Come meet some of the most prominent VCs in Europe and find out what they look for in their hunt for the next Stripe or Udemy. For aspiring and existing entrepreneurs looking to start, raise funding and scale their startups this is a not-to-be- missed event.
Three exceptional early stage investors with us, covering seed to series B+ investments (bios below). The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A from the audience, ending with networking drinks.
Laura Connell is a Principal at Balderton, focusing on European technology companies. Previously she spent three years advising technology startups across industries to develop and implement their fundraising and launch strategies as well as their financial and operational structure. Before that she was at Goldman for 5 years in the Investment Management Division and Financial Institutions Group. She earned her BA from Oxford and was a Fullbright scholar at HBS
Irina Haivas is a Principal at Atomico where she focuses on businesses that use advanced technologies such as machine intelligence or robotics and automation. Previously Irina was a growth and PE investor at GHO Capital Partners and part of the leadership team of Bain in Europe and the U.S. She is a former surgeon, having been a surgical fellow at Harvard Medical School before completing an MSc (Dist) in International Health Policy at LSE
Tom Wilson, is a Partner at Seedcamp, the leading European seed fund that has invested in over 300 start-ups including the likes of unicorn companies TransferWise, Revolut, wefox and UiPath since launch in 2007. Prior to joining Seedcamp, he worked at SJ Berwin specialising in investment funds and corporate M&A in the private equity and venture capital sector. He graduated from University of York before attending law school in London