The founder and CEO of KBW Ventures will be continuing his unofficial position ambassador of MENA venture capital in Silicon Valley
KBW Ventures founder and CEO Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud will participate in a Bloomberg Live event dedicated to venture capital on August 1, KBW has announced.
The Venture Forward 2019 event, being held under the theme of ‘The Shift in Global Capital Flows & High Tech’, will take place in San Francisco and will include five panel discussions featuring speakers from various segments of finance.
At the event, Prince Khaled - continuing his unofficial position ambassador of MENA venture capital in Silicon Valley - will participate in a live stage interview with Bloomberg regarding venture investments, LPs and fundraising. The interview will be broadcast in real-time through venture investments, LPs and fundraising.
According to KBW, Prince Khaled will also discuss the burgeoning food tech and food science sectors. He is considered the first venture capitalist in the region to support plant-based and sustainable business models.
Other speakers at the event include Jack Cassel, the vice president of new listings and capital markets at Nasdaq, Safanad chief investment officer Dr. John Rutledge and Refactor Capital co-founder David Lee.
Sponsored by the UAE’s Mubadala, Venture Forward in San Francisco will be followed by events in Singapore, London and New York that will cover various aspects of technology and finance.
On July 10, Prince Khaled participated in another San Franscisco-based Summit, the Future of Food 2.0 event, at the headquarters of WeWork in Silicon Valley.
The plant-based technology sector has come into focus in recent weeks following the success of Beyond Meat’s IPO, whose stocks went up over 540 percent since after going public in May.