about us


Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK), was founded in 2006, by Reid Hoffman, Sherry Coutu CBE and Ellen Levy who felt compelled to fuel the global ecosystem for tech entrepreneurship.

Now run out of London & Partners, SVC2UK exists to support UK and London scale ups, champion an inclusive and diverse ecosystem and inspire the next generation of innovators.

“SVC2UK was born out of Ellen, Reid and I thinking:
what can we do to improve the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in the UK?”

Sherry Coutu, CBE

Chair & Co-Founder, SVC2UK

Our Purpose

Now in our seventeenth year, not only do our SVC2UK alumni and community span the globe, but our programmes now span the calendar year.

We run three core programmes – the Annual November Summit, Scale Up Club, and Beyond HERizons – that connect innovators, investors and founders to corporates, academics, policy makers and scale up founders and leaders. Within our core programmes, our activities include:

Support founders and scale ups to navigate the challenges of scaling and understand global tech ecosystems

Establish strong networks between two of the world’s most innovative tech ecosystems - London and Silicon Valley

Facilitate learning by bringing together thought leaders to discuss trends in the global innovation landscape

Inspire future entrepreneurship by sharing real-world, diverse stories and advice from founders and experts

Offer targeted support through our highly curated programmes

Our team

Supported by a small team out of London & Partners, SVC2UK is now a year-round programme that offers an opportunity for our community members to connect with the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Silicon Valley, the UK, and beyond. 

Sherry Coutu CBE

Janet Coyle CBE

Andrew Tibbitts

Christa Holmborg

London & Partners is registered in England under no. 7493460. Registered Office: London & Partners, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL.

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