MBA VC Lecture | Predictions: The Fastest-Growing Sectors in 2022
Time: 19:00-21:00, Jan. 8th (Sat.), 2022, Beijing Time (GMT+8)
19:00-19:30 MBA Program Introduction (In Chinese)
19:30-20:30 Taster Lecture: 'Predictions for 2022: which will be the fastest-growing sectors in this upcoming year?'
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About The Speaker
Itxaso del Palacio is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at UCL. She is responsible for the Entrepreneurial Finance course module and she also supervises dissertations of the MSc Entrepreneurship. Prior to UCL, Itxaso led the Entrepreneurial Finance activities at the Imperial College Business School.
Itxaso is also a Partner at Notion Capital in London which is one of the leading B2B SaaS investors in Europe. She is investing in software companies with disruptive technologies in AI and ML, big data and analytics, Business SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure, productivity and communications, and security among others. Some of the portfolio companies include GoCardless (unicorn), CurrencyCloud (sold to VISA), Tradeshift (unicorn) and Yulife (led by Itxaso and valued at over $350m). Prior to that, Itxaso launched the corporate venture capital arm of M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm) in Europe. As a Partner in M12, Itxaso led investments in companies like Onfido (unicorn), Unbabel and Beamery.
For more than 15 years, Itxaso has worked with startups in London, Silicon Valley, Spain and Latin America. She holds a prestigious Kauffman Fellowship and is very well connected to the global network of fellow investors. Itxaso is an engineer by background and holds a PhD in entrepreneurship.
PKU-UCL MBA Programme
The Peking University-UCL MBA brings together two world-leading universities together in Beijing, the heart of one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world. It combines the unique research and teaching strengths of the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development. The National School of Development at Peking University hosts some of China’s foremost academics, responsible for advising the Chinese Government on development policies that have driven decades of strong and consistent economic growth. The experienced National School of Development academics will give you a high-level perspective of managing companies in shifting national and international government policy contexts. See more about the programme.
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