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Feb 26
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Day 1
Chair's welcome address
09:35 - 10:05 30 mins
Day 1
The wider impact of technology: how do buyout funds, LPs and corporates utilise technology in more traditional sectors?

How is technology and digitalisation blurring the lines between private equity and venture capital? How are traditional industries being reshaped and how are GPs building their knowledge and tech expertise in order to stay ahead or at the very least, to keep up?

10:05 - 10:30 25 mins
Day 1
Keynote address
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Day 1
Early stage: how many stages does early stage really encompass and how is the model evolving?

Micro VC, pre-seed, seed, seed+, bridge, pre-Series A, Series A: what does it all mean? Where is the model going? And how favourable is the regulatory environment to help early stage VCs and micro VCs operate in a lean way?

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Day 1
Later stage: who is investing Series B and how do you know who to invest in?

How much of a gap is there in Series B capital or is this over-hyped and is the apparent gap due to the fact that once companies reach this stage it is more of a global playing field? And how do you make the decision to invest in a company at this stage – how do you know if it’s ready and where does it go next?

12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Day 1
Hubs under the spotlight: the start-up and scale-up scene in Warsaw

Throughout the conference we will be taking a trip around some of the lesser-known European hubs, exploring the ecosystem and the opportunity set for venture capital in each city. First up, it’s Warsaw. 

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Day 1
Return expectations: what does good look like?

How do you define and benchmark returns? How much should your expectations differ depending on the stage you’re investing in? And what are the benefits of seeking superior returns versus quick returns?

12:40 - 14:00 80 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Day 1
Moving from a private to an institutional LP base

How do VCs manage this transition? How do you get a foot in the door when commercial LPs are hard to access and somewhat secretive about their activity?

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Day 1
Entrepreneur perspectives: what does VC bring to the table?

What do entrepreneurs get from great VCs? Can venture capital be better and do better?

14:50 - 15:00 10 mins
Day 1
Hubs under the spotlight: the start-up and scale-up scene in Helsinki

The second city in our trip around some of Europe’s lesser-known hubs. 

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Day 1
Pitch your sector

3 GPs with different sector specialisation will each take 5 minutes to explain their fund thesis and the sector behind it. LP judges will offer feedback on the delivery and concept and then the audience vote for the sector that has piqued their interest

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon refreshments and networking break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Day 1
Why diversity matters: the numbers behind the rhetoric

Realising the benefits of diversity: how can access to different ways of thinking lead to more profitable companies and therefore higher returns? How can LPs screen VCs for diversity and team culture – should LPs be voting with their feet?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Day 1
Building and nurturing the right team culture and the right investment committee

How do GPs approach investment committee decision making and develop a culture of trust within their firm? To what extent are senior level employees working with and being challenged in a positive way by those that are more junior in the firm? Do GPs apply the same level of governance to themselves as they would to a portfolio company?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Day 1
Keynote address: what to do when things go wrong
17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
End of SuperVenture Day One
17:35 - 19:00 85 mins
SuperVenture Networking Drinks Reception