The Tech Tour 2018 Deep Tech Summit, an initiative of the Tech Tour and the  International Venture Club took place on 9-10 October 2018 in London and focused on showcasing the 33 best investment opportunities within the deep tech industry in Europe. During the first day of the Summit, investors and corporates joined the Investor Roundtable Programme while the CEOs joined workshops hosted by Wiggin and Cocoon Networks. 


“It’s a pleasure to support and lead the DTS 2018 at a time when the ecosystem is trying hard to identify those entrepreneurs and companies which will be the precious growth engines of tomorrow and require  all our support.”

Nish Kotecha, President










The programme and pitches revolve around the following themes:


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Blockchain applications
  • Software and Systems
  • IoT
  • Big Data, Cloud and Machine Learning


The agenda included presentations of 23 scale-ups and 10 outstanding emerging companies, discussion panels, keynotes and top level networking including a networking dinner. These will represent the "who's who" of the Deep Tech and Venture Capital market including:


  • 23 of Europe’s most promising growth companies (scale-ups, not start-ups) nominated and selected from a list of 200 candidates from across the European Continent 
  • 50 to 70 of the most active specialised venture capital and private equity investors
  • 30 to 50 corporate venturing or innovation leaders of large industrial organisations and technology corporation



Tech Tour Summits are widely celebrated for:


  • Industry led content – each year volunteer Summit Presidents, together with the selection committee, lend their convening power to attract the top 5% entrepreneurs who will generate 95% of the returns
  • CEO-only workshops on the first day led by industry experts from leading investment banks, law firms and management consultancy firms
  • Investor-only Roundtable on the first day organised by the International Venture Club (Tech Tour’s investor club with 80+ VC and CVC members)
  • Evening reception and dinner bringing the investors and scale-up CEOs together and facilitating relationship building
  • Second day with scale-up pitches, and meetings between investors and entrepreneurs


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