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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?
The latest data on global venture capital
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?
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?
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.
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?
Lunch topic tables
Join 1 of 2 hosted lunch tables each with a distinct topic focus.
Sign-up sheets will be available at the Registration Desk from 08:30.
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?
What do entrepreneurs get from great VCs? Can venture capital be better and do better?
The second city in our trip around some of Europe’s lesser-known hubs.
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
Realising the benefits of diversity: how can access to different ways of thinking lead to more profitable companies and therefore higher returns? What does the latest data say about the industry when looking at across multiple metrics and countries? And how can LPs screen VCs for diversity and team culture – should LPs be voting with their feet?
Introductory presentation: 15 minutes. Panel discussion: 30 minutes.
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?
Speed networking (17:30-18:00)
10 GPs and 10 LPs will have the opportunity to speak for 3 minutes before the timer sounds and the GPs rotate.
For LP registration, please contact Krystal Pierre at email@example.com.
For GP registration, please use the sign-up sheet which will be available at the Registration Desk from 08:30 on Tuesday.
Please note that this session will start promptly at 17:30 and if you are late you may lose your place.