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June 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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How to Know When to Sell Half Your Company

On the heels of one of the most lucrative private company financing deals to be secured by a local technology firm, we thought you would enjoy hearing the story behind the story.  From the company origins and growth to the strong validation by the VC community – from the guy who should know.

Craig Betts, founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solace Systems, will be with us to share as much of that story as he can.  Craig graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, settled in Ottawa in 2000, and has been building Solace into a world-class company since 2001.  His vision was to leverage Ottawa’s well-known networking heritage and apply it to the challenges of guaranteeing delivery of sensitive real-time information between applications – a solution that becomes more critical every day.

Along the way, Craig has raised more than $250M in funding and transformed Solace from a start-up to an established company that is profitable, enjoys an annual growth rate of 30%, and employs almost two hundred professionals around the globe.  Being this successful today requires many things.  Key among them is expertise in corporate finance, and the know-how to raise money in the tricky VC arena.

Much of this cannot be learned by reading books or surfing the Internet.  Craig will share his experiences and his insight.  We are sure this will be of interest to our full TechTuesday community, so we hope you can join us …

Date:  Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Time:  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:  The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
Cost:  No charge

5:00 – 5:30 PM:  Arrival, Networking
5:30 – 6:15 PM:  Pre-show cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – 7:45 PM:  Presentation, Q&A
7:45 – 9:00 PM:  Post-show networking

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June 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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