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24 Feb Loyal VC: Re-inventing Angel Investing (IPEC Geneva)

Geneva, IPEC / 18:00 - 19:00

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an after-work virtual event about early-stage venture investing, organized by the Geneva Chapter of the Swiss INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC).

Loyal VC: Re-inventing Angel Investing (IPEC Geneva)
February 24, 2021
Join us to hear why top investors include private market assets such as private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and angel investing in their portfolio. Kamal Hassan, MBA’93D and co-founder of Loyal VC, will describe the fundamental math for making money in private market assets, the pros and cons of each strategy together with the three sobering realities of VC and angel investing. Kamal will also discuss about the differentiating approach of Loyal’s Global Index VC fund, the returns to date, as well as the secrets to their returns. Loyal VC has quickly built a portfolio of over 125 companies in 35 countries in a wide range of industries. Over 30% of its portfolio is headed by women, ~30% are from emerging markets and 80% address an SDG goals.

Speaker: Kamal Hassan, MBA’93D
Loyal VC, General Partner 
Kamal Hassan is a Founding Partner of Loyal VC, an innovative venture fund that invests in INSEAD graduates worldwide. His career has given him deep insights into angel and VC investing:
  • in 20 years as an entrepreneur he raised funds from over 50 angels, VCs and family offices
  • he spent 15 years as a successful (4.6x realised return) angel, and supported an angel group launch
  • one of his (unsuccessful) startups designed operational software for angel groups and VCs
  • he spent 7 years running and designing accelerator programs for the Founder Institute
  • he led a pro bono project on microfinance for Canadian entrepreneurs as a consultant at Bain
Moderator: Konstantinos Dermanis, MBA ‘13J,
Managing Director, Renovative  
Konstantinos is the co-founder of a private equity fund investing in visionary European managers. He brings a long experience of advising and investing in European companies having completed more than 50 transactions. Konstantinos holds a BSc and MSc from UK universities and an MBA from INSEAD.


Key Facts
When: Wednesday February 24, 2021 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Where: Zoom (Login details will be sent upon registration in the booking confirmation email from XING. Check spam filters if it does not immediately appear in your inbox.)
Registration: On Xing events https://www.xing-events.com/IPECGEVC

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Konstantinos Dermanis, MBA ‘13J IPEC Geneva President
Bernardo Bluhm, MBA ‘15J IPEC Geneva Vice-President
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President


February 24
18:00 - 19:00
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