The Billion Dollar Dinner (Berlin Edition)

The Billion Dollar Dinner (Berlin Edition) was an exclusive event hosted by Beyond The Billion.

This event was a unique opportunity to gather some of the most prominent figures in the investment and entrepreneurial landscape for a special gastronomic dinner experience, fostering relationships and engaging in insightful discussions.

The idea behind this gathering was to create an informal yet stimulating setting where our guests could share collective insights, learnings, and war stories from the last 24 months, and explore new ideas and opportunities for growth in these rapidly evolving spaces.

Some Key Takeaways:

The Resilience and Growth Potential of Venture Capital
Discussions at SuperVenture Berlin underscored the resilience of venture capital as an asset class, even amidst economic uncertainty. Participants who joined our dinner highlighted the sector’s continued innovation and ability to deliver outsized returns. 

The event emphasized that venture capital remains a critical driver of technological advancement and economic growth, with a growing interest in sectors like fintech, healthtech, and sustainable technologies. Investors are increasingly recognizing the importance of supporting early-stage companies that have the potential to transform industries and generate significant long-term value; especially those led by gender-diverse teams.

 

The Need to Shift to “Legacy” vs “Fear-Based Planning”

Limited Partners (LPs) discussed how planning driven by fear can prevent future generations from building on past achievements and may even cause family conflicts. Behavioral studies indicate that fostering confidence and trust is a more effective approach for preparing the next generation to manage and grow wealth, and working together across generations is beneficial.

 

The Need to Reframe “Pattern-Matching”

A principal of a family office in attendance shared how she realized what was important in ensuring women-led innovation continues to be invested in is to challenge the typical “pattern-matching” as part of the process. Rather, it was important to look at the “distance travelled” for the founder. Often, women and people of color have a more circuitous journey, and may not come from the perceived “pattern of success”. Capital allocators have an opportunity to level the playing field. 

We will continue to host these gatherings globally, recognizing the significant impact on the investment and entrepreneurial communities through these convenings.

We would love to extends our gratitude to all guests for their contributions and active engagement, which were instrumental in the event’s success. 

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Beyond The Billion

BTB is the world’s first and largest consortium of venture funds pledged to invest over $1Bn into women-founded companies. Beyond the Billion’s (BTB) first pledge campaign was launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women in October 2018 with an audacious goal of catalyzing $1 billion into the hands of women founders globally, addressing the gender venture investment gap where women were receiving only 2.2% of all venture capital funding. In under 2 years, $638 million of the first billion pledged was deployed by our partner funds into close to 800 women-founded companies, of which 11 have been recognized as unicorns— from Canva to EverlyWell. To continue to build on this momentum, we launched Beyond The Billion, to catalyze capital deployed to and with these venture funds, ensuring their continued capacity to invest by bridging LPs and GPs, building a community of institutional investors, sovereign funds, IFIs, DFIs, family offices, wealth managers and high net worth individuals; driving the agenda collectively.

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