Fire Escape Chats: A Silicon Valley State of Mind

A Silicon Valley State of Mind

Kevin Talbot, Relay Ventures

Dentons today unveiled a newly launched series of short conversations with prominent global leaders in the technology sector at its uniquely vibrant Venture Tech Centre in the heart of New York’s Meatpacking district.

“A Silicon Valley State of Mind” is the first conversation in the “Fire Escape Chats” series, featuring Kevin Talbot, co-founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures, a venture fund located in Silicon Valley and Toronto, and Victor H. Boyajian, Global Chair of Dentons’ Venture Technology group. Upcoming chats will feature a selection of venture capital investors, founders, tech giants and visionaries, offering a chance to eavesdrop on insightful conversations with industry authorities in this unique urban tech setting. New conversations are anticipated to be released monthly throughout 2018.

Dentons’ Venture Technology group is a top-ranked global boutique focused in technology, medical devices and life sciences with a core focus on artificial intelligence, mobile, adtech, digital health, data privacy and fintech. The team works with startups and later-stage venture and private equity-backed emerging growth companies with big global aspirations as they execute their strategic growth plans and drive to exit. With resources for emerging growth companies spanning the globe in tech centers from Berlin, London, Vancouver, Palo Alto and New York to Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai, the Venture Technology Group is uniquely positioned to meet clients’ strategic needs. This is particularly so, through its collaboration with Techstars and other market leaders.

In addition to the Fire Escape Chats, the Venture Technology group also offers a variety of resources and services for startups, including:

• Incubator space in Silicon Valley and other offices
• Standalone Venture Tech Centre at Meatpacking, New York City
• Startup resources at
• Venture Connection™ program connecting opportunity with capital
• Fixed-fee startup packages