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Key Sessions

Greg Becker

Backing the builders of tomorrow’s global businesses

Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group

Feb 26
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08:30 - 08:55 25 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Chairperson's welcome address
  • Chair Patrik Backman - Managing Partner, OpenOcean
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09:00 - 09:45 45 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Europe is here: tracking the evolution and recent successes of European venture capital
  • Moderator Chris Wade - Co-Founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
  • Panellists Winter Mead - Principal, Sapphire Ventures
  • Christian Meermann - Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures
  • Christian Nagel - Co-Founder & Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
  • Manu Gupta - General Partner, Lakestar Advisors
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How has European venture capital evolved and how has global sentiment towards Europe developed? Are talent, innovation and risk appetite increasing and what will help Europe give rise to the next truly world leading company? Is the ecosystem missing key ingredients and if so what is being done to bridge the gaps?

Data: 10 minutes. Panel discussion: 35 minutes.

09:45 - 10:05 20 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Backing the builders of tomorrow’s global businesses
  • Greg Becker - Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group
  • Aaron Gershenberg - Founder and Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank Capital
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A conversation on shifts in the venture landscape and meeting the changing needs of entrepreneurs, GPs and investors.

10:05 - 10:40 35 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Starting the start-up: how is the ecosystem working today?
  • Moderator Chris Wade - Co-Founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
  • Panellists Colette Ballou - Investor, Ballou Capital
  • Matt Clifford - Co-founder and CEO, Entrepreneur First
  • Carlos Eduardo Espinal - Managing Partner, Seedcamp
  • Alexis Houssou - Co-founder and Managing Partner, Hardware Club
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How is the early stage model evolving and is there enough money available? What role do angel investors, incubators, crowd funding and micro funds have to play? How much interaction is there amongst these different groups in the early stage environment and how does this environment compare to the US and Asia?

Panel discussion: 35 minutes

10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Main Conference Day 1
The entrepreneur’s approach
  • Moderator Alex MacPherson - Chairman, Octopus Ventures
  • Panellists Julia Bosch - CEO & Founder, Outfittery GmbH
  • Ferry Heilemann - Co-Founder & CEO, FreightHub
  • Monica Pal - CEO, 4iQ
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How do entrepreneurs evaluate various investors when raising funds for different rounds of capital? How much of an impact does sector specialisation and local knowledge have on the decision?


11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Chasing the mid to late stage
  • Moderator Holger Rossbach - Investment Director, Cambridge Associates
  • Panellists Hussein Kanji - Partner, Hoxton Ventures
  • Alex MacPherson - Chairman, Octopus Ventures
  • Francesca Warner - Founding Partner, Ada Ventures
  • Daniel Waterhouse - Partner, Balderton Capital
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How deep is the gap in Series B capital in Europe and how can you get traction on the later stage deals? How dependent is Europe on US and Asian investors to provide scale-up capital in Europe?  

Panel discussion: 30 minutes

12:10 - 13:30 80 mins
Lunch and networking break
13:30 - 14:00 30 mins
Main Conference Day 1
The line between venture growth and growth equity
  • Moderator Spencer Miller - Director, SJF PARTNERS
  • Panellists John Doran - General Partner, TCV
  • Joost Holleman - Partner, Prime Ventures
  • Fergal Mullen - Partner, Highland Europe
  • Mike Reid - Managing Partner, Frog Capital
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Is there a clear definition of venture growth and growth equity? Where do the lines meet and how do funds differentiate themselves? How do you make your company grow into a star performer?

Panel discussion: 30 minutes

14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Main Conference Day 1
Exit case study: the untold story in Europe
  • Jörg Gerbig - COO, Takeaway.com
  • Interviewed by Joost Holleman - Partner, Prime Ventures
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14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
14:50 - 15:30 40 mins
Fundraising in focus
What do LPs want?
  • Moderator Ross Morrison - Partner, Adams Street Partners
  • Panellists Ruzgar Barisik - Senior Investment Officer, Venture Capital, IFC
  • Ilona Brom - Managing Director , Wilshire Private Markets
  • Ian Connatty - Director, Funds , British Business Bank
  • Alan Feld - Founder & Managing Partner, Vintage Investment Partners
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What are the criteria LPs are looking for when evaluating funds? In a world of global capital how can VCs attract a variety of LPs when preferences and criteria are so varied? How have the mindsets and strategies of LPs evolved over the past five years?

Panel discussion: 40 minutes

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Fundraising in focus
What makes a ‘good’ first time fund?
  • Moderator Felice Egidio - Head of Venture Capital, Preqin
  • Panellists Frederic Court - Founder & Managing Partner, Felix Capital
  • Andre de Haes - Founder, Backed VC
  • Robert Gallenberger - Partner, btov Partners
  • Sitar Teli - Managing Partner, Connect Ventures
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How do you position a first-time fund and subsequent funds so that they are interesting and attractive to investors? How do VC funds differentiate themselves and prove their added-value approach to investors and entrepreneurs?

Panel discussion: 30 minutes

16:00 - 16:35 35 mins
Fundraising in focus
Core thesis showcase
  • Funds Patrik Backman - Managing Partner, OpenOcean
  • Matt Lerner - Venture Partner, 500 Startups
  • Francesca Warner - Founding Partner, Ada Ventures
  • Alexandra Zotova - Partner, Ruvento Ventures
  • LP judges Alex Bangash - Founder and CEO, Trusted Insight
  • Chris Wade - Co-Founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
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4 top VC and growth funds get 5 minutes each to explain their core fund thesis, outlining the hot trends they’re looking to capitalise on. LPs will provide feedback on delivery, clarity of concept and what more would convince them to invest.

16:35 - 17:15 40 mins
Fundraising in focus
Fixing the allocation process: where is the capital for European VC?
  • Chairman Olaf Neubert - Managing Director, TopCap Partners
  • Discussion leaders Thomas Jetter - General Partner, Digital+ Partners
  • Thomas Kristensen - Executive Director, LGT Capital Partners
  • Dharmash Mistry - General Partner, Lakestar
  • Jens Simon - Managing Director, FIDES Family Office
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Which institutional investors are best placed to invest in European VC and is there a lot of catching up to be done? What can be done to make it easier for VCs to access institutional capital?

The Chatham House Rule applies.

17:15 - 17:35 20 mins
Fundraising in focus
Speed networking
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10 GPs. 10 LPs. 2 minute meetings. 

For LP registration please contact Chloe Elliott on chloe.elliott@knect365.com.

For GP registration please sign up on the day.

17:35 - 17:40 5 mins
End of Day One
17:40 - 19:05 85 mins
SuperVenture Day One drinks reception
19:35 - 00:05 270 mins
The VC Party 2018
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The VC Party brings together leading European and international venture investors, limited partners and select founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives and media. 

Please note that admission to The VC Party is by invitation only. 

08:30 - 08:55

Registration and welcome coffee

Showing of Streams
10:40 - 11:10

Morning coffee and networking break

Showing of Streams
12:10 - 13:30

Lunch and networking break

Showing of Streams
14:20 - 14:50

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

Showing of Streams
17:35 - 17:40
End of Day One

End of Day One

17:40 - 19:05

SuperVenture Day One drinks reception

19:35 - 00:05

The VC Party 2018

The VC Party brings together leading European and international venture investors, limited partners and select founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives and media. 

Please note that admission to The VC Party is by invitation only. 

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