Keynote: The rise of Startup investing in Europe

Hussein Kanji

Founding Partner at Hoxton Ventures

Europe’s attractiveness for investment

Hussein Kanji is a US venture capitalist based in London and a co-founding managing partner of Hoxton Venture, an early stage investment company that invests throughout Europe. At the sixth edition of Foro Zagaleta in Benahavís (Malaga), Kanji presented his views on the interesting situation Europe is in now regarding investment.

During his presentation, Kanji spoke about the current state of investments and opportunities in different geographical areas, including Europe, and highlighted the policies announced by the French president, Emmanuel Macron and said that “although London is currently the leading market, France is now appearing as a great alternative for R&D in artificial intelligence”. He also mentioned Spain and Barcelona in particular as one of the new cities that is creating new and exciting businesses.

Zagaleta is the most luxurious real estate complex in Europe and every year it organises a forum with the top executives of some of the most relevant companies from a national and international perspective to analyse and discuss the present and future market. ‘Smart investments in Startups’ was the primary focus of the business forum this year.

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