Ecosystem Giants - Manu Grupta
The "Ecosystem" series gather the key players of Europe's innovation ecosystem - startups, investors, corporations and public sector actors
The 'Ecosystem Giants' Talks highlight the ecosystem members who redefine the tech investment and startup landscape. They are sessions of practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and operators. The ‘Ecosystem Giants' Talks speakers will share their ‘secret sauce’ to success, insights and commentary on the market. An opportunity to meet and get to know (albeit virtually) some of the most seasoned VC investors and high-growth founders.
ParlayMe is proud to support 'Ecosystem Giants' Talks, the series that highlights the VC investors and founders who redefine the tech investment and startup landscape. @Manu Gupta, one of the most influential VC investors in European tech will join @Tzvete Doncheva on Tuesday, 22 September at 5pm BST to discuss early stage fundraising and upcoming trends, building a successful career in venture capital and partnering with some of the most exceptional entrepreneurs (he led the investments or sits on the board of Casafari, Builder.ai, Opendoor, SoFI, Figure, Maker Studios, Omio, Forward Health, Algomi, Taulia, Aetion Health), helpling, as well as assisting in over a dozen other exits). Manu was previously a founding team member and Partner of Lakestar, helping raise $1.4bn in 6 years to become one of Europe’s largest tech venture funds.
About this Event An 'Ecosystem' event by Tzvete Doncheva
Timings 17:00 BST Start; in conversation with Manu Gupta 17:20 Market commentary and Q&A 17:40 Pitching for feedback *An early stage founder will give a 3' pitch for the chance to get direct feedback from Manu 17:50 End Supported by :
Manu was previously a founding team member and Partner of Lakestar, helping raise $1.4bn in 6 years to become one of Europe’s largest tech venture funds. Manu led the investments or sits on the board of Casafari, Builder.ai, Opendoor, SoFI, Figure, Maker Studios, Omio, Forward Health, Algomi, Taulia, Aetion Health, Helpling, as well as assisting in over a dozen other exits. Manu was previously an Executive Director and Head of European Internet coverage at Goldman Sachs, both in the London and San Francisco offices. He started his career as a Product Manager at Oracle and coder at Sun Microsystems. Manu graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has lived in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Zurich and London.
Tzvete Doncheva is a VC analyst at Amplifier, an early stage VC fund investing in the interconnected supply chain. Previously she led the platform efforts at a proptech VC, a spin out of multinational real estate investment manager Round Hill Capital. A core activity of her work has been identifying innovative solutions and connecting the key stakeholders in the public and private sectors (transport and real estate) to enable open dialogue and future progress. Tzvete is also a non-exec trustee at Girls in Charge, a mentor to female founders and advises companies on positioning/growth.
An Ecosystem series - webinars where Europe's leading investors, innovators, corporate players and public sector actors come to share insights, hear from experts and create meaningful connections.
*Spaces are limited.
At the end of the session a founder will do a 3' pitch for feedback - if you would like this to be you (in this or a future event); reach out to Tzvete.
Find out more about the Ecosystem Project here: https://ecosystem.substack.com/