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Presents a Panel Discussion on
Billion Dollar Companies - The Role of Venture Capital & Private Equity in Creating & Unlocking Value
Panel Discussion : 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Networking & Drinks : 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Date : 1st December 2011
Venue: RCOG Hall, Adjascent to London Business School, Regent Park, London, NW14SA
Ring in this Christmas with a bit of inspiration and a lot of ambition!
We at Genius Incubator miss Steve Jobs terribly and wonder how many can recreate his magic! So, we invited a few investors to discuss where the magic lies!!
Industry veterans Nigel Grierson, Luca Bassi and Jeff Paduch weign in on the X-factor that the investors can bring to a billion dollar company in the making!
Nigel Grierson, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Doughty Hanson Technology Fund
Nigel Grierson is a co-Managing Director and Founder of the Doughty Hanson Technology Fund. The $272M Technology Fund invests on a pan-European basis from offices in London and Munich. The Fund focuses on early-stage companies in growth areas within the market sectors of communications, hardware, consumer technologies (including renewable energy), and semiconductors . Prior to joining Doughty Hanson, Mr. Grierson was the Group Director for Intel Capital Europe, managing a team responsible for making strategic equity investments, acquisitions and developing new business opportunities for Intel throughout Europe. He and the team together originated and invested in over 35 technology start-up companies, many of which became substantial public companies. During his 15 year career at Intel he also held the positions of: European Divisional Director for Networking Products with responsibility for sales marketing and product development; European Marketing Director; and Group Systems Engineering Manager. Previously to Intel he worked at AT&T in the Communications Product Division leading a team developing high performance silicon processors, and at Schneider developing industrial process control systems. Mr Grierson graduated with qualifications in telecommunication engineering and electrical engineering. He is an alumnus of Insead Fontainbleau.
Luca Bassi, Principal, Bain Capital
Luca joined Bain Capital in 2003 from Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in London where he advised Italian and international companies on cross-border M&A transactions. Previously he worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Milan where he focused on the industrial, consumer goods and financial services sector. Luca has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS Magna Cum Laude from Bocconi University.
Jeff Paduch, Director, Advent International
Jeff joined Advent in 2002 from the Financial Sponsors/ Leveraged Finance Group of UBS. Jeff has worked on Advent's investments in Worldpay, Cardsave, Xafinity, Equinity (formerly Llyods TSB Registrars), Domestic & General, CAMS, Sophis, Venere Net, American Radiology Services, Long Term Care Group, Wage Works & Aspen Technology. He looks at Business Services, Financial Services & Techology. He is currently on board of Worldpay.
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