Alexander Leigh on Emerging Fields and Investment Trends in the Tech Industry


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Today’s Guest

Today we welcome Alexander Leigh, who is the Senior Investment Executive at the Development Bank of Wales. He has an extensive background in tech investing, having closed 23 deals for both venture capital and private equity over the course of his career.

What You’ll Learn

The nuances between private equity and venture capital

Advantages of a specialist over a generalist investor

Emerging fields and investment trends in the tech industry


[00:46] Getting to know Alexander Leigh

[02:21] Common mistake by PE firms and portfolio companies

[04:35] Investment trends towards tech

[06:36] Private equity VS venture capital

[09:49] Do investors need specialized knowledge or skills?

[12:10] The rise of climate technology

[15:55] The Tippy Top Blog

[21:26] Notable attributes of a top-performer

[24:41] Private equity and venture capital: the good and the bad

[27:33] Alexander’s learning resources

Alexander’s LinkedIn

The Tippy Top Blog

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