SIKANDAR ATIQ | President @ Next Equities | Edmonton, Canada
Sikandar is Vice President of Next Equities – a growth capital private equity firm based out of Edmonton, Canada. His responsibilities include opportunity generation and evaluation, due diligence and negotiations, and oversight over multiple portfolio companies.
Sikandar has a strong entrepreneurial background that has seen him found and grow two successful national businesses as well as financial experience through his time working in the Investment Management division of Goldman Sachs in New York.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta and completed his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business where he was an InSITE Fellow and served as the President of the Stern Private Equity Club.
He was recently chosen by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, and was previously selected by Alberta Venture Magazine as a “Next 10 Rising Star” in their 50 Most Influential People issue.
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Fireside Chat – The Evolving of the VC: How Will Venture Captial Firms Change in the Next Decade?
Investment in venture-backed companies is already on pace to experience another record-breaking year in 2018. Venture capitalists are committed to funding the most innovative entrepreneurs, working closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive job creation and economic growth. These Venture Capitalists provide capital to start-up ventures that do not have access to equities markets and they accept the risk of the start-up firm but command a high return of their success.
VC firms are filled with very talented investors who generally have chosen to be VCs (versus company founders) because they want a more predictable path to decent wealth, they do not want to manage people, and they prefer the time with their families versus building risky companies. Will we see a generation of super-ambitious VCs in the next ten years and in which industries or regions will we expect to see a spike in VC funding?