Start-up Funding in the Era of Covid

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Three experienced alumni will help you to tune into the latest fundraising perspectives on acceleration, angel investment and VC stages

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INSEAD alumni and students considering entrepreneurial ventures now face the challenge (or opportunity) of raising funds during a period of uncertainty.

As the end of the pandemic may be coming into sight, what are the prospects for venture funding? What has changed since the start of the crisis? In this INSEAD alumni panel webinar we will look at how funding markets have reacted and what funding is now available for new vs more established ventures.

We will discuss:

  • How investment parameters have altered due to the current economic crisis;
  • What new ventures can expect in terms of valuations;
  • How different European funding ecosystems work;
  • Which verticals are hot and which ones are shut down (for now).

Join this INSEAD alumni panel to learn more about acceleration, angel investment and VC stages and get an up-to-the-minute advice from INSEAD venture capitalist and fund-raising advisors?

All attendees will have a chance to contribute to a pre-event survey, ask questions live and access a resource pack afterwards.

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Cristobal Alonso (MBA’00D), is the ultimate "make-it-happen" person, Cristobal Alonso is a serial entrepreneur and the Global CEO of Startup Wise Guys – Europe’s leading B2B accelerator and one of the most active early-stage investment companies in the Nordics and Baltics.

Previously, he was co-founder, chair and CEO of Mobofree, at the time Africa's leading social Marketplace. He also co-founded a mobile application start-up, mmCHANNEL, as CCO and interim CEO, raising a €2M VC round. He sits on the board of more than 10 start-ups he has invested in since 2010.

Cristobal is President of NAA Spain and is working on his first book.

Fabio Mondini MBA'99D, IDP-C'17Oct), is the Founder of Cross Border Growth Capital, the leading Fund Raiser in Italy, advising innovative, fast-growing companies on their fund raising and M&A activities. He is also a Venture Partner in Idinvest Partners, the most active VC in Europe >€9B AUM, focusing on VC investments in the Smart City sector (new energy, mobility, smart supply, property tech and industrial tech) and digital.

Fabio has been an active Business Angel since 2012, with a personal portfolio of about 20 start-ups, and a member of the investment committee of Lazio Innova. Previously, Fabio has been a Senior Advisor in the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Fabio is President of NAA Italy.

Alex Zhigarev (MBA’10D), is a General Partner at Speedinvest where he specialises in finding the best deep tech projects from all across Europe and FSU states. Previously, Alex was an expert advisor to the European Commission on the allocation of the Horizon 2020 Fund following his role as COO and co-founder of CBOE Vest Technologies – a Y Combinator spinoff acquired by Chicago Board Options. He is an angel investor, a start-up board member and sits on the board of one of the largest online travel agencies in Russia, tutu.ru.

Alex is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.

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This event is co-organised by the INSEAD National Alumni Associations (NAA) of Spain, NAA Italy and INSEAD Lifelong Learning. With more than 59,000 Alumni distributed across 175 countries with 166 nationalities, our Alumni are citizens of the world, understanding how to balance local and global perspectives and never more than now as the global pandemic disrupts business as usual.

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INSEAD's Lifelong Learning initiative provides ongoing opportunities for INSEAD alumni to keep up to date with the latest business research and practice.  Our offerings include in-person programmes led by INSEAD faculty; webinars that present the latest research and discuss hot topics from the perspective of alumni practitioners; and regional alumni events held around the globe. For more information visit INSEAD Lifelong Learning.

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