Jun 2, 2023

Investing in AI - What Are Investors Looking for Right Now?

Unleashing the Power of AI and investing in the future

Join us for an exclusive talk with VC General Catalyst and Merantix, as we delve into the transformative world of AI and explore the immense opportunities it presents for investors.

In today's fast-paced landscape, investing in AI has emerged as a key avenue for maximizing returns and driving innovation. This event brings together visionary investors, industry leaders, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs for a deep dive into the evolving AI investment landscape.

Whether you are an experienced investor seeking to expand your portfolio, a startup founder, or a curious novice eager to explore the possibilities, this event is the perfect platform to gain invaluable insights and make informed investment decisions.

The panel will include Hemant Taneja, CEO and managing director of General Catalyst, Max Rimpel, partner at General Catalyst, Zeynep Yavuz , principal at General Catalyst, and Adrian Locher, co-founder and CEO of Merantix.

Let’s discover the latest trends and breakthroughs shaping the AI industry, hear from renowned experts in the field of AI investment who will share their experiences, strategies, and success stories, and engage in meaningful conversations, expand your network, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for AI and its investment potential.

🎟 Limited seats are available, so secure your spot today by registering below. Don't miss this chance to be at the forefront of AI investment and be part of the next wave of groundbreaking innovations!

About the speakers:

Hemant Taneja is CEO and managing director of global VC firm General Catalyst, backers of legendary companies like Stripe, Snap, Samsara, Airbnb, Kayak and Gusto. Hemant is also a best selling author and advocate for Responsible Innovation.  His 2022 book Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies with Responsible Innovation lays out an actionable framework for founders and executives on how to create innovative and enduring companies built–from the outset–to generate both significant financial and societal returns. Hemant is regularly featured on the Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the world.

Max Rimpel is a partner at General Catalyst, where he invests in early-stage founders across the US and Europe. Max is based in New York and spends most of his time across the Enterprise software stack with a focus on AI. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Max worked at Index Ventures and Google in London. Max is on the board of, or actively involved with, the following GC companies such as OpenStore, PowerUs, Localyze, Origin, AIM Robotics, Workwise, Expressive and Chalk.ai.

Zeynep Yavuz is a partner at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that partners with founders from seed through growth stages and beyond to build companies that withstand the test of time. At GC, Zeynep focuses on investments in fintech and crypto companies globally. She is based in London. Prior to joining GC, Zeynep led new product partnerships at the global cross border payments company WorldRemit. Zeynep started her investing career at TA Associates, a global growth equity fund, where her focus was investing in financial technology companies in Europe. Prior to joining TA, Zeynep was in the technology investment banking group of Bank of America Merill Lynch in New York.

Adrian Locher is the co-founder and CEO of Berlin-based Merantix, an AI investment platform, and initiator of the Merantix AI Campus. He has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for the past 20 years, founding more than 10 companies both in Europe and the US, in digital healthcare, e-commerce and AI. Adrian holds a degree in business and economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He sold his previous company, a leading Swiss e-commerce firm, at EUR 100M revenue. Adrian has received various awards, is a close advisor to one of Europe’s largest initiatives for young entrepreneurs, and a board member of HSG Alumni.

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