Fire Escape Chats: Jumping the Pond

Jumping the Pond

Alliott Cole, Octopus Ventures

Dentons today unveiled the second video in a newly launched series of short conversations with prominent leaders from the technology sector on the fire escape of our Venture Tech Centre, located in the heart of New York’s Meatpacking district.

“Jumping the Pond,” the second conversation in the “Fire Escape Chats” series, features Alliott Cole, CEO of Octopus Ventures, a venture capital firm with headquarters in London and New York, and Victor H. Boyajian, Global Chair of Dentons’ Venture Technology group.

Upcoming videos feature a selection of venture capital investors, founders, tech giants and visionaries, offering a chance to eavesdrop on insightful conversations with industry authorities in a unique setting.

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:

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