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Kalkscheune, Berlin, Germany

6 November 2014


The Next Stage for Venture



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The EVCA Venture Capital Forum is the only cross-sector venture capital event in Europe. We invite early stage to late stage/growth capital VC firms investing across all industries to join us to debate the unique challenges and opportunities of investing and operating in Europe.  




What to expect:

  • Content-rich sessions including: enhancing the VC business model, venture capital firms, institutional investors and how to deliver a sustainable European venture capital ecosystem
  • Lively networking sessions connecting leading venture capital firms, VC-backed corporate executives and entrepreneurs
  • Inspiring and thought-provoking commentary from European VC’s top success stories and innovators



Collaborate with the industry’s leading minds:
The leading venture capital firms attend the EVCA Venture Capital Forum because it is an essential platform to exchange ideas on the continued growth of the VC industry. View some of the firms who attended in previous years here.



New for 2014: Venture-Backed Executive Workshop
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.

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


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


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


Latest news


Just confirmed: Jonas Kjellberg, one of the creators of SKYPE and lecturer at Stanford University on entrepreneurship will be leading a VC Backed Company breakfast roundtable at this year’s Venture Capital Forum.


Competition is fierce among investors to gain access to top start-ups. How do VC firms differentiate? Read more


Corporate VCs “filling a vital gap--for startup seed financing, which venture capital firms have all but abandoned in recent years.” Read more


Exits and actual returns – a positive report on European VC from @Go4Venture. Read more


What will it take for European VC to catch up to the US? An interesting read… Read more


“An ecosystem-related approach to innovation and entrepreneurship as the first step” to a more attractive Europe. Read more


“More than one thousand European startups that have secured an investment of more than $1M growth funding in the last three-year period.” Read more


Clear trend for larger VC investments in Europe. Read more


Investor confidence in Europe’s startup scene is returning. Read more


European Startups Raise Highest Quarterly VC Financing Since 2001. Read more


Meet the VC Forum task force members


"Nearly 40% of all the funds pumped into European VC last year came from state-backed sources, up from just 14% in 2007.” More on public funding and impact on VC from the Economist.


EVCA is partnered again with Falling Walls. Nominate your portfolio companies for the Falling Walls Venture competition.



Meet the speaker: High-Tech Gründerfonds Management



Falling Walls Venture


The EVCA is once again delighted to be in partnership with the Falling Walls Foundation, a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society.


Falling Walls Foundation is hosting the Falling Walls Venture which is a gathering of science based start-ups, investors and opinion leaders. It takes place on 8 November 2014 (11am – 9pm) in Berlin. The EVCA’s VC members are invited to participate in the Falling Walls Venture competition, which is a brilliant opportunity for them to showcase one of their portfolio companies.


Ten leading academic institutions and ten venture capitalists will compete in front of an audience and a distinguished jury. The winner will be awarded the title “Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year 2014” and will showcase their portfolio company to 600 guests at the renowned Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.


For more information, questions and to submit your portfolio company, please contact Steinar Liverud at +32 27 15 00 23 or email him on steinar.liverud@evca.eu.





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Johannisstr. 2

10117 Berlin


Tel: +49 30 59 00 434-0




Solar Bar

Stresemannstrasse 76

10963 Berlin


Tel: +49 163 765 27 00

Solar Bar


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Attendance costs

EVCA Member: €680 (excl.VAT) / €809.2* (incl. VAT)

EVCA Non-member: €920 (excl.VAT) / €1094.8* (incl. VAT)

Academic: €460 (excl.VAT) / €547.4* (incl. VAT)

Policy Official: €460 ( excl.VAT) / €547.4* (incl. VAT)

Regional/national private equity associations staff: €460 (excl.VAT) / €547.4* (incl. VAT)

Next Generation2: €460 (excl.VAT) / €547.4* (incl. VAT)

Next Generation (accompanying person)3: €200 (excl.VAT) / €238* (incl. VAT)

Institutional Investor**: Free of charge

Portfolio Company Executive: Free of charge

The fee does NOT include accommodation or travel expenses. See section entitled “Accommodation” for additional details.


* According to German law, 19% VAT needs to be added

1 For the purpose of the EVCA Venture Capital Forum, we define an institutional investor as a government organisation, a pension fund, an insurance company, a corporate investor, a family office, a foundation or an endowment, provided that it invests only on behalf of itself and does not provide investment management or advisory services to other third-party investors. The person representing the limited partner must be a direct employee of the limited partner.

2 This special rate applies to Junior Executives/Vice Presidents/Associates within Venture Capital firms.

3 This special rate applies to Junior Executives/Vice Presidents/Associates within Venture Capital firms with Senior Executives already registered as paying delegates for the EVCA Venture Capital Forum.

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Payment methods

Please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to the EVCA Secretariat (Bastion Tower, 
Place du Champ de Mars 5, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium).

Participants are requested at the same time to pay the registration fee by cheque, bank transfer or credit card
in Euro, as shown on the registration form.

Bank transfers are to be made net of all bank charges and commissions to either: international bank transfer
account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 (Swift/BiC: BBruBEBB), or domestic bank transfer
account number: 330-0578500-46 with ING.

A copy of the bank transfer should be mailed together with the registration form to EVCA.
To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to clearly indicate their name and address on transfer orders
and cheques. Acknowledgement of registration, the receipt for fees and practical information will be sent
to the participant following reception of the registration and payment. Payment by credit card is required
for all registrations after 6 October 2014.

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Accommodation >


Accommodation for the event must be reserved separately by the participants as this is not included in the conference registration fee.


Nearby hotels:

Hotel Melia Berlin, Friedrichstraße 103, 10117 Berlin (6 min)
RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Mitte, Chausseestraße 118-120, 10115 Berlin, Germany (10min)
Maritim Proarte Hotel Berlin, Friedrichstraße 151, 10117 Berlin, Germany (10 min)
Hotel Amano, Auguststraße 43, 10119 Berlin, Germany (13 min)


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If a registered delegate is unable to attend the conference, a colleague from the same company may take his or her place at any time. However, cancellation of attendance will only be accepted if received in writing by the EVCA Secretariat on or before 6 October 2014. Fees (less 20% administrative costs) will then be refunded. No refunds will be made after this date.

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The working language of the conference will be English.


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EVCA cannot be held liable for any costs or expenses of any nature (such as, but not limited to, hotel and transportation costs and expenses) incurred in connection with the conference by a participant who is prevented for any reason (such as, but not limited to, the unavailability of transportation) from attending the conference. We recommend that participants take out a travel insurance policy to cover any such eventualities as well as covering the potential loss of or damage to personal possessions.

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By registering for this conference, you are agreeing that all pictures and transcripts taken at the above mentioned conference are property of EVCA and that they may be used for future marketing or promotional purposes.

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