Mission to San Francisco

In May 2018, SVC2UK took 15 of London’s up-and-coming Female Founders on a fast-paced trade mission to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. With businesses ranging from Uuni, the world’s first portable wood-fired oven to The Dots, an AURA award winning consumer insight agency the founders exemplify London’s diverse talent and culture of innovation, and were fantastic ambassadors for the UK.

The 3-day programme kicked off with a packed reception at the British Consul General’s house and included tours of Facebook and Instagram’s HQs and speed mentoring with Kate Dutton and the GBx group. The founders joined roundtables with Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA of Facebook, Marne Levine, COO, Instagram, Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box and Cal Henderson, co-founder and CTO at Slack. They sat down with leading tech entrepreneurs Xochi Birch and Julie Hanna, and visiting Google’s Moonshot Factory to meet with Obi Felten, who leads early stage projects at X.

Described by mission attendee Ella Goldner (Zinc VC) as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the most amazing female leaders, build meaningful relationships and invest in yourself and your business’, the fourth Female Founders Mission is among our most successful yet!