Tech Tour Growth Forum Geneva & Lausanne March 19-20, 2015

Investor Roundtable March 19, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm
Hosted by the International Venture Club

The Tech Tour Growth Forum starts in Geneva with a closed session for CEOs and Entrepreneurs at the offices of Pictet. In parallel there will be a session for the investor community, presented by the International Venture Club, that invest either directly or in-directly in the the types of high-growth businesses attending the Forum. The session will provide a stimulating discussion for investors in high-growth companies and enable attendees to broaden and deepen relationships with each other. Following this session participants that are attending the Tech Tour Growth Forum will be transported to the gala dinner and Tech Tour Growth Awards ceremony in Lausanne.

Agenda

Thursday 19 March 2015

14:00 Registration and networking
14:30 Welcome by the IVC Chairman, Klaas de Boer, Entrepreneurs Fund Management LLP
  • The role of the IVC over 2015 and key highlights of 2014
  • Introduction of the IVC Retreat in September 2015
14:45 Keynotes, panel and discussion: What differentiates European High-Growth Companies?
  • Presentation: Latest insights from McKinsey's 'Grow fast or die slow' research by Peter Weed, General Manager 'Growth Tech' Practice at McKinsey & Company
  • Presentation: Latest insights from Go4Venture - the changing nature and role of investors in European high growth businesses, by Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Partner, Go4Venture

Panel Session: Beyond sector and geography: Do high-growth companies have shared characteristics?

  • What type of investor, board composition and CEO characteristics drive success?
  • What are the characteristics of successful GP's - the LP perspective?
Anne Glover, CEO, Amadeus Capital Partners

Dr Christian Nagel, Co-Founder, Earlybird

Nils Rode, Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Management, Adveq

Stephan Morais, Executive Director, Caixa Capital
15:00 Keynote presentation and Q&A: A Year in European Venture Capital, by Charles Louis Moreau, Director, Dow Jones Venture Source
'A first look at key trends from 2014 data and insight on emerging growth companies'
  • 2014 Market Update: prominent sectors and regions
  • VC-backed IPOs and exit trends
  • Emerging trends in holding periods and funding rounds
  • A review of deal trends and performance
15:25 Presentation of the Tech Tour Growth 50list: Europe's fastest growing, pre-exit, venture backed companies
  • Key findings and trends (age of companies, location, sectors, type of VC backers, average growth rate) followed by Q&A
Presentation by William Stevens, Managing Director, Tech Tour and James Burnham, Strategic Advisor
16:30 Tea & Coffee Break
17:00 Wrap up and transportation to Lausanne for those attending the full Tech Tour Growth Forum

*Agenda subject to changes

Confirmed Participants

Ross  AhlgrenKreos CapitalRoss AhlgrenKreos Capital - London (GB)Kreos Capital is Europe's largest and leading provider of specialty financing to high-growth compani >>Read full profile
Michael AlbisserMetellusMichael AlbisserMetellus - Brussels (BE)Read full profile
Ekaterina  AlmasquéSamsung ElectronicsEkaterina AlmasquéSamsung Electronics - Menlo Park (US)We invite visionary entrepreneurs and innovators to partner with us, providing them with access to >>Read full profile
Simon AndrewsOctopus InvestmentsSimon AndrewsOctopus Investments - London (GB)Octopus is a venture capital investor backing talented teams with the potential to build big busines >>Read full profile
Maurizio ArrigoPictet & CieMaurizio ArrigoPictet & Cie - Geneva (CH)Founded in 1805 in Geneva, the Pictet group is today one of Europe’s largest privately held banks an >>Read full profile
Shawn AtkinsonOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLPShawn AtkinsonOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP - London (GB)Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, >>Read full profile
Aynur AydeldinovInvestment and Venture Fund of the Republic of TatarstanAynur AydeldinovInvestment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan - Kazan (RU)State Non-Profit Organization Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan (SNPO IVF RT) >>Read full profile
Oleksandr BihunBank of America Merrill LynchOleksandr BihunBank of America Merrill Lynch - London (GB) Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions.Read full profile
Diane BlancDow JonesDiane BlancDow Jones - Berlin (DE)Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and >>Read full profile
Richard BriffodEbayRichard BriffodEbay - Bern (CH)eBay delivers one of the world's largest online marketplaces to customers via any connected device, >>Read full profile
Eduardo BundyraGVAdvisorsEduardo BundyraGVAdvisors - Geneva (CH)GVAdvisors is a Private Investment Office providing advisory investment services across asset classe >>Read full profile
James BurnhamTech TourJames BurnhamTech Tour - Geneva (CH)The Tech Tour is an organization committed to the development of emerging and growth technology comp >>Read full profile
Robert C. Bush Jr.EUGORobert C. Bush Jr.EUGO - Cologne (DE)Read full profile
Donatella CallegarisColumbia Lake PartnersDonatella CallegarisColumbia Lake Partners - London (GB) Columbia Lake Partners is an experienced team of investors providing growth loans to European techn >>Read full profile
Pieter CapiauCRESCOPieter CapiauCRESCO - Antwerp (BE)Cresco is a premier Belgian business law firm focused on providing business law advice and counsel t >>Read full profile
Ignaas CarynKLMIgnaas CarynKLM - Schiphol (NL)KLM is an airline that covers 3 business lines: passenger travel, cargo and aircraft engineering & m >>Read full profile
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Luca ColciagoKreos CapitalLuca ColciagoKreos Capital - London (GB)Kreos Capital is Europe's largest and leading provider of specialty financing to high-growth compani >>Read full profile
Adrienne CorboudEPFLAdrienne CorboudEPFL - Lausanne (CH) EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from ov >>Read full profile
Klaas de BoerEntrepreneurs Fund Management LLPKlaas de BoerEntrepreneurs Fund Management LLP - London (GB)London-based Venture Capital FundRead full profile
Christiaan de LintHeadway Capital Partners LLPChristiaan de LintHeadway Capital Partners LLP - London W1S 2QN (GB)Headway Capital Partners is an independent private equity secondary firmRead full profile
Wim De WaeleimecWim De Waeleimec - Leuven (BE)The nano-electronics research center, imec, and the digital research and incubation center, iMInds, >>Read full profile
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Vitor DinisPathenaVitor DinisPathena - Porto (PT)Pathena is a specialized investment firm focused on boosting the success of Information Technology c >>Read full profile
Benjamin EdenharderBank of America Merrill LynchBenjamin EdenharderBank of America Merrill Lynch - London (GB) Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions.Read full profile
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