May 24, 2016

GCV Symposium & Powerlist Awards 2016

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NGP Partner Bo Ilsoe shares UCWeb success case during the “Second-level investing as we endeavor to break the CVC cycle” panel in London on May 24th and lands position #23 on the 2016 GCV Powerlist.

Panel description

CVC activity has reached levels we have not witnessed for many years, in certain aspects… ever! To maintain credibility and sustain the trend, investment performance will inevitably become key. The second-level investor takes many things into account, according to Howard Marks, including what is the range of likely future outcomes and how does their expectation differ from the consensus and probability of success at the current price? How can CVC investors find the right deals at the right price that will succeed in the long-run against the market’s weighting mechanism?


Michael Chuisano, Vice President, Venture Investments and COO, JJDC
Bo Ilsoe, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
Jacqueline Lesage Krause, Managing Director, Munich Re / HSB Ventures
Joe Volpe, Managing Director, Global Health Innovation Group & GM Global Health Innovation Fund, LLC, Merck

John B. Riggs, Senior Managing Director, Strategy, Innovation and Development, PwC

See the UCWeb Case Study slides here

GCV Powerlist 2016: Bo Ilsoe, NGP #23

A member of the top 25 from the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist

Bo Ilsoe is managing partner in charge of Finland-based technology company Nokia’s $350m venture fund investing in internet-of-things (IoT) technology companies.

This fund is managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), and Ilsoe also oversees investments for the broader $600m growth stage investor sponsored solely by Nokia alongside his US-based colleagues Paul Asel and John Gardner.

Ilsoe spearheads NGP’s investment strategy in Europe and his investments include Babbel, Moovit, GetYourGuide and Heptagon. He has played a role in fundraising NGP’s three last funds from Nokia, including the $350m IoT fund announced in February… Read more.