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Strategy into Practice: Social Payments - An idea, to a business, to an exit!

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Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: KHBS0026 (lecture 6.00pm-7.00pm), then Business School Atrium (networking 7.00pm-8.00pm), Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Vince Tallent & Peter Harkin

Strategy into Practice: Social Payments - An idea, to a business, to an exit!

If I can share an emotional experience with my daughter over WApp, why can't I give her some pocket money "over" the same experience?  From an idea to building a technology platform that is "truly agnostic."  A technology platform that addresses the convergence between the social and the financial worlds. Person to person (P2P) and person to merchant (P2M) payments - building the product. The importance of scale. A great management team and an outstanding board with the appropriate level of governance. Raising multiple rounds of financing from venture capitalists. An IPO or trade sale. 

Guest speakers

Vince Tallent BA(Hons), MBA, FCMA, CGMA is currently the group chief financial officer at Microcred (Baobab). Vince studied at Kingston University for a period of six years, BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance (1985-88) and MBA (1992-94). He has spent the last twenty three years within the TMT (telecommunications, media and technology) and Fin Tech (financial technology) industries, working with and being a key member of highly energised and focused senior management teams to help create and deliver value to shareholders in different firms. The companies have been at various stages of their development from early stage venture capital-backed companies such as OmniSky, Mobileway, Mobile365 and Fastacash, to more late stage companies backed by private equity such as Mach, Mobile Systems International and Microcred (Baobab) to large publicly-quoted companies such as Ingenico, MediaOne, US West and British Telecommunications.

Peter Harkin is a Kingston University MBA graduate. He has spent the last 20 years in the technology sector and has spent 15 of these in senior finance positions in venture capital and private equity-backed early and growth stage companies. His experience encompasses capital structuring, financing, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and he has been involved in a number of successful exits. In his current role, Peter is the group head of investor relations for the Microcred Group (Baobab).

This event is generously supported by Santander Universities.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kent Springdal
Email: K.Springdal@kingston.ac.uk

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