the essential information you need to understand how to get a compelling valuation of your technology business – including the thorny challenge of how best to value your IP.
Aimed at anyone who is involved in fundraising for, exiting, or buying a technology business, and technology transfer professionals.
Chatham House rules apply, but emailed questions can be posed anonymously on your behalf also.
The half-day programme includes:
  • Company valuation - Dr Andrew Smith: Global life science industry professional, public and private equity
  • IP valuation - Kelvin King, Valuation Consulting Co. Ltd and IP Guru, and Martin Brassell, CEO Inngot
  • Realising your valuation - Simon Acland, Independent Venture Capital and Private Equity professional, and author
  • Panel discussion - Bring your real-life valuation challenges to our experts
  • Sandwich lunch - With more chance for conversation
The delegate rate is £80+vat for UKIF and PraxisUnico members. The rate for non-members is £100+vat.


Dr Andrew Smith: Andy is a specialist investor with extensive experience in life science public and private equity. He has, and continues to be, an active FCA authorised and regulated investor for 14 years and has taught forecasting, modeling and valuation at British universities. As a journalist, he writes the weekly Stockwatch column in Scrip since January 2011. As well as lecturing at Regents University, Andy is Fund Manager at Aetia Ltd, Chief Investment Officer at MannBio Invest and contributing editor at Informa plc. His previous roles include Head of Corporate Finance–PharmaVentures, Fund Manager–AXA Framlington Investment Managers, Partner–SV Life Sciences, Director & Fund Manager–Schroders and Investment Director–3i Group plc.
Kelvin King: Kelvin left the Government’s Share Valuation after 17 years to establish a Valuation Unit for a large accountancy practice and before founding Valuation Consulting Co. was the MD of a specialist valuation company within two major investment banks. Kelvin is a contributor to many journals and books, and his own book ‘Valuation and Exploitation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets’ was published in 2003. Kelvin has been one of two separately listed UK expert witnesses in the areas of IP and intangible asset valuation. He is the founder of the Society of Share and Business Valuers, Deputy Chairman RICS Business Valuation, Chartered Valuation Surveyor and Registered Business Valuer, founding expert of Lord Woolf’s Expert Witness Institute, member of the Licensing Executive Society, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (Associate), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Fellow and Registered Business Valuer) and the International Association of Consultants, Valuers and Analysts.Simon Acland: Simon is an experienced Chairman or Non-Executive Director and Venture Capital Investor in 25 companies in the last 10 years. He is currently on the board of Elektron plc (an AIM listed components and instrumentation company), Bond Fabrications (a manufacturer of structures and enclosures made mainly from PVC) and TP70 2008 I plc and TP70 2010 plc, both London Stock Exchange listed Venture Capital Trusts managed by Triple Point. He is a trustee of the wild plant conservation charity Plantlife. Simon’s entrepreneurs’ guide to venture capital ‘Angels, Dragons and Vultures – How to tame your investors and not lose your company’ was published in 2010. His first novel, The Waste Land, a Holy Grail tale set in the First Crusade, was published in June 2010, and its sequel, The Flowers of Evil, followed in 2011.

Martin Brassell: Martin is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Inngot, which provides online tools to help businesses identify IP and intangibles and understand their value. Martin recently co-authored the Intellectual Property Office’s report into IP and finance. Martin has held a variety of senior information industry roles; from 2005-2009, he was an Enterprise Hub Director, supporting high potential ventures with their fundraising and IP commercialisation.

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To register for this event – please contact Helen O’Connor.

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