Two Cambridge companies change the face of IP and Funding – Event Report

Last week Pekama co-hosted an event titled ‘Cambridge Reinvents the Business of Innovation‘ with investment startup SyndicateRoom. SyndicateRoom were Pekama’s neighbours in Cambridge but recently moved to new offices in the Pitt building. This was the site for the introductory talks by James Sore, SyndicateRoom’s Chief Investment officer and Zeev Fisher, Pekama’s CEO and founder.

The intention was to bring together young start up firms (looking for funding and advice about Intellectual Property), IP professionals, and investors; allowing all parties to discuss their needs, ask advice, and offer their help.

The opening talk from SyndicateRoom’s Chief Investment Officer James Sore, was a great overview of what investors and startups should be thinking about when working together to get funding, to get their business off the ground. He covered some of the basics needed to attract investors as well as advice and lessons learned from his substantial experience in the financial and startup sectors.

As is not unusual with Zeev Fisher, the next presentation was both a light-hearted overview Pekama and how we work alongside some opinionated thoughts and ideas of how the IP legal process currently works.

Using the theme of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Zeev talked animatedly about how Pekama is breaking the traditional (Bad) ‘black box’ of IP legal practice and developing a platform for a more open and transparent way of working; allowing IP owners better access to their cases and legal documents for the benefit of both IP owners and IP attorneys.

As a successful SyndicateRoom portfolio company CEO, Zeev was able to talk about Pekama’s experience of working with SyndicateRoom and James could offer his thoughts on Pekama and how IP matters when making investment decisions.


When the Q&A session finished, we walked over to the Varsity Hotel’s rooftop bar for networking, drinks, and canapes. With a spectacular view over the roofs, trees, colleges, and spires of Cambridge, the scene was set for perfect evening of intense discussion amongst attendees.

In the picture – Zeev (left) and Goncalo (right) sharing last minute thoughts

Originally posted 2017-07-28 14:51:06.

Dan Woodford

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