21 November 2012
Venture Capital – forbidden fruits for banks, opportunity for Private equity
- Herman Hauser, Technology Entrepreneur, well known investor and innovator
- Herbert Paierl, PCB Consulting, a private equity firm
- Philip Dubsky, Partner, DLA Piper, CEE export in private equity, VC funding and M&A transactions
Venture capital has developed as an important intermediary in financial markets, providing capital to firms that might otherwise have difficulty attracting financing. These firms are typically small and young, plagued by high levels of uncertainty and large differences between what entrepreneurs and investors know. Moreover, these firms typically possess few tangible assets and operate in markets that change very rapidly. Venture capital organizations finance these high-risk, potentially high-rewarded projects, purchasing equity or equity-linked stakes while the firms are still privately held. The venture capital industry has developed a variety of mechanisms to overcome the problems that emerge at each stage of the investment process.
What problems and what opportunities will we see?
What is the role of entrepreneurs in venture capital?
How is legislation supporting the industry?
What trends do we see in the industry?
How can I apply?
The discussion will be moderated by:
- Thomas Labenbacher , VP Payment Services Raiffeisen Bank International , Founder and Co-Chair of the Financial Service Club CEE
- Lydia J. Goutas, Managing Partner, Lehner Executive Partners, Co-Chair of the Financial Services Club