#7  Private equity panel discussion 2

Innovation, actuarial techniques & social impact in venture capital:
This session will touch on issues such as the application of actuarial techniques to business survival rates in venture capital, evidence of social impact and job creation from VC investing
Given by: Ketso Gordhan - SASME Fund CEO, Grant Rock - Havaic Fund Managers & Emmanuel Luthuli - Lante OTC

Ketso Gordhan
• CEO - SA SME Fund (a R1.4bn venture capital & private equity fund of funds with a focus on impact and job creation)
• Over 20 years' experience in the private equity and impact investing.
• The SA SME Fund is collectively funded by more than 50 listed businesses as well as the PIC, in support of the growth of the SME sector in South Africa

Grant Rock
• Nearly 20 years’ experience as a corporate transactional lawyer, solicitor and executive in South Africa, London and New York,
• Transactions included banking, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, debt and equity capital markets, and private equity.
• Founding partner - HAVAÍC, an investment and advisory firm specialising in early-stage, high-growth post-revenue African businesses

Emmanuel Luthuli
• Founder and managing director of LanteOTC
• Previously in actuarial product development - Discovery Ltd & prior Discovery pension/provident fund trustee.
• Stellenbosch University alumnus
• Dartmouth College (USA) YALI Alumnus
• Healthcare research and entrepreneurship training program -Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).