Deep-tech investing expert, IQ Capital co-founder and current BVCA chair Kerry Baldwin sits down with Unquote editor Greg Gille for a wide-ranging discussion in this week's episode of the Unquote Private Equity Podcast.
Baldwin was recently appointed as chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) until March 2022. She has also had a long and storied career in the European venture capital space: having started her career at BDO, she joined Venture Technologies in 1998, investing in the first wave of UK deep-tech companies. She then co-founded VC firm IQ Capital in 2006 and went on to raise five funds to invest in early-stage deep-tech opportunities in the UK.
In this special episode of the podcast, Baldwin discusses her priorities for the year ahead, the buoyant environment for venture, how to improve PE's public image, and more.
0:00 – Intro
3:28 – BVCA's priorities for the year ahead
5:34 – Outlook on the investment landscape
8:30 – Deep-tech opportunities
10:22 – Are venture valuations becoming an issue?
14:22 – Does PE have a public image problem?
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
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