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The European VC is your go-to podcast for everything European VC. Co-hosted by Andreas Munk Holm and David Cruz e Silva, EUVC features some of the most prominent people from the European VC industry. Every week, you'll get a fresh new perspective from a European VC champion.

Follow us and join the discussion at Linkedin using #EUVC.

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The European VC is your go-to podcast for everything European VC. Co-hosted by Andreas Munk Holm and David Cruz e Silva, EUVC features some of the most prominent people from the European VC industry. Every week, you'll get a fresh new perspective from a European VC champion.

Follow us and join the discussion at Linkedin using #EUVC.

    #115 Hampus Jakobsson, Pale Blue Dot

    #115 Hampus Jakobsson, Pale Blue Dot

    Today, we are happy to welcome Hampus Jakobsson, General Partner at the early stage climate tech venture fund Pale Blue Dot. Prior to co-founding Pale Blue Dot, Hampus was a Venture Partner at science fund Blue Yard and a prolific angel investor with more than 100 angel investments. He is a software engineer turned founder, turned angel investor, turned VC. When not working with ambitious climate people Hampus cooks and reads.

    In this episode you’ll learn:
    – The hilarious story behind Hampus’ first entrepreneurial ventures and route into venture, all the way to founding one of the signature climate funds in Europe
    – The magic of being focused and absurdly curious as a VC
    – How Hampus walked into his first VC meeting dressed up in a suit thinking he’d fit in, only to be proven that VC is actually a group of cool people doing amazing things
    – How Hampus thinks as a thesis driven investor, first with BlueYard and then with Pale Blue Dot

    • 46 min
    #114 MENA Special Series - Sharif El-Badawi, Dubai Future District Fund

    #114 MENA Special Series - Sharif El-Badawi, Dubai Future District Fund

    This is the last of a four episode long special on the MENA region here at The European VC. This special series of episodes focuses on everything MENA VC, bridging the gap with its European counterparts. We intend to shed light on the ins and outs of venture in the region and promote collaboration between Europe and MENA.

    For this special series of episodes we welcome our dear friend and special co-host Mostafa Gado.

    And as a guest, we welcome Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Future District Fund, the evergreen venture capital fund of funds of Dubai, anchored by the Dubai International Finance Centre and the Dubai Future Foundation with an initial 1 billion Dirham in committed capital.

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    – How Sharif built a stellar operator career in Silicon Valley and came back to the MENA region with the ambition, skills and network to make a true difference

    – The most complete overview of what Dubai Future District Fund as one of the region’s most powerful LPs have in store for us

    – Sharif’s views on the state of VC in MENA, where we’re headed and how European VCs should think about raising from MENA-based LPs

    • 45 min
    #113 Peter Sandberg, Nordic Secondary Fund

    #113 Peter Sandberg, Nordic Secondary Fund

    Today, we are happy to welcome Peter Sandberg, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Nordic Secondary Fund, the first and only fund in the Nordics to exclusively invest in secondaries. Peter has 35 years’ experience from investments and asset management; 5 years’ experience as an early-stage investor and 30+ investments in a.o. LegalDesk & Sky. We had the pleasure to be together with Peter, recording this episode during TechBBQ in Kopenhagen.

    In this episode you'll learn:

    – The origin story of Nordic Secondaries Fund

    – The inner workings of one of Europe’s first secondary funds and how they think about pricing, investment strategy and negotiation

    – Why Peter Sandberg sees a future with much more secondary activity in Europe

    – Fundraising advice from a natural talent solidly rooted in the angel world

    – The importance of karma in venture capital and especially the secondaries market

    • 35 min
    #112 The Memo: Startup Wise Guys, Cristobal Alonso - Fractory

    #112 The Memo: Startup Wise Guys, Cristobal Alonso - Fractory

    Welcome to yet another Memo-episode where we dive deep on one of the funds that we’re raising an EUVC community syndicate for - in other words; one of the funds that you can join us in backing, with minimum tickets at just 1k€.

    For this, we’re talking to Cristobal Alonso from Startup Wise Guys. You’ve met him before in past episodes, so you know he’s quite a personality and that it’s an incredible mission they’re in. Join us as we look behind the scenes of the Startup Wise Guys investment into Fractory and the journey from pre-seed to series A leading to a 120x multiple.

    • 33 min
    #111 Special UrbanTech VC episode with Thibault Chavanat, SIGNA

    #111 Special UrbanTech VC episode with Thibault Chavanat, SIGNA

    This episode is completely different. Actually, it’s not even an EUVC episode! We’ve just launched a new partnerpodcast “The UrbanTech VC” which is hosted by KJ and Mark. This is the go-to podcast for European Founders in the UrbanTech space. So give it a listen and if you don’t think it’s for you - share it with someone else!

    For this debut, we're happy to welcome you to Thibault Chavanat, Senior Project Manager at the SIGNA Group. He is in charge of the development project ‘Karstadt am Hermannplatz’ in Berlin and shared some super interesting insights about the project, Circular Construction and sustainable buildings.

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    – Why “waste” in old buildings is of surprising high value

    – How challenging it is to find architects who don’t see the re-use of materials from the building itself as limitation, but as opportunity

    – How discussions about future regulations like the outlook of the CO2 tax coming can lead to creating something new beyond known paths

    – How the availability of historical, detailed plans of a building can come with both advantages and disadvantages for developers

    • 40 min
    #110 Audrey Soussan, Ventech

    #110 Audrey Soussan, Ventech

    Today we are happy to welcome Audrey Soussan, General Partner at Ventech in its Paris office. The firm is deeply implicated in the evolution and diversity of European tech. Audrey focuses on Product Led Growth, Retail Tech, HR Tech and Marketplaces. She has unique insights on entrepreneurs’ business development, impact investing, and women in tech. She has joined the company since 2011, starting as an analyst and grew all the way through to General Partner.

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    – All about Audrey’s journey from analyst to partner inside Ventech

    – How long term orientation has shaped every part of Audrey’s life and path as a VC

    – How Audrey thinks about culture, carry and leadership in VC

    – Succession preparation in VC firm-building

    • 35 min

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