6 high-profile investors joining us at Web Summit
Even in a market downturn, investment remains essential. Meet some of the VCs and investors set to make money moves at Web Summit 2022.
In just a few short months, Web Summit 2022 will be welcoming some of the top investors and VCs in the world to speak on stage and share their wisdom and insights.
Between them, these investors have funded – and continue to fund – world-changing startups from around the world, as well as future unicorns, and companies that have become household names.
Here are six of the top investors joining us in Lisbon from November 1-4 this year.
Wesley Chan, FPV Ventures
Wesley Chan is the co-founder and managing partner of venture capital firm FPV. Wesley is the Series A lead and board director at Canva, and has led investments in more than 20 unicorns and five decacorns.
As a partner at Google Ventures, Wesley helped lead investments in companies including Ring, Robinhood and AngelList.
Before joining Google Ventures, Wesley was a senior engineer at Google, founding Google Analytics and Google Voice. The MIT graduate also worked on the development of the AdSense and AdWords programs.
Beth Ferreira, FirstMark Capital
Beth Ferreira is a partner at FirstMark Capital, a VC firm investing in a broad range of consumer companies, including next-gen commerce, consumer tech and mobile startups. FirstMark recently announced its newest funds – FirstMark Capital VI and FirstMark Capital Opportunity Fund IV – which are worth US$1.1 billion in commitments.
Prior to FirstMark, Beth was the managing partner of WME Ventures, the venture capital arm of WME-IMG and led investments in Glossier, Daily Harvest and MasterClass.
Before embarking on a career in venture capital, Beth was COO at Fab and oversaw operations in the early days of Etsy. Beth holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Fred Destin, Stride.vc
Fred Destin is the founder of Stride.VC, a venture capital firm based in London that is currently investing out of its second GB£100 million fund.
With more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry, Fred has served on the boards of Huboo, Collective Benefits, Hofy and Unibuddy, while acting as the lead investor for companies including Cazoo, Zoopla and Deliveroo.
Prior to founding Stride.vc, Fred was a general partner with Accel and Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture). With a portfolio holding a total enterprise value of more than US$20 billion, Fred has generated in excess of US$1.4 billion in value to investors.
Source: Websummit Blog