Venture Capital Today & Tomorrow

What is the state of venture capital today and is it fit for purpose for tomorrow?

Lucy P. Marcus (Founder & CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, Chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, Fellow of Judge Business School and Non-Executive Board Director – full bio here) will share her outlook on the state of venture capital in the UK, Europe and beyond, examining how the model is functioning and asking whether it is robust enough to function in the future.

The session will examine the changing nature of what it means to be an accomplished VC in an arena of increasingly complex deals and sectors in a transitioning economy. It will also look at the impact of the economic environment where limited partners and venture capitalists are becoming increasingly risk averse: who is left to invest in early-stage ventures? Finally, Lucy will look at the responsibility the investment community bears when investing in sectors like biotech and cleantech, areas that impact people and the planet.

The event is open to anyone interested in the economy, policy, investment, or innovation. It promises to be an exciting discussion for those working in venture capital, private equity, investment and finance, as well as providing a useful insight for entrepreneurs working with VCs or seeking funding.

All proceeds from the event will go to the International Step by Step Association.

ISSA is a registered charity promoting equal access to quality education and care for all children, especially in the early years of their lives.

Date: Thursday 11 November 2010
Capacity: 200 people
Agenda: Networking and Drinks (from 6:30 onwards); Talk (7:30); Q&A Session (8:00); Drinks and canapés, networking (until late)
Venue: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ?
30th Floor (we hope you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of London and the River Thames!!)

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