Tech Tour Growth Forum Geneva & Lausanne March 19-20, 2015

Global Partners

PICTET Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 357 billion (EUR 297 billion) in assets under management and custody at June 2012. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 3,200 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.
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GIDE Gide is a premier international law firm. Founded in Paris in 1920, the firm now operates from 17 offices worldwide. With 600 lawyers, drawn from 35 different nationalities, Gide offers some of the most respected specialists in all sectors of national and international finance and business law. In each of its offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, Gide provides its clients with comprehensive knowledge of local markets, regional expertise, and the resources of an international law firm.
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H. Moser & Cie What makes H. Moser watches very rare? Well, it’s a combination of three things. First, we’re an independent, Swiss, family-run business which believes in challenging the norm – this is nothing new as H. Moser & Cie. has a long history of entrepreneurialism. Second, all of our movements are manufactured in-house. Every watch we make is built and finished by hand, hence we make very few watches. And third, we make ingenious products. Our watches house unique features and our complications are simple and functional. It’s part of our DNA to do everything in our power to make better watches. Few watchmakers can boast one of the above, let alone all three. So, when you acquire an H. Moser, you can rest assured that you own something not only truly exceptional but also very rare.
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Host Partners

BOF The connections you make every day lead to new opportunities. When you partner with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, our global network of specialists find the ideal solutions for linking your business with capital, financial solutions and industry expertise around the world.
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VAUD The mission of the Department for Economic Affairs of the State of Vaud is to put in place the framework conditions required to promote economic growth. Its objectives are designed to highlight the know-how of companies and to make the canton an attractive and competitive environment. The vitality of economy in the Canton of Vaud is particularly remarkable in state-of-the-art industries with high added value such as life sciences, information technology, micro- and nanotechnology, environmental and agri-food technologies. Strong political support and many concrete state support and incentives serve to reinforce growth in these sectors.
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Silver Sponsor

Nasdaq Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients.

Nasdaq Private Market

The Nasdaq Private Market, LLC is the new capital market for leading private companies. Through its broker-dealer network and partners, Nasdaq Private Market connects companies with a global community of investors, and provides an integrated equity solution for managing everything from cap table management to stock plan administration. Whether a company seeks to optimize an eventual IPO or remain private permanently, Nasdaq Private Market provides complete capital market support to meet its needs. For certain eligible investors and shareholders, Nasdaq Private Market is a place to discover and engage with some of the most exciting private companies.

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Bronze Sponsor

Euronext Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth €2.6 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.
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Media and Data Partner

Dow Jones Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including The Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation. Dow Jones is also the provider of Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital, which delivers news and data products to private equity and venture capital professionals daily.
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Local Support Partner

Uber Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
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