Bence Banhalmi
After interning at Blackrock and Rocket Internet, Bence joined Cambridge Education Group as a Corporate Development Analyst. At Eight Roads, Bence focuses on exploring new investment themes and supporting the existing portfolio.

What motivates you?

The opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and management teams while helping them overcome major challenges to achieve their biggest goals.  

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

Working with companies, both in VC and PE, in three different countries over the past three years has been a real challenge but I think it is this variety that has pushed me to quickly understand and adapt to different businesses and business cultures. 

Which investment trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

The potential that technology has to bring innovation to the healthcare, education and transportation sectors as these will have the most direct impact on our lives.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

My rowing coach would tell us never to worry about what the other teams were doing, because we couldn't influence that. The only thing we can control is our own work and the attitude we have towards achieving our goals. I have found this advice to be useful not just on the water, but in many other areas of life.