Nizar Tarhuni

Schedule for Web Summit 2019

Monday, November 4
16:00 – 18:00
Opening night cocktail in Forum
Format
Dinner
Location
Forum, Altice Arena
18:00 – 20:00
Opening night ceremony
Format
Dinner
Location
Altice Arena
20:00 – 22:00
Speaker reception in Forum
Format
Dinner
Location
Forum, Altice Arena
Tuesday, November 5
13:30 – 15:45
MC Block
Location
Venture stage
Participants
Nizar Tarhuni PitchBook
13:30 – 13:45
Opening remarks - Global Venture Overview
Format
Keynote
Location
Venture stage
Participants
Nizar Tarhuni PitchBook
13:45 – 14:05
The state of global seed
The shift towards later-stage investments has created a challenging landscape for early-stage startups seeking funding. As the pool of seed investors shrinks, what are those who are left searching for in companies?
Format
Panel
Location
Venture stage
Participants
Reshma Sohoni Seedcamp
Gillian Munson Union Square Ventures
Zach Coelius Coelius Capital
Nizar Tarhuni PitchBook
Alexandre Barbosa Faber Ventures
16:30 – 19:00
Speaker reception in Forum in partnership with Zeta
Format
Dinner
Location
Forum, Altice Arena
Thursday, November 7
12:15 – 12:35
Is IPO the ultimate sign of success?
Highly valued companies are staying private for longer. How do we motivate growth stage founders when the path to exit is prolonged? Private equity exits used to be both stigmatised and inaccessible for most startups. No longer. They're now becoming a go-to strategy, accounting for almost one-fifth of VC exits. Will this last or should IPOs be the ultimate goal for founders and investors?
Format
Super fireside
Location
Venture stage
Participants
Ravi Viswanathan New View Capital
Alex Irwin-Hunt fDi Magazine (Financial Times)
Nizar Tarhuni PitchBook