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The latest data on fundraising trends and return expectations for European venture capital
With Europe on an upward trend, how has the market evolved and what are the nuances of investing in Europe? How does Europe fare against the markets in Israel, Asia and the USA when it comes to exits, risk appetite and the regulatory environment?
The third city in our trip around some of Europe’s lesser-known hubs.
How can VCs best support their portfolio companies as they make the jump into other markets? In what ways is the US losing its monopoly on building global businesses? And as the tension in US-China relations heats up is there an opportunity for Europe to step in?
How do LPs consider their allocations when VCs are making investments across multiple geographies and when companies are moving into different markets? How do LPs conduct due diligence on global teams to ensure they have the right local connections?
Last but by no means least: the final city in our trip around some of Europe’s lesser-known hubs.
How does the use of data influence how investors source opportunities and communicate with one another? Will personal connections give way to more data-oriented approaches? And how is data being utilised in due diligence, deal sourcing and reporting?
How much value add can GPs really provide and is this only achievable with a large team and back office – and how can LPs tell which GPs are really achieving this? How do you measure value add and what are the benefits of a more hands-on approach versus a smaller team of key Partners?
VCs invest in innovation but how innovative are they themselves? As competition heats up, how do VCs set themselves apart? Are there new ways of thinking about and practicing venture capital? How can different groups collaborate to achieve a common goal?
How are GP and LP expectations evolving when it comes to fund terms? What are the expectations regarding GP commitments and key man clauses?
How do GPs respond to growing co-investment interest? How do LPs manage the compressed co-investment timelines and how many can really execute? How worthwhile is it for LPs to tap into direct investing or is it not as easy as it might seem at first?