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LPEA Insights Conference | 28.10.2021 | Luxembourg | Parc Hotel Alvisse & Live Streaming

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Technology Disrupting Private Equity

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Blockchain

The Rising Exposure of LPs to Venture Capital

Impact Through VC: Making Money Responsibly

The LPEA Insights conference is tailored to bring together PE/VC investors and practitioners, with only GPs-LPs as speakers. The audience stems from Luxembourg and abroad. Find the coverage of the event on this page.

Attendees of the LPEA Insights conference can re-watch the conference sessions in the following link. A password is required. If you don’t have the password request it from


ATTENDING LPs & GPs, 3i, Ananda Impact Ventures, Atypical Partner Group, Blackrock, BC Partners, BI-Invest Endowment Management, Bootstrap Labs, Bpifrance, Coller Capital, Columbia Threadneedle, De Raekt, EIB, EIF, EQT Fund Management, European Investment Fund, Expon Capital, FUCHS Asset Management, Genii Capital SA, ICG Europe Sarl, Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital, Karista, LBAN, Lio Capital, Lombard International Assurance, LRLUX SA, Luxempart, M Consulting Sarl, Mangrove Capital Partners, MiddleGame Ventures, MYN Capital Partners Ltd., NMI Partners, Nordea Investment Funds S.A., Norvestor Investment Management S.à r.l., Oakley Capital, Partners Group, Privalux management, Pure Capital, Quadriga Capital Eigenkapitalberatung GmbH, R+V aifm, Raiven Capital, Smart Beehive, SOLMONDO, Stealthy New Venture, Sustainability Investors, Teseo Capital SICAV SIF, Trois I, WEALINS SA, Wendel Luxembourg, WeInvest Capital Partners

Are PE firms as technology driven as their portfolio companies?

What major tech mutation you foresee in the sector?


8.30   Registration & Breakfast

9.30   WELCOME

Claus Mansfeldt, Chairman of LPEA
Stephane Pesch, CEO of LPEA


Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches, Fabric Ventures, Senior Advisor, NED

Private Equity & Artificial Intelligence
From deal source to monitoring tool. How far can AI go into the investment teams’ work? Case Study on EQT’s Motherbrain AI tool.
Antoine Servais, GP Director, EQT Fund Management

A Systematic edge in Private Equity
BlackRock’s view on how big data and data science techniques can provide breadth, speed & certainty in growth equity.
David Wright, Systematic Active Equity Team, BlackRock
» Check David Wright’s view on “Big Data

eFront Advanced Research
How data is transforming the industry and ripping more value from excel sheets.
Pierre Marie
Nowaczyk, Strategic Relationship Manager, Blackrock

Showcase of PE Tech Tools
Accelex, Greenomy, Domos FS, Rundit

11.00  Coffee Break

11.30   KEYNOTE Private Equity for Retail Investors

‘Retailisation’ of PE is on the way with Bpifrance Entreprise 1 (BE1) fund reserved for individuals.
Gorka Gonzalez, Responsible for Retail Activity, Bpifrance 
» Check Gorka Gonzalez’s recent interview on “Le capital investissement à la conquête des Français


Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, and the Future of Finance
Junhaeng Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Gopax

European blockchain strategy and CBDC initiative of ECB
Jean Diederich, President of APSI and vice-chair of the Digital Finance work group at Digital Europe

The genesis of new asset classes and tokenisation
Maya Zehavi, Stealthy New Venture (Israel)
Pascal Bouvier, Middle Game Ventures
» Check Pascal Bouvier’s “Carried Weekly” interview
Mikhail Epishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, VNX
Alexander Tkachenko, Managing Partner, 2BE.LU

How Defi and Blockchain will reshape the future and PE-VC
The future of PE and VC and how LPs and GPs will be impacted by the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DeFi and open standards.
Michael Jackson, Venture Capitalist

12.45  Lunch



Parallel Workshop for Selected Startups.


LPs growing exposure to the asset class and why much of it is going to venture capital investments.

Rajaa Mekouar, Founder and CEO of Calista Direct Investors
» Check Rajaa Mekouar’s recent “Carried Weekly” interview
John Holloway, Venture Capital advisor
Daniele Cardoso, Founder of Trois I
Olaf Kordes, Managing Partner, Luxempart
» Check Olaf Kordes’ recent “Carried Weekly”

15.00  Showcase of PE Tech Tools

73 String, Asset Metrix, QUANTYX, Cascade Lab

15.15   KEYNOTE

Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance

15.30  Coffee Break

16.00   KEYNOTE

Spire, a journey of global impact
Theresa Condor, Executive Vice-President, Spire Global


Impact VC investments without compromising returns. Is it within every VC reach?

Jasjit Singh, Professor, INSEAD (Singapore)
Jerome Wittamer, Founding Partner, Expon Capital
Zoe Peden, Principal, Ananda Impact Ventures
Uli Grabenwarter
, Deputy Director, Equity Investments & Guarantees, EIF
Ilana Devillers, Founder, Food4All

17.15  How the $30 trillion AI opportunity will change not what we invest in, but how we make those investments

The view from a Silicon Valley VC on Applied Artificial Intelligence

Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO, Founder, General Partner, BootstrapLabs

17.40   Closing Cocktail


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Claus Mansfeldt

SwanCap Investment Management

Chairman & Managing Director

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Rajaa Mekouar

Calista Direct Investors

Founder & CEO

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Antoine Servais

EQT Fund Management

Portfolio Manager

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Nicolai Wadstrom


CEO, Founder, General Partner

MGV Pascal Bouvier

Pascal Bouvier

MiddleGame Ventures

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

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Jerome Wittamer

Expon Capital

Managing Partner

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Jasjit Singh

INSEAD (Singapore)

The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development

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Gorka Gonzalez


Retail Activity

Maya Zehavi

Maya Zehavi

Stealthy new venture

Founder & CEO

Mikhail Epishkin

Mikhail Epishkin


Chief Strategy Officer

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Daniele Cardoso

Trois I


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Theresa Condor

EVP and Board of Directors

Spire Global

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John Holloway

Independent Director

Former PE Investments Director at the EIF

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Pierre Marie Nowaczyk

Blackrock/ eFront

Strategic Relationship Manager

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Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches

Fabric Ventures, Senior Advisor, NED

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Stephane Pesch



Alexander Tkachenko


Managing Partner

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Ilana Devillers


Founder & CEO

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Michael Jackson

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Non-Executive Director

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Junhaeng Lee

Streami/ GOPAX


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Olaf Kordes


Managing Director

Jean Diederich APSI

Jean Diederich



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Zoe Peden

Ananda Impact Ventures


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Uli Grabenwarter


Deputy Director

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David Wright


Head of Product Strategy, EMEA, Scientific Active Equity

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Pierre Gramegna

Minister of Finance



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The LPEA Insights will take place in the premises of Parc Hotel Alvisse in the outskirts of Luxembourg City. The hotel can be quickly accessed from the City Centre by cab, car, bus or bike as well as from the Luxembourg airport which is located less than 15 minutes away. Free parking is available onsite.
Parc Hotel Alvisse, Route d’Echternach; L-1453 Luxembourg



The LPEA Insights is open for startups! The LPEA will be running a parallel workshop to bring together VCs and startups to support the latest in their funding path. If you are a startup and have already received at least a first round of private funding, apply here before October 20th.