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Event Date

10 March 2021

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Event Location

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Emerging Managers Workshop


The BVCA is hosting its annual Emerging Managers Workshop digitally to discuss considerations for LPs and GPs in this area and to provide an opportunity for new connections.

The digital workshop will offer emerging managers the opportunity to learn best practices from successful vintage fund managers; understand what LPs are looking for in teams when deploying capital and discuss what it takes to be a great Emerging Manager from fund 1 to fund 3.

For guidance, GPs will be considered as emerging managers should they be investing fund 1, 2 or 3 and the first close of their first fund has occurred.


08:30 BVCA Welcome
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

08:40 The Performance of Emerging Managers
Mark O'Hare, CEO, Preqin

08:50 The makeup of LPs in UK venture capital and the role of the ECF programme
Sam Ettelaie, Investment Manager, BBB

09:00 Do Emerging Managers really have the competitive advantage?
Panel discussion
Moderated by Roxane Combe, Director, IQEQ
Ralph Buechel, Principal, Unigestion
Mike Reid, Senior Partner, Frog Capital
Matteo Stefanel, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Apis

09:25 Break

09:35 Preparing the next raise: How to be ready to market to institutional investors
Panel discussion
Moderated by Matthew Dickman, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Carolina Espinal, Managing Director, HarbourVest
Alan MacKay, Managing Partner & Co-founder, GHO Capital
Gabrielle Joseph, Head of Due Diligence and Client Development, Rede Partners

10:00 Have LPs changed their approach to emerging managers since the COVID-19 pandemic – and what really constitutes “emerging”
Panel discussion
Moderated by Sandeep Mirani, Senior Principal, Neuberger Berman
Paul Lamacraft, Senior Investment Director, Schroder Adveq
Gustavo Cardenas, Director, Wafra

10:25 Break

10:35 Roundtable discussion

11:15 Close of workshop

13:00 Feedback workshop begins (Please be aware this is an exclusive feedback workshop between LPs & GPs. A panel of esteemed LPs will provide each GP with feedback following a short GP presentation. There is a small fee for GPs to participate. If you are interested in joining please contact Julia Price)


Digital workshop

Digital feedback workshop

Registered attendees will be sent Zoom details for digital workshop approximately 1 week before the event


Digital workshop
BVCA LP & GP Members: Complimentary, to register your place please use the button below.

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Digital feedback workshop
BVCA GP Members: If you are interested in joining, please contact Julia Price

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