Jens Tholstrup
Managing Director of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, Development Director SQW Group and Senior Advisor, Oxford Economics

Jens is Managing Director of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, Development Director SQW Group and Senior Advisor, Oxford Economics.

Previously, Jens served as an Executive Director of Oxford Analytica Ltd. from 2000 to 2010. He was a member of the management team, and as Director of Consultancy, he supervised many of Oxford Economics Limited’s key client relationships and was responsible for Business and Financial Markets coverage. Jens acted as Project Director and advisor for a number of major assignments. Prior to joining Oxford Analytica, he worked in investment banking for over 20 years, principally on capital markets, leveraged finance, and corporate finance with a particular focus on financial institutions.

Jens is a Member of the Board of Directors of Oxford Economics, a Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a governor of St Clare’s, Oxford and a Trustee of Charity Mentors Oxfordshire. He is a member of the Society of Business Economists (SBE). He holds BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University in 1976. He also holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MSc in Economic History, both from the University of Oxford.

Jens is also a board member of Venturefest Oxford.

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11:00 - 11:45

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the Global Economy?

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

The panel will look at the industry from the geographical aspect discussing:

  • How has VC investing developed since the financial crisis?
  • How has the investor base for VC funds changed?
  • What level of returns has VCs as an asset class returned?
  • Which sectors/technologies have been most favoured by funds
  • What geographic trends has VC investing witnessed?

Speakers: George Whitehead – Octopus Ventures and Meriwether Beckwith – Oxford Capital Partners

Chaired by Jens Tholstrup – OION

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Jens Tholstrup

Jens Tholstrup

Managing Director of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, Development Director SQW Group and Senior Advisor, Oxford Economics

 

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus