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HVCA-Portfolio GP-LP Investment Conference

Success stories and their champions 2020

Date: 11th June 2020   Location: Hotel Hilton Budapest (Budai Vár)

  • Venture capital and private equity funds capital raising in the region
  • Relations between investors and fund managers
  • What is the secret of successful capital raising?
  • Hungarian and regional success stories
  • The role of serial entrepreneurs in economic growth

Why you should come?

Balabit, Ustream, LogMeIn, Netrisk, Solvo, CryoInnovation, Tresorit; Márton Szőke, Péter Balogh, Balázs Vinnai, Csaba Pribenszky. Familiar names, aren't they?

Successful Hungarian businesses and entrepreneurs all share in common that they each grew and became successful thanks to investments from Hungarian and CEE venture capital and private equity funds, the "crack units" of domestic and regional corporate financing. They all profited, and so did Hungary, as these businesses and entrepreneurs rose without an exception to regional or global leadership in their respective industries. They made substantial innovations and built serious reputations while creating material value in Hungary and in the CEE region and also creating a large number of jobs in the process. The source and starting point of all these success stories was the CEE region and Hungary within it.

What is the key to success? What happens to successful companies and their founders once venture capital exits? Will poachers turn into gamekeepers and entrepreneurs become investors? Who can become a really successful serial entrepreneur? How can these results be scaled and multiplied?

What do government organisations contribute to furthering results? How can government organisations and the private sector’s VC/PE industry contribute to substantial growth in the profits channelled to Hungary over the following decade as a result of Hungarian investments abroad?

What would it take for the CEE region's VC and PE sector to follow the successful U.S. or Israeli examples?

We will seek to answer the above questions as we present the activities of the members of the VC/PE sector at the HVCA's 22nd annual international conference, jointly organised by the HVCA and Portfolio.

Our Sponsors


Absolvo Consulting Kft., Ananda Ventures, Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda, Ardian, Arete, Armillary, ARX Equity Partners, AVCO - Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation, BAMOSZ, Berlin Office, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bijlard Technologies B.V., Bio-Fungi Kft., British Business Bank, Budapest Stock Exchange, Budapesti Értéktőzsde, Cashline Investments,CEE Equity Partners, Central Fund Zrt. CEU Chi Fu Investment Fund Management Zrt., Clairfield International, CMS Hungarian Branch Office, Concorde MB Partners Kft., CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o., Day One Capital Kockázati Tőkealap-Kezelő Zrt., Deloitte Zrt., Dentons, DLA Piper Hungary, Duna House Cégcsoport, Egis Gyógyszergyár Zrt., Enterprise Investors, Erste Group Bank AG, Espira Investment, European Investment Fund, Euroventures Zrt., Eximbank Zrt., EZ, EY Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, Filmive Kft., FINATECH Capital Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Finext Startup Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., GB & Partners Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Heritas Capital Advisors, Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda, HIPA, Hiventures Zrt., Hubbes és Kovács Ügyvédi Iroda, Impact Advisory Zrt., Incubation at Startup Campus, INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH, International Investment Bank, IQ-Profit Kft., KPMG Hungária Kft., KPMG Tanácsadó Kft., Lead Ventures Alapkezelő Zrt., Lengyel Allen & Overy Ügyvédi Iroda, Lorincz&Cie, Magyar Bencés Kongregáció Pannonhalmi Főapátság, Magyar Kockázati és Magántőke Egyesület , Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Üzleti Angyal Egyesület, Mazars Kft., Mentor Equity LLC, MFB Invest Zrt., MFB Zrt., MID EUROPA PARTNERS, MOL, MTA KRTK KTI, NegoLab - The Negotiation Laboratory, Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal, Noerr & Társai Iroda, Optima, OrienTax Adótanácsadó Zrt., PBG-FMC Zrt., Portfolion Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., PortfoLion Ventures, Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, Solus Capital Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Startup Campus Berlin, Startup Campus, Strobl Média Kft., Susterra Capital Ltd., Széchenyi Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., Szecskay Ügyvédi Iroda, TaylorWessing Rechtsanwälte, Techstars, Tilia Impact Ventures, Trenkwalder Recruitment Ltd., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., United Call Centers Kft., Varga János Tamás és Társai Ügyvédi Iroda, Wallis Asset Management Zrt., Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda, X-Ventures Alpha Zrt., Yeda R&D - Technology Transfer from The Weizmann Institute of Science, 3TS Capital Partners

Who we recommend

Our event can provide useful knowledge to those working in the following areas:
  • venture capital and private equity fund managers
  • asset managers, investment funds, funds of funds, insurance companies, banks, pension funds, family asset managers, large corporations, angel investors, wealthy private individuals
  • corporate finance professionals
  • finance directors
  • stock exchange professionals
  • corporate finance consultants
  • Lawyers
  • regional bankers in corporate financing
  • representatives of regulatory and supervisory authorities
  • entrepreneurs looking for growth capital
  • economic decision-makers


HVCA-Portfolio Investment Conference 2019


Organisation, general questions

Renáta Szekeres
  • Renáta Szekeres
  • event organizer
  • Phone: +36 1 646 4367
  • Email:


Sándor Takács
  • Sándor Takács
  • Commercial Director
  • Phone: 428-9094
  • Email:
  • Sarolta Henter
  • Phone: +3620 259 4932
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