Navigating in Times of Uncertainty 

Invest Europe’s 2023 Venture Capital Forum was a resounding success, and we were delighted to once again lead as the primary sponsor. Our continued partnership with Invest Europe underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting growth companies at every stage of their financial journey and helping them navigate the complex landscapes of Venture Capital and Private Equity. 

This year, our Managing Director & Co-Founder, Greg Revenu, took the stage to deliver a keynote address that illuminated the pressing issues and exciting opportunities in the world of venture capital. 

Key Takeaways from the Forum 

*Greg Revenu’s keynote speech was filled with valuable insights and forecasts for the industry. Here are some key takeaways from the event: 

Resilient Growth: Despite the volatility, the Venture Capital industry has experienced remarkable growth throughout the 2020s. 

Challenges Ahead: 2023 brings its own set of challenges, including limited exit options and difficulties with Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), which have significant implications for VC fundraising. 

Long-Term Resilience: The VC sector has demonstrated its long-term resilience, with both demand and supply steadily increasing. Price adjustments are poised to drive further innovation in this sector. 

Adaptation and Diversification: Venture capitalists are adapting by expanding structured growth financing, emphasizing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, and diversifying their capital sources. 

Emergence of Private Debt: Private debt has emerged as one of the fastest-growing asset classes in global private equity, signifying a significant shift in investment strategies. 

Exit Uncertainties: While the reset phase is nearing completion, uncertainties regarding exits continue to loom over the industry. 

During the conference, Greg Revenu was joined by our Head of Private Capital Markets, Julien Polenne, to chair the event, offering further insights and moderating illuminating panel discussions and Q&A sessions. 

Our expert team had a fantastic opportunity to engage with Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) who are shaping the future of VC investment and facilitating growth in innovative companies. 

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Invest Europe for their ongoing partnership and commend them on yet another successful event. 

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Invest Europe is the world’s largest association of private capital providers. They represent Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure investment firms, as well as their investors, including some of Europe’s largest pension funds and insurers. Invest Europe’s aim is to promote a better understanding of private equity that enables our members to invest capital and expertise into improving businesses and generating returns for investors, free from unnecessary regulation and constraints. Invest Europe’s members take a long-term approach to investing in privately-held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps create healthy and sustainable companies across Europe, securing millions of jobs and delivering strong returns for leading pension funds and insurers whose members depend on them for their retirements.