44 min

Mads Jensen and Dan Bowyer: The Future of European Venture Capital | Episode 30 Nothing Ventured

    • Entrepreneurship

In this episode of Nothing Ventured, Aarish Shah interviews Mads Jensen
and Dan Bowyer, general partners at Superseed. They discuss the growing
interest in AI and its impact on business. They also delve into the
evolution of European venture capital, highlighting the increase in
funding over the years. The conversation touches on the need for a
European Nasdaq and the importance of speed in sales and scaling. The
episode explores the unique backgrounds of the hosts and how they came
together to form a VC fund. Tune in to gain insights into the world of
venture capital and the transformative power of AI in business.

🕒 Time stamps -
00:18 European venture capital growth.06:15 Fundraising challenges and environment.07:12 Longer investment timeframes.11:31 AI transforming businesses.14:37 State of venture in Europe.18:37 The Future Fund and Risk Aversion.21:34 Optimism in European Venture Capital25:36 Lack of awareness in founders.30:30 Building big European companies.31:35 Shifting focus to deep tech.36:00 Impactful investing in venture capital.38:16 European capital market challenges.43:55 Tech industry challenges in Europe.

In this episode of Nothing Ventured, Aarish Shah interviews Mads Jensen
and Dan Bowyer, general partners at Superseed. They discuss the growing
interest in AI and its impact on business. They also delve into the
evolution of European venture capital, highlighting the increase in
funding over the years. The conversation touches on the need for a
European Nasdaq and the importance of speed in sales and scaling. The
episode explores the unique backgrounds of the hosts and how they came
together to form a VC fund. Tune in to gain insights into the world of
venture capital and the transformative power of AI in business.

🕒 Time stamps -
00:18 European venture capital growth.06:15 Fundraising challenges and environment.07:12 Longer investment timeframes.11:31 AI transforming businesses.14:37 State of venture in Europe.18:37 The Future Fund and Risk Aversion.21:34 Optimism in European Venture Capital25:36 Lack of awareness in founders.30:30 Building big European companies.31:35 Shifting focus to deep tech.36:00 Impactful investing in venture capital.38:16 European capital market challenges.43:55 Tech industry challenges in Europe.

44 min