LP money coming to Europe

By November 21, 2008Venture Capital

LPs (or Limited Partners) are the people (typically institutions like pension funds and insurance companies) that invest the money in venture capital funds which then in turn gets invested in startups.  I have just returned from a week in the US where I have seen a significant increase in the number of US LPs expressing a desire to invest in Europe.  This has been a long time coming and is a welcome development as we are under-funded in this market and their capital could make a big difference.

I think it is the combination of enough evidence now that Europe works combined with the declining attractiveness of the alternatives (US venture and buyouts) that is driving this shift.

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    Speaker's Biography:

    Jean Marc Lopez is the is a Founder and President of A-Venture Capital, Wall Street, New York.
    He focuses on commodities, real estate and financial deals, also involved in business intelligence and security solutions. Jean Marc holds a board position within companies in A-Venture Capital portfolio. He was an advisor to several pioneering start-up efforts with strong long-run performance.

    As a visionary, Jean Marc Lopez has played important role in starting and helping companies. The biggest virtue of Jean Marc is that he doesn't just spread cash, but nurtures and supports beginners. Jean Marc Lopez has won admiration because of his ability to visualize business opportunities in right perspective.

    Long term performance private equity performance remained steady and continued to outperform both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ for the ten and twenty year horizons.

    Earlier in his career, Jean Marc Lopez worked with the European Union and has undertaken many projects as an independent consultant throughout his career. He earned Masters from the University of Sophia Antipolis.

  • robertflyod

    Speaker's Biography:

    Jean Marc Lopez is the is a Founder and President of A-Venture Capital, Wall Street, New York.
    He focuses on commodities, real estate and financial deals, also involved in business intelligence and security solutions. Jean Marc holds a board position within companies in A-Venture Capital portfolio. He was an advisor to several pioneering start-up efforts with strong long-run performance.

    As a visionary, Jean Marc Lopez has played important role in starting and helping companies. The biggest virtue of Jean Marc is that he doesn't just spread cash, but nurtures and supports beginners. Jean Marc Lopez has won admiration because of his ability to visualize business opportunities in right perspective.

    Long term performance private equity performance remained steady and continued to outperform both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ for the ten and twenty year horizons.

    Earlier in his career, Jean Marc Lopez worked with the European Union and has undertaken many projects as an independent consultant throughout his career. He earned Masters from the University of Sophia Antipolis.