Fintech in Emerging Markets: Experience from a Billion-dollars of VC Investment

Apr 6, 2023, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Joining us for a fireside chat at Republic on Thursday, Levan Shalamberidze will talk about his experiences investing globally and what he's learned from 15 years of working with IFC, the International Finance Corporation. Don't miss your chance to meet a Georgian who is in the forefront of helping largest global development institution make sensible VC investments!

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Startup Grind Tbilisi has brought insight from deeply experienced Venture Capitalists such as Bill Reichert, Marvin Liao, Sheel Mohnot and others. Now we are welcoming to our stage perhaps the most successful Georgian VC in the world, Levan Shalamberidze.

Joining us for a fireside chat at Republic on Thursday, Levan will talk about his experiences investing globally and what he's learned from 15 years of working with IFC, the International Finance Corporation. Levan has managed investments of over $1,000,000,000 with the mandate to help startups from developing economies scale. His focus was mostly on Fintech, but he also pioneered the Insurtech investment direction for IFC.

If you are a founder, or future founder with serious interest in understanding the high-scale startup path, with the stages of growth, the challenges that change over time, and what investors look for, this is an invaluable opportunity for you. 

It's also a great opportunity for investors, government and other institutions to have a broad perspective on venture investing - how it's done and what key dynamics are. 

Don't miss your chance to meet a Georgian who is in the forefront of helping largest global development institution make sensible VC investments!

Event is held with the support of sponsors - Bank of Georgia Business, Medialab, Nexia TA and media partners - Entrepreneur and dev.ge. 

Georgia as a Fintech Hub?

Fireside Chat with Levan Shalamberidze will be the first of a series of speakers about fintech and Georgia, and is part of a conversation about how Georgia might become a fintech hub for the region. Changes in banking regulations and desire of the National Bank to foster innovation lead to an opportunity for Georgia to step into a central role.

DISCLAIMER - IFC is an institution, that invests in startups later-stage. Startups in Georgia are not ready to raise these later rounds yet, so don't expect to get investment and don't ask for it. However, the discussion will give you important insights on how VC investment works.

Event will be held in English!


Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Levan Shalamberidze

    International Finance Corporation

    Global Fintech & Insurtech VC Investor

Moderator

  • Colin Donohue

    Startup Grind

    Tbilisi Chapter Director

When

When

Thursday, April 6, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC

Agenda

2:00 PMNetworking and Light Refreshments
2:30 PMFireside Chat with Levan Shalamberidze
3:30 PMNetworking and follow-up discussion

Organizers

  • Colin Donohue

    Vinocorn & Georgian Wine Finder

    Tbilisi Director

  • Giorgi Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilsi

    Co-director

  • Nia Basaria

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Project Manager

  • Tamar Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Team Member

  • Merab Tevdorashvili

    Team Member

Partners

Bank of Georgia Business logo

Bank of Georgia Business

MediaLab logo

MediaLab

Nexia TA logo

Nexia TA

Entrepreneur logo

Entrepreneur

dev.ge logo

dev.ge

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