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june, 2019

19jun12:0013:00Trends in Venture Capital in America, with Tony Tjan

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Interested in the Trends in Venture Capital in North America? Then this is for you. Please join Cue Ball Founders, Tony Tjan and Mats Lederhausen, for a Thought leader session on the subject.

The focus of the conversation will be to share perspectives on trends in the North American startup ecosystem as well as to discuss the advantages of a purpose-driven and people-first approach to venture investing with a flexible, long-term investment philosophy.

Cue Ball is an early stage investment firm bringing a purpose-driven, people-first and more patient approach to invest and support next-generation visionaries creating positive change and tangible impact through category-defining and culturally-shaping companies. Anchored by an evergreen capital base, we look to stay long for the course by turning early growth into durable compounded growth. Prior to launching Cue Ball, our partnership spent a combined 100+ years as entrepreneurs, operators and investors. In establishing our firm, we set out to offer founders something different and more progressive for their choice of an investment partner based on our own experiences and shared values.

Hope you’ll join us, lunch will of course be served! Don’t forget to sign up.

 

 

Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 - 13:00

Location

Revelation Space

Mäster Samuelsgatan 36

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  • Mats Lederhausen

    Mats Lederhausen

    Operating Partner, Cue Ball

    Mats Lederhausen was a founding General Partner of Cue Ball and now serves as an Operating Partner. He is also the founder of his own private holding company, Be-Cause, a pioneer in purpose-driven investing. Mats has been instrumentally involved with Cue Ball since our inception and focuses on our portfolio’s consumer and lifestyle brands. Previously, he led McDonald’s Ventures where he oversaw ground-breaking investments in concepts including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Redbox DVD (which he co-founded), and Pret A Manger. As Chairman of Chipotle from 2003-2006, he led what became one of the most successful restaurant IPOs in history. More recently, he co-founded and serves as chairman of Roti Modern Mediterranean. Mats started his career at the Boston Consulting Group before becoming an owner-operator of more than 170 McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden. In 1999 he was asked to serve as Global Head of Strategy at McDonald’s where he co-architected the corporation’s turnaround. Mats is a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and served for nearly a decade as Chairman of the non-profit Business for Social Responsibility. He also serves on the global board of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mats holds a Master’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Operating Partner, Cue Ball

  • Tony Tjan

    Tony Tjan

    Managing Partner, Cue Ball

    Tony Tjan, Cue Ball’s co-founder and leader, is an entrepreneur and counselor at heart. He has led multiple “ground-up to scale-up” ventures and served as a strategic advisor to several CEOs. Tony’s career started at McKinsey where he founded ZEFER, one of the earliest Internet advisory and development firms. He also co-founded MiniLuxe, an ethical nail care and beauty brand seeking to change an entire industry. For 15 years, Tony was Vice Chairman of The Parthenon Group and also served as a senior strategic advisor for Thomson Reuters, helping to lead its transformation into the largest media information company.Tony has written over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review and is the author of Good People and the New York Times best-seller, Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck. He is a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow and recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Tony holds AB and MBA degrees from Harvard and was a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He sits on the Advisory Council for the MIT Media Lab and the Board of the Tory Burch Foundation.About Mats LederhausenOperating Partner, Cue BallMats Lederhausen was a founding General Partner of Cue Ball and now serves as an Operating Partner. He is also the founder of his own private holding company, Be-Cause, a pioneer in purpose-driven investing. Mats has been instrumentally involved with Cue Ball since our inception and focuses on our portfolio’s consumer and lifestyle brands. Previously, he led McDonald’s Ventures where he oversaw ground-breaking investments in concepts including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Redbox DVD (which he co-founded), and Pret A Manger. As Chairman of Chipotle from 2003-2006, he led what became one of the most successful restaurant IPOs in history. More recently, he co-founded and serves as chairman of Roti Modern Mediterranean.Mats started his career at the Boston Consulting Group before becoming an owner-operator of more than 170 McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden. In 1999 he was asked to serve as Global Head of Strategy at McDonald’s where he co-architected the corporation’s turnaround. Mats is a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and served for nearly a decade as Chairman of the non-profit Business for Social Responsibility. He also serves on the global board of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mats holds a Master’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Managing Partner, Cue Ball