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Event Date

12 February 2020

Event Location

65 Gresham Street, Debevoise & Plimpton View on map


First-Time Fundraising

Course overview

The BVCA annual First-Time Fundraising Workshop is an important initiative within our calendar to help foster and support the future leaders of our industry.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for GPs raising a maiden fund and not for individuals within firms which have raised consecutive funds.

Why should you attend

Given changes in the industry and its continuing evolution, many teams are entering unknown territory. Whether you've spun out a captive fund that is now seeking third-party investors or you're setting up your own operation, this valuable and timely workshop will help you:

  • Learn from the experience of other first-time fundraisers
  • Deal structuring and investment returns
  • Ensure you are fully informed on matters relating to:
  • The fundraising process
  • Management entity structure
  • Carried interest and co-investment schemes
  • Fund structuring
  • Fund domiciles
  • Regulation
  • Meeting the specific needs and objectives of LPs


08:00 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

09:25 The Institutional LP Perspective
Mark Sims, Director, Funds – Venture Solutions, British Business Bank

09:45 Making it happen and regulatory considerations
Roxane Combe, Business Development Director, IQ-EQ
Monica Pinto, Managing Director, CFO/COO, Apis Partners

10:30 The Fundraising Process
Mark Sims, Director, Funds – Venture Solutions, British Business Bank (Moderator)
Carmen Alfonso Rico, Samaipata VC
Scott Sage, Crane Venture Partners
Jon Coker, Founding Partner, EKA Ventures

11:15 Break

11:45 The Legal Perspective
Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Peter Soliman, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hambro Perks

12:30 Learning From Experience
Panel Discussion:
Dante O’Reilly, Vice President, Hermes GPE (Moderator) 
Guy Davies, Managing Partner, WestBridge
Simon Wheeler, Partner, Imbiba 
Joe Stringer, Managing Partner & Co-founder of TenX Health

13:10 Closing Remarks
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

13:15 Lunch

15:00 Close of event

Dress Code

Relaxed Business


Exclusive to BVCA Members

£649.00 + VAT per person, for advisers and banks
Registration is complimentary for LP's and GP's planning to raise their first fund.

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Further information


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