World Economic Forum Summit in Davos, as ever, did not disappoint. Technology was present in most of the discussions, and we as MCI, were happy to pitch in.
For the very first time, Poland had an official state Pavilion, thanks to involvement of PZU and Bank Pekao. Great project to promote the role of our country in the region and on the continent, and to show our strengths.
MCI’s session began with a presentation on the future of European Tech sector, comparing the sectoral trends with China and US.
Video of the presentation by Tomasz Czechowicz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFIH0VYp70
Presentation to download: www.mci.eu/davos
The presentation was followed by two panel discussions.
First, the panellists discussed the best possible expansion directions for European tech companies. When and how to enter China? How to make it in US? What sectors still remain open for new solutions.
Big thank you to the participants:
- Anna Fang Partner & CEO Zhenfund
- Brent Hoberman Co-Founder and Executive Chairman: firstminute capital, Founders Factory, Founders Forum
- Francis Leung Chairman, CVC Capital Partners, CHKLC
- Arek Wylegalski Venture partner, firstminute capital, Advisor, MCI Capital
Sebastian Kulczyk and Thor Bjorgolfsson also pitched in from the audience.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Z4ELesq04
As fintech still plays a very significant role in the tech investment sector, we have decided to dedicate part of the discussion only to that topic. Have we reached the peak? Why is insurtech lacking behind? Finally, are we still waiting for the solution that will the disruptor to that scale that Facebook was in the media?
We were talking with Piotr Wetmanski – Chief of Staff and Head of Strategy at Bank Pekao S.A. and Andy Stewart – Founding Partner Motive Partners. Thank you also to Roman Pałac of PZU for his remarks.