about us

COMPELLED TO FUEL CHANGE 

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

Each year we run three core programmes – the Annual November Summit, Global Scale Up Club, and Beyond HERizons – that connect innovators, investors and founders to academics, students, policy makers and first-time founders. 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 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 year-round programme that offers an opportunity for our community members to connect the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Silicon Valley and the UK. 

Sherry Coutu CBE

Janet Coyle

Lauren Quigley

Christa Holmborg

Othniel Adeosun

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