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Watch Europe's Leading LPs on Raising in The Current Bear Market
Insights from our roundtable with David Dana, Joe Schorge, Christian Roehle & Michael Sidgmore.
The weekend (😎🌴) is in sight and don’t know what do tonight? Well, why not do as 1,383 other VCs did on Wednesday and watch the broadcast of our roundtable with Europe’s leading LPs on Raising in The Current Bear Market?
But hey wait - Europe’s leading LPs? Isn’t that overselling it, Mr Hypeman? Nope, don’t think it is! We truly had some of the greats with us 👇
David DANA - Head of VC Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF)
Joe Schorge - Founding Partner of Isomer Capital
Christian Roehle - Head of Investment Management at KfW
Michael Sidgmore - Co-Founder & Partner at Broadhaven Ventures by Broadhaven Capital Partners
And before you go watch in intense anticipation, let me just give a massive shoutout to Affinity for making this roundtable possible 💖
Now, Go jump to the parts that matter most to you 😉
00:02:17 - Meet the LPs
00:08:55 - Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
00:12:22 - Taking Time for Thoroughness
00:14:34 - The Challenge of Raising Funds in the Industry
00:17:08 - Challenges for Private Investors in Fundraisings
00:19:40 - The Need for More Private Investors
00:21:54 - Trends in the Private Wealth Channel
00:23:49 - The Strength of the European Ecosystem
00:27:42 - The Exit outlook in Europe
00:30:10 - Outlook for IPOs in Europe
00:34:38 - On Track Record Performance in European Venture
00:36:50 - The Potential Impact of IPOs on the Tech Market
00:39:13 - IPO Pricing Differences and the Future of Exits
00:41:26 - The Role of Secondaries in Providing Liquidity in Venture Capital
00:44:00 - Exit Strategies for Early Investors
00:46:27 - The importance of knowing your USP as a VC
00:48:58 - Building and Demonstrating Track Record
00:50:58 - Articulating Your Edge and Building a Team
00:53:24 - Evolution of Fund Terms and Conditions
00:56:01 - Creating a Smooth Road for Incoming LPs
00:58:25 - The Importance of Bringing More than Returns to Investors
01:00:39 - Building Relationships with Potential LPs, from HNWs to Institutionals
01:05:19 - Considerations on Spinning Out Firms
01:09:50 - LPs' Criteria for Investment Decisions
Feel you must be able to level up your LP game? Read on how Affinity can help you below 🤖
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