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Brightspark has a track record of creating top quartile returns for investors for the past 10 years
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With 7,000 attendees from 170 countries, 1,200 speakers and over 2,000 startups participating - the Web Summit conference is a unique playground for tech investors like us to keep in touch with current global trends, learn from different industry leaders, mingle with other investors from around the globe, and widen our horizons.
In this post, we have summarized our Venture team's main takeaways, a few of our favorite keynotes, and best memories from Lisbon.
This episode deals with what we affectionately call the “teenage years” of VC investments. Just like teens, early-stage companies go through ups and downs, including periods of high pressure and uncertainty – they are trying to figure out who they want to be when they grow up. A big part of Sophie Forest’s role as Managing Partner is to work with founders in our portfolio through their company’s formative years. Being a mother to teenage daughters, she shares some of the parallels between being a VC and a parent.
Brightspark is broadening its investment focus. While the core of what we do is – and will remain – investing in Series A stage companies, we are moving up and down the VC investment pipeline. In the future, you will likely see us placing extra-selective bets on pre-Seed/Seed companies, as well as backing more mature companies at an early growth stage.
Brightspark State of Mind - Episode 1: Creating Proprietary Deal Flow and Relationships in Venture Capital
Episode 1 is about creating proprietary deal flow and relationships in venture capital. In a thriving tech ecosystem like Canada, finding great companies to invest in isn’t the challenge - finding those deals before anyone else is. In today’s episode, Alex and Eleonore discuss finding and creating proprietary deal flow, and the importance of relationships in venture capital.