01 Oct 2018
- Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum takes place in Paris on 18 & 19 October
- Speakers include Brent Hoberman, Nicolas Dufourcq and Klaus Hommels
A line-up of the most influential investors in European innovation will land in Paris this month for Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum, to discuss how to propel further the industry’s strong growth.
Last year, investment by European VC firms reached a ten-year high of €6.4 billion, while fundraising reached €7.7 billion, its second-highest result since 2007. Invest Europe, the association representing the European VC industry and its global investors, is hosting its annual Venture Capital Forum at the Pullman Tour Eiffel in Paris on 18 and 19 October. The programme includes a packed roster of panel discussions, roundtables and keynote speeches.
“European venture capital is enjoying a golden period in its development,” said Nenad Marovac, Chair of Invest Europe and Founder & Managing Partner of VC firm DN Capital. “Successful start-ups supported by VC, such as Ablynx, Spotify, Adyen and France’s ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar, show how European innovation is punching above its weight and investors around the world are taking notice.”
Frédéric Mazzella, Founder of BlaBlaCar, will give a talk on the French ecosystem. Investor speakers at the event include Jean Bourcereau from Ventech, Pauline Roux and Anne-Sophie Carrese of Elaia Partners, Target Global’s Yaron Valler, Shirin Dehghan of Frog Capital, and Clara Bullrich from TheVentureCity and Guggenheim Partners Latin America. Felda Hardymon of Bessemer Venture Partners, the US’s oldest VC firm, will give a keynote speech.
Topics at the event will include VentureEU, the recently launched pan-European VC fund-of-funds programme. Joe Schorge from Isomer Capital and Thomas Kristensen of LGT Capital Partners will discuss their involvement in the initiative, which the European Union has backed with €410 million of new funding. It plans to unlock billions of euros of capital from the largest private investors around the world to invest in European start-ups.
There will also be a presentation of fresh industry statistics, as Uli Grabenwarter, Director of Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund – one of the largest investors in European VC – publically launches the EIF's first annual data report.
For more details on Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum, visit the official website.
Media enquiries For more information please contact
Elena Díaz Ureta
Communications Manager – Media & External Relations
Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Many browsers have universal privacy settings for you to choose from.
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.
Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.
Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.
You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies
Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.
To manage cookies on your mobile phone please consult your manual or handbook.
If you decline cookies, some aspects of Invest Europe site may not work on your computer or mobile phone and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website. For this reason we recommend that you accept cookies.
If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again and some aspects of our site may not work.
If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.
We can't be responsible for the content of external websites.Opt-out of cookies