About San Francisco 2012

On June 26th 2012, Europe and U.S. Internet industry leaders joined forces in San Francisco in the first transatlantic NOAH Internet Conference held at the Four Seasons in downtown San Francisco

The very best of Europe’s Internet companies & financiers came to San Francisco on June 26th 2012 for this year’s NOAH Conference to engage with U.S. counterparts and discuss the state of the Internet industry.

Over 300 high-caliber participants attended the event featuring over 60 speakers from around the globe. The program featured many European stars, from Bigpoint and Trivago, to BullionVault and EnGrande. Major internet investors will also be participating, including prominent firms such as Accel Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Index Ventures, KKR, Summit Partners and TA Associates as well as a variey of high profile angel investors.

Since its launch in London in 2009, the NOAH Conference has become the preeminent European event for Internet entrepreneurs, executives and investors to share insight into the latest proven concepts, network with senior executives and establish lasting business relationships. While the conference is widely recognized for it’s in depth analysis of some of the most dynamic Internet businesses and trends; the event is ultimately an opportunity for participants to interact with speakers, be inspired, and have fun.

Highlights of the San Francisco Conference included:

For U.S. participants:

  • Opportunity to engage with high-profile European Internet leaders, meet rising industry talent and gain insight into the European Internet market and developing opportunities
  • Connect with leading angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity firms
  • Hear “inside” stories from entrepreneurs about their rapidly growing, profitable internet companies

For European participants:

  • Overview and key developments within the U.S. Internet market
  • Dos and Don’ts of successfully bringing a business to the U.S. (commercial, legal, HR, etc.)
  • Workings of the US Internet financing market and main considerations of US investors in evaluating European opportunities
  • ”War stories” from Silicon Valley investment veterans including analysis of major internet themes