**Welcome to the State of Venture Capital in Europe – TOA15 panel**
In this video, Yann De Vries (Partner, Atomico Ventures), Amit Karp (Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners), Felix Petersen (Partner, Faber Ventures), and Ciaran O’Leary (Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital) come together on the TOA15 stage to discuss the current state of venture capitalism.
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**Key discussion points:**
The panel kicks off with a discussion on the changes happening in venture capital in Europe and the rest of the world, with a focus on how Europe is catching up to the US. They delve into the implications for entrepreneurs and how to navigate these changes.
Felix Petersen, an experienced entrepreneur who recently joined Faber Ventures, shares his insights on how he plans to make a difference in his new role. He emphasizes the importance of helping entrepreneurs avoid mistakes and working closely with them. Faber Ventures aims to reinvest all the money they make and provide hands-on support to their portfolio companies, including design sprints and having a dedicated team of developers on the ground.
The panel moves on to discuss the challenges faced by venture capital firms in Europe, particularly the slow demise of older firms and the need for reinvention. Amit Karp from Bessemer Venture Partners highlights how continuous reinvention and a strong management committee have helped their firm stay successful over the years.
Finally, the discussion turns to the added value that venture capital firms can provide beyond funding, such as human resources, business development, and public relations support. The panelists agree that it’s not just about offering these services but also about how effectively they are implemented and executed.
**Watch the full video for more insights and perspectives on the state of venture capitalism in Europe.**
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Yann De Vries (Partner, Atomico Ventures), Amit Karp (Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners), Felix Petersen (Partner, Faber Ventures) and Ciaran O’Leary (Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital) discuss the state of venture capitalism on the TOA15 stage.
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