For the second time, over the course of two intense days, 80 senior corporate innovators, independent venture capital fund managers and strategic investors joined forces to debate and do business in Porto at Smart Capital.
This event was promoted together with the International Venture Club, the collaborative platform of leading independent venture capital, corporate, governmental and institutional investors.
Access to investment might make or break a company. By hosting Smart Capital 2018 for these two days at Estádio Do Dragão, we had the chance to learn from VCs about their goals and visions. This way, we are developing networks and building opportunities.
As part of the agenda, and to increase the impact of the event, we closed the agenda with an open Masterclass focused on exits.
The startup exit is often very much anticipated by founders and investors. But even if the exit is not the first goal of a company, it must be figured out as early as possible. When time comes, sometimes partners have different visions and goals. Investors and founders have to work on this alignment. During this Masterclass, we listened from International Venture Club members about exit processes they were involved in and challenges they wish they had managed differently.