EPISODE #1 - Sille Pettai & Allan Gaidunko

The #1 pilot episode kicks off with future podcast hosts Sille Pettai (SmartCap) & Allan Gaidunko (LHV Asset Management) sharing their investment views as leading Estonian LPs. The pilot episode is moderated by EstVCA's Managing Director Kadri Lindpere. We talk about how LHV Asset Management and SmartCap make their funding decisions and fund assessment procedures, dive deeper into ESG and impact, look at how the PE/VC industry is changing and analyse the dos and dont's in fundraising. Furthermore, we talk about how Sille and Allan started in the industry and hear about the aspects that have had the most impact on them as persons and as professionals. Tune in!

  • Episode host: Kadri Lindpere (EstVCA's Managing Director)
  • Guests: Sille Pettai (SmartCap) & Allan Gaidunko (LHV Asset Management)

Sille Pettai is the Fund Manager and Management Board member of SmartCap -the Estonian state VC company managing an early-stage fund of funds. Sille has more than 10 years of experience in asset management as an investment executive at Swedbank Investment Funds, where she was responsible for the management of alternative investments portfolio with private equity and real estate focus in pension funds.

Allan Gaidunko is responsible for managing private equity and venture capital investment portfolio at LHV Asset Management. He is a member of the management board at Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EstVCA), where his primary mission is to develop the local private equity and venture capital market and introduce the region to foreign investors.

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