#8 Future of VC in Europe – Tuomas Kosonen (Inventure) & Alain le Loux (Cottonwood) - Live At Slush
By Thomas Mensink
We're exploring the Future of Venture Capital in Europe, live at Slush! We speak to leading venture capital investors and record their insights for the At The Money podcast during Slush. In this podcast episode, we had the pleasure to speak with Tuomas Kosonen (Inventure) & Alain le Loux (Cottonwood Technology Fund). Inventure is a Nordic technology fund backing early-stage entrepreneurs. "Having our roots in Finland, we enjoy domains many don’t feel comfortable with, and make big bets on deep tech and scalable technologies." Inventure is currently investing from their third 120M€ fund. Cottonwood Technology Fund is an early-stage VC fund that invests both in Northern Europe & Southwest USA. Cottonwood’s investment approach and focus is on hard science, pre-seed, seed and early-stage funding. In this conversation we discuss (among other topics) how to invest in high tech and deep tech, how Europe becomes mature in terms of tech and venture capital (but is still behind US), and the risk of underfunding high tech companies. Enjoy! Thanks to Novel-T, the startup generator and incubator at the University of Twente, for hosting this podcast recording.