From Diamonds to Venture. Demystifying "Alternative Investments"

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Have you ever tried equity crowdfunding? Did you know you can invest in diamonds? What's the deal with crypto these days? How do you get into venture funding?

The world of alternative investments is broad and varied, containing everything from antiques and wines to carbon credits.

We'll give an overview of the "Alternative Investments" topic and then MtG Communications Lead, Natalie Holmes, will host our expert panel. We'll leave a little time afterward for networking. Bring your questions!

Our Expert Panelists:

MALI M BAUM is CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE I Founding Partner at MAGDA GROUP, an upcoming fund of funds in Germany and globally with a focus on diverse teams. Mali has 20 years’ experience in founding companies and was nominated for the Digital Female Leader Award 2017 and 2018 by Women in Digital. Mali is a regular speaker at conferences, a mentor and jury member at startup competitions. She lectures at universities on entrepreneurship and international business in Berlin and brings investment knowledge as a business angel. Mali has been instrumental in creating the business and technology ecosystem in Berlin, and connecting it with the global tech ecosystems in Tel Aviv, New York, Silicon Valley and Beijing.

ANTONY TIKHONOV is a Business Development Manager responsible for DACH, Nordics and Baltics at "Seedrs," the leading pan-European equity crowdfunding platform. Launched in 2012, the company has seen €620M+ invested into 770 funding rounds for ambitious startups. Seedrs was named "Most Active UK Funder of Private Companies" in 2016 and 2017 and has investors from 60+ countries using the platform frequently. Through the use of Seedrs, tens of thousands of retail investors have received access to a new asset class, startups, and now can support young ambitious companies with investment starting from as low as 10EUR.

DANA DATEL is managing director at Diamond Investment Group, where she offers tailor-made investments as well as entire investment packages in diamonds. With a network of long-standing relationships in the industry and as a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Dana and her firm provide the expertise and experience to help investors feel satisfied with their decision and choice, to understand the reasons for choosing their stone and to feel safe throughout the process.