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Specialization in action: inside a Specialist VC’s playbook for success

14 June 2024 • by Karl Schmedders, Raphaël Grieco in Capital Conversations

Evgenia Plotnikova, General Partner at Dawn Capital, discusses whether VCs should broaden or narrow their focus in years to come...

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As technology advances and industries transform, venture capitalists face a critical decision: should they cast a wide net, or home in on a niche?

To guide investors through this choice, Evgenia Plotnikova, General Partner at Dawn Capital, has sat down with IMD’s venture asset management team.

As the youngest woman in Europe to be internally promoted to GP, Evgenia leads the company’s B2B SaaS (Software as a Service) deals from early stage to pre-IPO. With a particular love for data, automation, and cloud infrastructure, she has led the firm’s investments in Dataiku, Soldo, and Firebolt among others.

Dawn Capital is Europe’s leading specialist B2B software venture capital investor. Founded in 2007, it has over $2bn in assets under management and is currently deploying from a $620m Fund 5 with initial tickets ranging from $10-40m at Series A or B stages.

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