Capital Linkers - By Endeavor Saudi

Endeavor Saudi Arabia takes the lead in hosting a capital matchmaking event in Riyadh. This occasion is thoughtfully designed to bridge the gap between visionary entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. With a focus on creating a vibrant platform for meaningful dialogue, the event serves as a catalyst for exploring new investment opportunities for both parties.

 

The event will be a full day of rich learning about growth capital. It includes hosting a roundtable discussion for Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) to discuss the opportunities of investing in venture as an asset class in our region, the growth it has seen regionally and globally. Also share experiences from different investors.Additionally, for founders, we will host top-tier investment firms specializing in venture debt to provide a masterclass on this financing option for startups. To cap the day, both investors and founders will have the opportunity for curated meetings in a speed networking format

Allen Taylor – Managing Partner at Endeavor Catalyst

Allen leads Endeavor Catalyst, Endeavor’s innovative co-investment fund which is recognized as one of the most active global venture investors in markets like Latin America and the Middle East. Since launching in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has raised over $500M+ across four funds and made 250+ investments in 30+ different countries, including 47 companies now valued at $1B+.

Roundtable Discussion:
Topic: Venture Investment in Emerging Markets
This topic delves into the strategic advantages of incorporating venture capital (VC) investments into a Limited Partner’s (LP) broader investment portfolio. It explores how VC investments can offer diverse exit options and unique benefits, such as joint ventures, access to technological advancements and into new markets, thereby enhancing the overall value and potential of an LP’s investment portfolio.

 

Armineh Baghoomian – Co-Head of Global Fintech at Partners for Growth

Armineh focuses on sourcing and structuring new transactions and working with current portfolio companies. Armineh joined PFG in 2017, bringing her background as an operating executive at several Bay Area technology companies and previous investment experience working with Don and Andrew at Hambrecht & Quist and JP Morgan Partners.

Masterclass:
Topic: Debt as a Financing Option
This session focuses on understanding debt as a viable funding alternative for entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. It will cover various use cases across different business models, highlighting how debt financing can be effectively leveraged in the Saudi market to support business growth and sustainability.

 

 

 

Speed networking sessions between Investors and founders:

Curated matchmaking meetings between the founders and investors

 

May 1, Wednesday, 2024 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Registration and Networking

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10:40 AM -10:45 AM

Welcome Note By Lateefa AlWaalan

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10:45 AM – 11:15 AM 

Key notes By Allen taylor

*This session is for Entrepreneurs / Investors

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11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

Round table discussion:

VC as Asset Class – Lessons Learned Emerging markets VS mature markets Moderator: Yana El Dinrani – Head of MENA at Endeavor Catalyst

*This session is for Investors

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11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

Debt Financing Masterclass

*This session is for Entrepreneurs

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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

*The Lunch is for Entrepreneurs / Investors

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1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

1:1 Curated meetings C/F <> Founders (Round 1)

*This session is for Entrepreneurs / Investors

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2:50 PM – 3:20 PM

Coffee Break

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3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

1:1 Curated meetings C/F <> Founders (Round 2)

*This session is for Entrepreneurs / Investors

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