Current Presentations

Keith is a frequent speaker and panellist on venture capital at external conferences and seminars and is a university lecturer on private equity and venture capital.

What people say about Keith’s talks:

“I listened to your webinar and enjoyed it immensely” Henley Business School alumnus

“Clearly immensely knowledgeable about the area” MBL venture capital masterclass delegate

“Many thanks for leading the excellent seminar for us, which was very lively and informative and much appreciated by all those who attended” ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty

“Many thanks for your extremely valuable contribution” Queen Mary, University of London

“We very much enjoyed your lecture on venture capital and trends” Chartered Institute of Marketing

The commercial focus of the seminar was excellent – very useful insight into private equity” MBL private equity funds & MBOs masterclass delegate

Keith’s most recent presentations are listed below.

Seminars and talks by Keith Arundale  

Recent talks

12 August 2021: “Exploring the US, UK and EU Venture Capital Ecosystems”. Webinar for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

28 January 2021: “Accessing Entrepreneurial Finance in the Pandemic”. Webinar for Henley Business School alumni. Here is the link to a recording of my talk: https://youtu.be/vz_qTxw2v2A

14 October 2020: Webinar on business angel, crowdfunding and venture capital financing for Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)  “Successfully managing innovation: Securing funding and investment” series.

23 June 2020: “Accessing Entrepreneurial Finance”. Webinar for the Worshipful Company of Marketors.

25 January 2020: Speaker on Expert Panel on “What we can learn from US and European venture capital investment practices”at Real Deals Mid-Market 2020 Conference, London Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London: https://rdmidmarket.com/

25 November 2019: The transatlantic divide: Investigating the differences in investment practices between European and US venture capital firms. Carnegie Mellon University, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship CONNECTS seminar series, Pittsburgh, USA. You can watch the video of my talk here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ7y97wA0nk 

14 November 2019, ISBE Conference, Newcastle. Paper presented on: Investing across frontiers: A study of venture capital investment approval practices in Europe and US”.

9 September 2019: The transatlantic divide: Dr Keith Arundale investigates differences in investment approach between European and US VCs. The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), London:
https://www.cisi.org/cisiweb2/shop/event-details?eventid=86849775

2018 presentations

7 November 2018, ISBE Conference, Birmingham – Paper presented on: “Collaboration by venture capital firms: Issues with cross-border syndication in Europe and US”. (nominated for the Best Paper award in the Entrepreneurial Finance track)

2016-2017 presentations

29 November 2017, ISBE Conference, Belfast – Paper presented on:
“Investigating the characteristics of top performing venture capital funds in Europe and USA”.

20 June 2017, Middlesex University and ISBE conference: “SME Finance, 10 years after the Global Financial Crisis”. Speaker on “Exploring the difference in performance between European and US venture capital funds”.

7 November 2016, Right Management Business Leaders Forum:
Seminar on “Private Equity and Venture Capital”

28 October 2016, ISBE Conference, Paris – Two papers presented:

“Differences in investment practices between European and US venture capital funds: a frequency analysis”.

“Non-practitioner views on the reasons for the difference in performance between European and US venture capital funds”.

25 April 2016, Right Management Business Leaders Forum:
Seminar on “Private Equity and Venture Capital”

(Keith has also presented several courses on PE & VC for MBL Seminars each year and continues to teach PE & VC at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading)

2014-2015 presentations

2 November 2015, Right Management Business Leaders Forum.
Seminar on “Private Equity and Venture Capital”.

21 January 2014, The Entrepreneurs, City of London: “California dreaming and London calling: Finance your big idea”.  Speaker on “A personal tour of Silicon Valley, USA” and panellist. 

(others to be logged onto system)

2013 presentations

27 September 2013, EMMINVEST webinar: “Challenges and opportunities in the Internet of Things sector”. Speaker on “Perspectives from a private equity & venture capital expert”.

12 September 2013, MBL Seminars, Manchester: Presented one-day masterclass on “Private equity funds and management buyouts”.

9 September 2013, Asset Management Association of China: Asset and Fund Management Programme. One-day seminar on Private Equity Funds.

25 June 2013, International Venture Club Round Table, at NYSE Euronext. Moderator of panel on “Attracting the right late-stage co-investors”. 

21 June 2013, MBL Seminars, London: Presented one-day masterclass on “Venture capital “.

17 May 2013, MBL Seminars, London: Presented one-day masterclass on “Private equity funds and management buyouts”.

26 March 2013, MBL Seminars, Reading: Presented seminar on “Private equity funds and management buyouts” for Pitmans lawfirm.  

Jan – April 2013, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading – MSc Corporate Finance: Venture Capital - 8 lectures.

Jan – April 2013, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading – BSc Investment Management: Private Equity & Venture Capital – 10 lectures and 10 seminars. 

2010-2012 presentations

(to be logged onto system)

2009 presentations

Jan – April 2009, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading - MSc Corporate Finance: Venture Capital - 8 lectures

27 January 2009, PEI Training, London - guest lecture: Trends and Issues in the European Venture Capital Industry

2008 presentations

4-6 November 2008, PEI Training, Hong Kong – course:Private Equity 101 – The fundamentals of private equity and venture capital

11 June 2008, PEI Training, London - guest lecture: Trends and Issues in the European Venture Capital Industry

4 March 2008, InterTradeIreland Private Equity Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Keynote Speech: Early Stage and Technology Venture Capital Investing: Value Creation for Shareholders – for a copy of Keith’s presentation see www.equityconference.org/arundale.pdf

4 February and 12 February 2008, ICMA Centre, University of Reading – Lectures: The Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Process 

Jan – April 2008, Queen Mary, University of London – MSc Project Management core module lectures: Financial and Risk Management of Technology-Based Projects – 12 sessions

2007 presentations

28 June 2007, The Worshipful Company of Marketors, Tallow Chandlers Hall, City of London – Seminar:Venture Capital for Marketers – the mysteries explained! To view presentation click here: www.marketors.org/sections/themaster2.htm

12 June 2007, Cass Business School, London - Lecture, Private Equity MSc elective: Trends and Issues in the Private Equity Industry

Jan – April, 2007, Queen Mary, University of London – MSc Project Management / Technology Management module: Financial and Risk Management of Technology-Based Projects – 12 sessions

2006 presentations 

1 November 2006, ICMA Centre, University of Reading – Lecture: The Venture Capital Process and Trends in the Industry

5 October 2006, Thames Valley Investment Network Annual Dinner - Talk on venture capital trends and issues

19 June 2006: RightCoutts, Reading – Seminar: An Introduction to Raising Venture Capital Finance

30 May 2006, Cass Business School, City University, London – Lecture, Private Equity MSc elective: Private equity investment trends

25 May 2006, Cass Business School, City University, London – Lecture, Entrepreneurial Finance MSc elective: Private equity and venture capital investment trends, with focus on technology investmentsl

21 April 2006: RightCoutts, London – Seminar: An Introduction to Raising Venture Capital Finance

20 April 2006: Chartered Institute of Marketing, Moor Hall, Cookham – Seminar: The Venture Capital Process and Trends

23 and 24 March 2006: Queen Mary, University of London – Lectures: Sources of Funding and the Venture Capital Investment Process (Science and Technology Entrepreneurship programme)

10 February 2006: Queen Mary, University of London – Lecture: Venture Capital Investment Trends in the European Technology Sector (Commercialisation of Science and Technology programme)

10 January 2006: Vencap International, Oxford - Presentation: The Private Equity Market Today and Going Forward

2005 presentations

10 November 2005: PwC/Mourant International Finance Administration, Jersey - Presentation: The Private Equity Market Today and Going Forward

11 October 2005: PwC Private Equity Club – Fundraising presentation - Global and European fund raising and investment activity trends

16 June 2005: EVCA Symposium, London – Interactive workshop discussion: EVCA activity data – vital statistics, a look behind the scenes

11 May 2005: Cass Business School, City University, London- Lecture, Private Equity elective: Private equity investment trends

21 April 2005: The Innovation & Technopreneurship Conference 2005: Financing Early Stage Startups and University Spinouts, hosted by 3i and PwC, London – Talk: Preparing for spinout – Defining the Steps  

16 March 2005: EVCA Investors Forum, Geneva – Presentation: 2004 EVCA preliminary activity data

4 March 2005: Queen Mary, University of London – Lecture: Raising Venture Capital Finance for High Tech Investment

18 February 2005: Queen Mary, University of London – Lecture: Venture Capital Investment Trends in the European Technology Sector (Commercialisation of Science and Technology programme)

4 January 2005: London Business School – Chevening Technology Scholarship Programme - Lecture: Private Equity and Venture Capital Trends in Europe – with focus on Technology investments