MENA Summit 2019

The Emergence of Venture Capital Mega-Funds

MENA Summit 2019

The Emergence of Venture Capital Mega-Funds

As investors, companies, and corporates maintain a strong interest in the tech industry, growing tech businesses turn to venture capital as their go-to funding source. VC firms are bullish on tech, and the favorable fundraising environment is resulting in new expansion and opportunity funds. While raising VC for seed investing is challenging, there is plenty of capital for successful late-stage companies. In each of the last four years, annual U.S. venture fundraising has topped $30 billion. With excessive dry powder in the ecosystem, companies are choosing to stay private longer. Specialists will discuss the confluence of factors that have led to the rise and reign of super-giant funding rounds of $100 million or more.

Speakers

Moderator:

Sumant Mandal

Managing Director, March Capital Partners; Co-Founder, The Hive

 

Speakers:

Ibrahim Ajami

Head of Venture Capital, Mubadala Capital

 

Ron Cao

Founder and Partner, Sky9 Capital

 

Fred Destin

General Partner, Stride.VC

 

Akshay Naheta

Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

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