Tag Archives: Venture Capital

Lessons learned

Lessons learned: What I wish I’d known 12 months ago

Three entrepreneurs who recently passed through the London Business School incubator share their key lessons on launching a startup. Mistakes are a part of the learning process in any walk of life, but in business especially it is all too easy to know what you should have done in hindsight. Here three recent LBS graduates, […]

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LatAm’s Booming Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Scene

It is no secret that the Latin American entrepreneurial scene has been booming during the last few years. Many tech experts have written about the region’s exploding growth (TechCrunch, Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz) and major VC funds have entered or redoubled their focus on the region. According to CB Insights data, startups in the region […]

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From Poultry Farming to Venture Investing: Conversation with Daniel Obaseki, Partner at ZX Ventures

AB InBev is the world’s largest brewer. Although AB InBev has a centuries old history, very little is known about how this leading brew house is reimagining the possible through its venture & innovation arm, ZX Ventures. Recently, we sat down with Daniel Obaseki to learn more about ZX Ventures, his journey as an investor […]

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Changing landscapes in VC: LBS, LocalGlobe & Bessemer panel

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with a range of extracurricular activities help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Marco Napa MBA2022 talks us through the recent […]

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Venture Capital Investment Competition: The winning team from LBS

Venture Capital Investment Competition 2021: Our experience

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with extracurricular activites like the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Akshat Goenka MBA2022 talks […]

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Startups that get funded

Startups that get funded: Lessons learned

Over the past 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate more than 500 startups around the world as part of one of the best global angel investor networks, Keiretsu Forum (as identified by the Pitchbook rankings), and also as a part of one of the largest corporate houses in India and globally. The following blog highlights the differences I […]

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An Inside Look at the BVP Investment Memos

As the start-up ecosystem bursts, it is difficult to identify a diamond in the coal mine – an opportunity worth the risk, given the high percentage of failed start-ups. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), an American venture capital firm, alludes to unique characteristics of fruitful investments in its Investment Memos. So, what is the secret sauce? […]

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Fireside Chat with Akriti Dokania (Octopus Ventures) and Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)

Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, talks to his former MBA student Akriti Dokania, Investor at Octopus Ventures. Have you always dreamt about finding and funding innovative startups? Does the venture capital sector interest you? Are you a technology person who wants to play an active role in supporting […]

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Private equity and Venture Capital in a changing world

Evgenia Sopochkina MBA2021 shares her reflections after attending a recent fireside chat between Michael Moore, Director General of British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA) and Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor of Management Practice and Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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