Christopher Rolfe, CEO, GoBeyond
Early-stage or Angel Investing is a sub-category of Private Equity and a young and exciting asset class that sparks the interest of both individual investors and Family Offices.
In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn why early-stage investing is an attractive asset class, explore what opportunities are there beyond financial returns, and how it allows you to unleash the power of networks through real case studies of two programs run by GoBeyond: Rising Tide Europe and NextGen.
All the content and learnings shared in this presentation derive from GoBeyond’s 10+ years of track record of investments in over 100 startup companies by its global community of 800+ Business Angels.
Chris is an experienced business leader with a global outlook developed through an international education and global experience in the US, UK, Europe and sub Saharan Africa. He excels at taking companies through the planning, financing and execution of growth-based strategies. One of his strengths includes ensuring that the correct capital structures are in place to support growth strategy.
Chris has strong competency in technology and consumer-focused companies with experience in early-stage, turnarounds, and mature company environments. Before GoBeyond Chris was CEO of Mobilitrix, an early-stage technology company and, prior to that, he was CEO of Virgin Active South Africa.
Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University, and has been a long-serving member of the Young Presidents Organisation. He has a passion for African safaris, wine and fine food, rugby and cricket. Chris is married to Michelle and has two kids.