As VC funds adapt to evolving private capital markets, many investors are seeking more flexibility in their fund investments. This has led to growth in fund-level innovations like rolling funds, open-ended funds, and continuation funds. Join Kamal Hassan, founding partner of the open-ended Loyal fund, and Michel Geolier, CEO of fund software provider Betterfront, for a webinar on what this trend means for investors, how to evaluate open-ended funds, and which other innovations may be on the way as the VC space continues to evolve.
Kamal Hassan a Managing Partner at Loyal VC, an entrepreneurial CEO and angel investor. His professional and philanthropic experiences include: time as a Global Director with the Founder Institute accelerator, former INSEAD Alumni Association President, a consultant at Bain & Co, and an engineer at IMAX. Kamal has an INSEAD MBA and a degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He has traveled to over 100 countries and speaks five languages.
Michel Geolier oversees strategy and business development at Betterfront. Previously, Michel led due diligence and fund managers selection for the Siemens’ pension fund. He started Betterfront out of his frustration of poor alternative investment analytic solutions.
Join the Global Co-President of the INSEAD Women in Business Global Club, Sophie Berton, and Managing Partner at Loyal VC, Kamal Hassan, for this informational webinar discussing gender imbalance in venture capital, why diversity is the key to success, and how to overcome investing bias resulting in financial freedom for women globally.
Loyal is proud to showcase a selection of our portfolio companies and other high impact startups working to improve the lives of others through improving mental health. Presenting companies come from Australia, Canada, and around the world.
Join Kamal Hassan, Managing Partner at Loyal, for this educational talk on startup valuations.
Net-zero emissions refers to an equilibrium where we would add no more greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere than we could remove from it, a balancing act that we will need to achieve if we are to stabilize the earth’s temperature. While uncertainties remain about the magnitude of the consequences of uncontrolled global warming, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risks Report 2022 indicates that a near majority of business executives now believe that the most critical threat to the world is climate action failure, well above societal, technological, economic, or other geopolitical risks. In this context, how should early-stage investors assess their portfolio’s exposure to climate risks – particularly in the case of startup companies when little may be known about the potential climate impacts of new technologies, products, or business models? And what should startups do to determine whether they are on a path to net-zero?
Professional poker players have developed a number of strategies to optimize their financial returns from playing hands with uncertain outcomes that are revealed over time. This sounds a lot like early stage venture capital investing. The future of a startup is initially uncertain, and gets clearer over time as the company succeeds or not. Can VC investors optimize their returns by following poker player strategies, including small antes to see each hand, discrimination on which hands to invest further on, and large raises on hands that develop well?
Watch Expat Professional and Business Women’s Network International and Loyal VC in this informational webinar discussing gender imbalance in venture capital, how diversity is the key to success, and how to overcome investing bias resulting in financial freedom for women globally.
Learn the fundamental math and other secrets of investing in startups, and how to avoid common pitfalls as an angel, and how to identify the right venture funds to invest in.
Venture capital is famously known as an asset class with the potential for exceptional returns, so long as the investor is willing to pay the necessary costs in effort and illiquidity. Does it have to be that way?