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Mind the Tech London 2022

"Companies that are young and not mature enough are going public"

Ben Langworthy, Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge, made the remarks at a panel that dealt with investors' perspectives on the Israeli and UK ecosystem

Neta Li-Binshtock | 14:15  24.03.2022

"The threats to the high-tech sector? Young and immature companies doing an IPO," said Ben Langworthy, Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, at Calcalist's Mind The Tech London conference. Langworthy participated in a panel moderated by Calcalist reporter Sophie Shulman which dealt with the perspective of investors on the Israeli and UK ecosystem.

The panel also included: Timor Arbel-Sadras, CEO of LeumiTech ,David Zruia, CEO at Plus500, and Haim Shani, Co-Founder & General Partner of Israel Growth Partners and the Chairman of the UK-Israel Tech Hub.

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