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  EVCA VENTURE CAPITAL FORUM
 

 

 

EVCA VENTURE CAPITAL FORUM 2014

Kalkscheune, Berlin, Germany

6 November 2014

 

The Next Stage for Venture

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Agenda

 

The agenda is currently in development under the guidance of the VC Forum Task Force. To submit potential topics and speakers, contact events@evca.eu.

 

The advisory task force of industry practitioners are:

 

Hendrik Brandis

Partner

Earlybird Ventures

 

Christoph Jung

Christoph Jung

General Partner

Holtzbrinck Ventures

 

Anne Glover

Chief Executive

Amadeus Capital & EVCA Chairman

 

Joey Mason

Joey Mason

Partner

Delta Partners

 
 

Thomas Andrae

Thomas Andrae

Director

3M New Ventures

 
 

Daniel Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez

General Partner

Nauta Capital

 

 

 

5 November 2014, Earlybird Venture Capital Office, Berlin

 

19.00

Cocktail Pre-Party hosted by Earlybird Venture Capital    Earlybird Venture Capital

 

6 November 2014, Kalkscheune, Berlin

 

08.45

 

Registration opens

 

09.20

Opening remarks by the Conference Chair

 

Joey Mason Partner, Delta Partners

 

09.30

Welcome address by the host city

 

Cornelia Yzer Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Berlin

 

09.45-10.45    Terms & Conditions Debate

 

This session is an open floor discussion on the latest terms and conditions trends.

 

Dr. Philip Schwarz van Berk Partner, P+P Pöllath + Partners

 

Private Session for VC-backed Portfolio Companies Only.
09.45-10.45 Entrepreneurs & Founders Executive Roundtable
Description:

The Venture-Backed Executive Workshop is a rare opportunity for venture-backed portfolio companies to discuss with their peers the next phase of their growth and operational strategy, after receiving VC funding.

 

The roundtable will kick-off with industry data and analysis particularly valuable to the founder / entrepreneur, including:

  • Trends in VC backed companies able to raise additional rounds of funding?
  • Which European regions are more likely to depend on cross-border investment?
  • How to increase attractiveness to investors abroad?

 

Key topics covered will include:

  • Best practices in managing the VC relationship
  • Keeping up the growth and innovation momentum after VC funding
  • Preparing for the next stage

 

Jonas Kjellberg one of the creators of SKYPE and lecturer at Stanford University on entrepreneurship

 

Expected Participants:

C-level executive of venture capital backed portolio companies

Participation Criteria:

The Venture-Backed Executive Workshop is complimentary. As there are only 40 seats available, all registrations will be reviewed and approved by the Venture Capital Forum Taskforce.

 

Participation in the workshop includes a complimentary pass to the Venture Capital Forum. For more information, contact events@evca.eu.

 

   
10.45

State of the Market address by the EVCA Chairman

 

Anne Glover Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital & EVCA Chairman 2014-2015

 

European Venture: A Call for Action
11.00

Opening Presentation - View from the top: The next stage of venture

 
  • 2014 Market Update: prominent sectors and regions, VC-backed IPOs
  • A closer look at sectors: holding periods, how long does it take to exit
  • Growth segment: how many VC funds are actually undertaking growth?
  • Growth ambition: where are the funds who have the growth ambition?
 

Hendrik Brandis Co-founder & Partner, Earlybird Ventures

 

11.20

European VC Panel - Defining the Next Stage of Venture

 

Moderator: Hendrik Brandis Co-founder & Partner, Earlybird Ventures

 

Dr. Michael Brandkamp Managing Director, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH

 

Benoist Grossmann Managing Partner, Idinvest Partners

 

Jonas Kjellberg one of the creators of SKYPE and lecturer at Stanford University on entrepreneurship

 

Stephen Lowery Partner, Frog Capital

 

A Closer Look at the European VC Model
12.00

Innovative Funding Sources

 

Rémi Charrier Head of International Business Development, EIF - European Investment Fund (EIB Group)

 

12.15

Stakeholder Debate - Is the VC model fundamentally sound?

 

Moderator: Dr. Matthias Ummenhofer Founding Partner, Mojo Capital

 

Sebastian Blum Partner, ACTIVE Venture Partners

 

Dr. Robert C. Bush Jr Managing Partner, Majlis GmbH

 

Rémi Charrier Head of International Business Development, EIF - European Investment Fund (EIB Group)

 

Roger Johanson Head of Venture Capital and Direct Investments, Skandia Life Insurance Company Ltd.

 

13.00

 

Networking Lunch

 

A Global Perspective
14.15

Keynote Speech - The US Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

 

David Lam Managing Director, WestSummit Partners

 

14.30

Global Panel - Innovation Without Borders: Global lessons, local applications

 

Moderator: Elaine Coughlan General Partner, Atlantic Bridge

 

John C. Cook Chairman, Rock Lake Associates & Chairman Emeritus, Thunderbird Private Equity Center

 

Roland Dennert Managing Partner, Cipio Partners

 

David Lam Managing Director, WestSummit Partners

 

Wolfgang Seibold Managing Partner, Growth Invest Partners and Board Member of the BVK

 

Transforming the VC Ecosystems
15.15

The Next Wave of Industrial Innovation

 

Thomas Andrae Director EMEA, 3M New Ventures

 

15.30

The Corporate VC Perspective

 

Moderator: Thomas Andrae Director EMEA, 3M New Ventures

 

Claus Hackmann Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital

 

Dr. Sebastian Sieglerschmidt Managing Director, Allianz Digital Accelerator GmbH

 

Jan Westerhues Investment Partner, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH

 

16.15

 

Networking Break

 

16.45

The Seed Stage / Angel Investor Perspective

 

Moderator: Daniel Sanchez General Partner, Nauta Capital

 

Robert Dighero Partner, Passion Capital

 

Luis Martin Cabiedes Partner, Cabiedes & Partners SCR

 

Nikolas Samios COO, German Startups Group Berlin AG

 

The Next Stage
17.30

Social Venture & Investing for Impact

 

Moderator: Cyril Gouiffes Social Impact Investment Manager, EIF

 

Florian Meister Managing Director, Finance in Motion

 

Johannes Weber Managing Partner, Ananda/Social Venture Fund

 

Jochen Wermuth Founder, Green Gateway Fund

 

18.00

Closing Session - EVCA Update: A Look into the EU Political Future and the Impact on VC

 

Michael Collins Public Affairs Director, EVCA

 

Dörte Höppner Chief Executive, EVCA

 

18.30

Closing Remarks by the Chairperson

 

Joey Mason Partner, Delta Partners

 

19.15

 

Cocktail Dinner Party at the Solar Bar

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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