Challenges and opportunities in early stage investing
EU GSB Investment Banking and Private Equity Roundtable
April 3, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Steve Schlenker will discuss challenges/opportunities of early stage investing and comment on how MBAs add value either on the principle or on the managerial side. Learn more.
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business - Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Registration
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Panel Session + Q&A
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Light drink
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Register by Phone: +393351258924
Please register by Sunday April 2nd
GSB students, alumni and other guests are kindly requested to register in advance to give the school the possibility to prepare badges and prevent annoyances at the building reception.
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Paolo Guida, 2006
The European GSB Investment Banking and Private Equity Roundtable is pleased to invite you to its first event, which will take place at the GSB London campus on Monday April 3rd at 6.30pm. We are very happy that Steve Schlenker, an experienced venture capitalist at London-based DN Capital, has accepted our invitation to openly discuss challenges and opportunities of investing in innovative early stage companies, mainly in the areas of software, information technology and new digital media. Steve has kindly agreed to cover also another important theme: where, why and how MBAs add value and where they may expect to find the best opportunities to apply their skills and create value, either on the principle or on the managerial side of VC-backed companies. After the discussion, GSB is pleased to offer a light snack and drinks to attendants.
The European GSB Investment Banking and Private Equity Roundtable Core Team
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, DN Capital
Steve is the Chief Investment Officer of DN Capital and is particularly involved in investments in enterprise application software. He was a senior member of the investment team for SUN Technology Investors, where he was a Director of e-Start.com and was on the boards of Travelstore and KeySystem. He was also involved in the successful sale of PlanetAll to Amazon. Prior to joining SUN, he spent four years with Interlaken Capital, a buyout fund in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he worked on private equity investments in companies in the consumer goods, industrial distribution and service industries.
Steve received a BSc in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of Finance with dual concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, and an MBA, with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Profile of DN Capital
The overall objective of DN Capital is to invest in, develop and support emerging software and IT companies, in order to help them become market leaders in their respective sectors. DN Capital invest ?1-5 million per company and concentrates its investment activities in the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia and Germany. The Company is also active in helping leading US software and IT companies enter the European market.