Silversquare is proud to welcome Patrick Polak, one of the best VC’s in Europe and managing partner of Newion Investments. Patrick will share his expertise about being a VC and fundraising. Towards the end of 2000 Patrick Polak co-founded Newion Investments and became Managing Partner. He has raised 2 technology funds to date: Newion Investments (I), and Newion Investments II. As Managing Partner Patrick is responsible for the Funds under Management, is involved in all investments, and is or has been a member of the non-executive board of directors of over 22 companies and leads the Fund raising. Being passionate about the VC industry he is involved in several initiatives around the early stage community, including board seats at Tech Tour and Cambridge Innovation Center/Venture Cafe Rotterdam and guest lectures on Venture Capital and Private Equity at several universities in the Netherlands and Belgium.