Bootstrapping & Raising VC with Rachel Jones, Founder & CEO of SnapDragon Monitoring

CMS - 1 West Regent Street Glasgow, G2 1AP Glasgow
Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 6:00 PM (GMT)

About this event

If one of your resolutions is to grow your business then we have you covered with some great opportunities outlined below.

Office Hours with CMS equIP

When: Wednesday 29 January 2020 - Our next event

Length: 20 minutes

Topics: People, Technology and Business

CMS Scotland’s equIP programme focuses on providing early stage companies access to legal support well as other benefits. We don’t want top quality legal advice to be seen as out of reach, because we believe that having the right foundations are imperative to scale successfully, especially when investors are involved.

At these CMS equIP ‘office hours’ you can meet members of the CMS equIP team to discuss an area which might be particularly challenging right now or you envisage will be as your company grows. 

What you need to know:

Who: Rachel Jones, Founder SnapDragon

When: Wednesday 29th January 2020

Time: 6pm

Where: CMS, 1 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 1AP

What Else: Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and GREAT People

A firm believer in ‘look up, look out’, Rachel has driven export strategies in every business for which she has worked, or founded. Creating the Totseat chair harness (for babies who lunch) in 2005, the product’s journey including generating £10m of retail sales before being the victim of counterfeiting … experience which led to the founding of SnapDragon to help other SMEs fight fakes online.

SnapDragon’s Swoop software delivers affordable, accessible brand protection to businesses - keeping brands, revenues and customers safe around the world. Bootstrapping the business for the first two years, Rachel has grown SnapDragon to a team of 26, protecting global brands online around the world.

Rachel is a member of the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, The European Intellectual Property Office SME Task Force, and the Anti Illicit Trade Group. She won Innovator of the Year and was Highly Commended as CEO of the Year at the 2018 Computing [Magazine] Women in IT Awards and was also Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year at the Amazon Growing Business Awards. She is also one of the too few women whom have raised VC money in her 50s!



Wednesday, Jan 29
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)


1 West Regent Street GlasgowG2 1AP

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