2020 and beyond: The next decade of European angel investing


The next decade of European angel investing.

The summit brings together the top angel investors in Europe for an intimate discussion on the outlook for European technology, reflecting on the last decade of technology investing and sharing predictions for the next decade. 


The afternoon will also provide an opportunity to hear from Lionel Barber, who stepped down as Editor of the Financial Times in January, after a 34-year career at the publication. He will be sharing his thoughts on the future of the European and global economy and his view on how macro currents will impact the technology industry.


In addition, there will be several panel discussions including some of Europe's most innovative angel investors on their unique approaches to investing as well as European "Super Angels" discussing their best practices. 


When and where:

Tuesday, March 31st 2020
14:00 - 18:30

Balderton Capital
The Stables
28 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JF

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This is a private, invite-only event. Please contact us if there are others you believe could benefit from attending.

  • 01Keynote Speaker: Lionel Barber, Former Editor of The Financial Times

Keynote Speaker: Lionel Barber, Former Editor of The Financial Times

2020 and beyond: Global macroeconomic headwinds and the geopolitics of technology

Lionel Barber was the Editor of the Financial Times from 2005-2020.

Under Lionel's editorship, the paper won three ‘Newspaper of the Year’ awards, transformed the newsroom into a world class digital-first operation, and solidified its legacy as one of the world’s leading business news organisations, renowned for its integrity and accuracy.

Barber is an experienced broadcaster and commentator who has co-written several books, including “The Price of Truth”, and has lectured on foreign policy, transatlantic relations and Europe. He has received numerous prestigious awards including the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post (1985), a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship (1991) and many more. 

In 2009, Barber was awarded the St George’s Society medal of honour for his commendable contribution to journalism. He serves as Chair of the Board at The Tate and is also on the Board of the Carnegie Corporation. In 2016, he was made a Chevalier in the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his journalism.

  • 02Panel Sessions

Panel Sessions

Further insights from 'super angels' and Balderton's Liquidity I team

We are bringing together Europe's most prolific angels to discuss innovative investment strategies angels are focusing on and hear directly from Europe's 'super angels' on different sourcing and investing strategies, best portfolio practices, approaches to liquidity and more.

Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and network with fellow angels and industry leaders throughout the event.

On stage, we will be joined by super angels, including:

  • Khaled Helioui, former CEO at Bigpoint and active angel investor with a portfolio that includes Deliveroo, Onfido, OpenClassrooms, Uber and more.
  • Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Transferwise and active angel investor with a portfolio that includes Bolt, Zego, Cleo, Pipedrive and more.
  • Christophe Maire is the founder & CEO of Atlantic Labs and Atlantic Food Labs — an incubator for food and sustainability startups — both based in Berlin; he is an active seed investor with a portfolio that includes Infarm, SoundCloud, GetYourGuide, Choco, Clue, Omio, Medwing and more.
  • Jose Marin, co-founder of, IG Expansion and Serendipity Investments. Jose is co-founder and co-CEO of FJLabs. He is a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor with a portfolio that includes Alibaba, Betterment, Uber, Airbnb, Brightroll, Delivery Hero, LendingHome and more.
  • Jane Walerud, serial entrepreneur and active angel investor with a portfolio that includes Bluetail, Klarna, Teclo Networks, Graphmatech, Volumental, Ekkono and more.
  • and more to be announced...


Balderton's Daniel Waterhouse and Laura Connell are hosting this event and will be guiding conversations on the day.

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