Author, Angel Investor & Expert on Private Capital. Advisor to Corporations, Institutional Investors and Governments
Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD
Claudia Zeisberger is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, an expert on Private Equity & Venture Capital and a sought-after advisor to corporations, institutional investors and governments. SWFs and Family Offices in particular have benefited from her advice with regards to their investment strategies, ESG & Impact Investing agendas and risk management policies.
Professor Zeisberger is a driving force behind the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems globally and devotes a significant amount of her time to mentoring early-stage companies through ventures such as Google’s Startup Accelerator programme. As an Angel investor, she focuses on edutech.
A public speaker and critical commentator with the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of diverse backgrounds, Claudia is often invited to join advisory boards in the role of ‘Professional Devil’s Advocate’.
Her books ‘Mastering Private Equity – Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts‘ as well the corresponding case book ‘Private Equity in Action have become the standard textbooks for those investing and deploying Private Capital, and her extensive research on emerging market PE and VC has captured the attention of Developed-World-focused Governments and institutions who seek to understand the latest global capital trends.
Google Startup Accelerator selects Claudia as a mentorClaudia Zeisberger has joined Google Startup Accelerator as one of their mentors along with other leading global experts from around the world. The full list of mentors can be seen here. Google for startups just announced their cohort for SE Asia; 15 out of 600 applicants were selected for a 3 Read More
Silver Lake’s coronavirus bets: a make-or-break momen...
The private equity firm’s bold investments in tech and travel could struggle if the pandemic lingers In late March, as the coronavirus pandemic was grinding global travel to a halt, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky was forced to shelve preparations for a stock market listing and urgently seek a financialRead More
INSEAD report shows how private equity is helping famil...
Institutionalisation is key to family firms’ survival A significant ‘proficiency gap’ exists between second generation family companies and those with more intergenerational transfers of power Expertise from external sources – such as PE – can help a family business leapfrog the institutionalisation curve. Family firms are the cornerstone of theRead More
How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs
In 2018, only 3% of venture capital in the U.S went to companies with a female CEO. Yet, the number of female-owned businesses has risen both in the U.S. and around the world, and the number of women intending to become entrepreneurs globally has increased even more sharply. Women who venture into entrepreneurship areRead More
Has Venture Capital Strayed From Its Roots?
Take a step back in time to observe how Georges Doriot – the founder of both VC and INSEAD – set up a machine to fuel and fund innovation and development. “…I want money to do things that have never been done before,” proclaimed Georges Doriot, almost 75 years ago.Read More
Mastering Private Equity
Mastering Private Equity was written with a professional audience in mind and provides a valuable and unique reference for investors, finance professionals, students and business owners looking to engage with private equity firms or invest in private equity funds. From deal sourcing to exit, LBOs to responsible investing, operational value creation to risk management, the book systematically distills the essence of private equity into core concepts throughout the private equity life cycle. It is available in English & Chinese.
Podcast: Institutionalization of Family Firms — Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD
The question seems simple: How Can Family Firms Ensure Long-Term Value Creation? But as a new report – based on interviews 123 Asia-based family firms and 14 private equity professionals – shows, the answer may be more complicated. The report is titled “The Institutionalization of Family Firms,” and it covers aListen
Podcast: Mastering Private Equity & What’s Next — Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD
For years, Claudia Zeisberger has found herself being asked what might seem like a straightforward question: What is Private Equity. It also might seem like a surprising question, given that global private equity assets under management run at about $2.5 trillion. It’s not like we’re talking about some hidden asset class. ButListen