Long-time venture capital investor Dr Bill Janeway will headline the United States Studies Centre’s presentation of “Venture capital in the innovation economy.”
Dr Janeway is a Special Limited Partner of American private equity and venture capital firm Warburg Pincus where he was responsible for building the information technology investment practice, which has invested over $15 billion in more than 270 companies over the last 25 years.
He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators, and the State, about which Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor and former executive chairman, Google and Alphabet Inc. has said:
“Bill Janeway’s Doing Capitalism has become a classic, helping to launch the digital revolution and explaining how venture capital has leveraged state investments and financial bubbles to change the world through technological innovation.”
The innovation economy is a world where progress is made by trial and error and depends on access to funding not concerned with immediately visible economic value.
Two sources have played decisive roles historically: mission-driven governments and financial speculation generating occasional “productive bubbles”. Dr Janeway’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and network.
October 10, 12:30pm – 2pm
Sydney Startup Hub, level one event space
11 York Street Sydney. Cost $10