Except for thrilling audio system and an electrifying pitch competition, what makes a startup occasion exceptionally good is the individuals you meet and connect with. At the EU-Startups Summit on Might 2-Three, we’ll have about 1,200 of them. Under you’ll find brief intros to 60+ of the superior individuals you’ll have the opportunity to satisfy. When you haven’t purchased your ticket but, you possibly can still get it here.
VCs, Angel Buyers, Accelerators
Rudolph Ihns: This Madrid-based investor is a Managing Companion at GAA Investments, a US-based fund started in 2017, which is focusing on investments in tech startups with a proven monitor document in Spain and Portugal.
Romain Vidal: Associate at Paris-based CapHorn Invest, an unbiased VC investing in B2B startups that drive digital transformation. CapHorn focuses on Collection A & B rounds starting from €2 to €20 million.
Ravi Kurani: Principal at Earlybird, a European early-stage VC fund investing in a wide range of digital business fashions. Ravi focuses on investments in the fintech, insurance and blockchain and crypto area.
Chris H. Leeb: Based mostly in SF, Chris is the CEO of Angelitos, which catapults disruptive enterprise ideas from Europe to Silicon Valley, helping startups incorporate there and speed up market entry to realize traction earlier than addressing buyers.
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter: Associate on the Speedinvest, Marie-Helene is heading the seed-stage VC’s office in Munich and specializing in Business 4.0 investments. She formerly led Gross sales and Advertising for VIPnet, Croatia’s first personal mobile phone network, later turning into the corporate’s CEO.
Maciej Balsewicz: Co-founder of bValue Angels VC, investing in early-stage startups in the CEE area. Based mostly in Warsaw, Maciej is captivated with know-how innovation and entrepreneurs, with 12 years of operational and investment experience.
Stephan Glaenzer: A German entrepreneur who co-founded Ricardo.de and the early stage VC fund Passion Capital. Stephan is among the most lively angel buyers throughout Europe.
Quino Fernández: CEO of the Barcelona-based Conector Startup Accelerator, which works with entrepreneurs to improve their expertise, broaden their information and help them grow and validate their tasks.
Xavier Fuyá: Investment Affiliate at Nauta Capital, the place he’s targeted on deal move origination, due diligence and evaluating potential investment opportunities for Spain and Portugal.
Lina Chong: VC at Target International – a world VC firm headquartered in Berlin, which connects the key European startup ecosystems, with €700 million in belongings beneath administration.
Mathieu Carenzo: An angel investor and lecturer on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance at IESE Business Faculty, Mathieu coaches entrepreneurs and rising companies’ executives, and was previously a companion at Nero Ventures.
Catherine Ogilvie: Senior Advertising Advisor for Silicon Castles, an accelerator that transforms concepts into mental property and scalable products. Catherine has over 30 years of experience in international advertising and communications working with blue chip companies.
Pepe Borrell: The Managing Director of Crowdcube in Southern Europe. Crowdcube is a leading equity crowdfunding platform for startups and rising businesses to attach with potential buyers.
Cecilia Lundborg: Investor in Paris-based VC daphni, which invests in tech startups with European DNA and a robust international ambition. Beforehand founded PitchYard, which specialises in crowdfunding marketing campaign pitch writing.
Brigitte Baumann: Founder and CEO of Go Past Early Stage Investing, in 2015 EBAN (the European Enterprise Angel Network) named her European Investor of the Yr. Born in France, Brigitte and her family reside in Zurich.
Borja Breña: Investment Manager at Nauta Capital, the place he focuses on Spanish and Portuguese opportunities. Previous to joining Nauta, Borja was a senior funding manager at Telefónica’s corporate venture capital fund.
Marco Trombetti: Founder and CEO of Translated.com and of Pi Campus, an Italian VC that invests in growth-stage know-how startups, principally in AI, with greater than 40 investments in Europe and the US already in its portfolio.
Stéphanie Hospital: Founder and CEO of the venture platform OneRagTime. The VC platform selects probably the most revolutionary startups from across Europe and Israel and backs them, leveraging their curated group of buyers.
Ken Wilson: Based mostly in Dubai, Ken is a social enterprise researcher and an influence investor in early-stage corporations making constructive social and/or environmental impacts.
Sebastian Karas: Head of Scouting at mAccelerator.vc, a VC fund from Warsaw with over €50 million underneath administration, focusing mainly on late seed and Collection A rounds of investments in startups with cutting-edge technological options.
Fausta Pavesio: Based mostly in Milan, in addition to being an angel investor and startup advisor, Fausta is a Board Member and Venture Companion at NYC-based Smartup Capital, which invests in seed to Collection B rounds in digital startups with killer groups, value-added know-how, a aggressive course of, and restricted cash burn.
Petter Larsson: Investment Supervisor at Adevinta Ventures, a worldwide leader in on-line marketplaces. Adevinta’s main focus areas are in proptech, mobility, and jobs & the way forward for work.
Eamonn Carey: Managing Director at Techstars London – one of the world’s leading startup accelerators. Eamonn can also be an early stage investor, advisor and board member for corporations throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Beatriz Volckaert Almansa: Influence Investment Analyst at the Ship2B Foundation. Based mostly in Barcelona, Ship2B’s vision is a society, the place economics, social welfare, culture, and the setting go hand in hand in self-sustaining corporations with a social mission.
Rune Theill: CEO at Rockstart – a six month intensive startup accelerator based mostly in Amsterdam. Rockstart offers investment, workplace area, highly specialised information, and entry to a broad network of international mentors, partners and buyers.
Oriol Bes: Barcelona Director of The Founder Institute, a pre-seed startup accelerator based mostly in Silicon Valley, which has launched over Three,500 corporations, serving to them to boost over $800 million. Oriol can also be Program Director and a mentor at The Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship.
Javier Megias: Entrepreneur and enterprise angel, keen about innovation and entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of Startupxplore, the premium syndicate funding platform, and the President of the Valencian Startup Affiliation.
Florence Aretz: Investment Director at Adevinta Ventures, a worldwide chief in on-line marketplaces. Adevinta’s main focus areas are in proptech, mobility, and jobs & the future of work.
Kirsty Grant: Chief Funding Officer at Seedrs – the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe and the UK’s most lively funder of personal corporations. Kirsty will even be a part of a panel discussion in the course of the occasion.
Founders, Speakers & Leaders
Nilan Peiris: VP of Progress on the London-based unicorn TransferWise, Nilan is liable for scaling teams effectively and managing the global enlargement of product. He additionally advises quite a lot of early-stage startups on progress and getting traction.
Beth Susanne: A world pitch coach, since relocating from Silicon Valley to Europe in 2012, Beth has coached more than 2,500 tech startups, and has worked with corporations from over 60 nations in digital, AI, IoT, cleantech, biotech, medtech, agtech, fintech, and e-commerce sectors.
Naren Shaam: Founder and CEO of Berlin-based Omio (GoEuro), the main reserving platform for transport across Europe. Offering travel options in 36 European nations, Omio is used by more than 27 million individuals every month and is expanding internationally.
Amrit Dhir: Head of International Operations at Google for Startups, Amrit works with know-how startups drawing from his expertise in new enterprise improvement for a few of Alphabet’s most revolutionary products and groundbreaking applied sciences, and can also be an angel investor.
Kaidi Ruusalepp: Founder and CEO of Tallinn-based Funderbeam, a blockchain-based investment platform that makes it straightforward to spend money on personal corporations and for users to sell their shares each time they need.
Andrea D’Amico: Based mostly in Amsterdam, Andrea is VP & Managing Director of the EMEA region at Booking.com, with 20 years of experience in the on-line journey business managing giant groups in several levels and geographies.
Sebastian Grabert: German Representative of Euronext, the leading pan-European change in the Eurozone, overlaying Belgium, France, Eire, The Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK. Euronext had 1,300 listed issuers value €3.9 trillion in market capitalisation as of September 2018.
Lisa Steigertahl: Co-founder of the European Startup Network, Lisa is now a marketing consultant and leads the European Fee’s venture the EU Startup Monitor, mapping Europe’s startup ecosystem.
Avi Meir: Founder and CEO of TravelPerk. Founded in 2015 and based mostly in Barcelona, TravelPerk is the world’s first all-in-one platform for reserving enterprise journey, and is 100% free.
Robin Wauters – European tech journalist and founding editor of the knowledge and market intelligence platform Tech.eu. Robin repeatedly travels to conferences to present knowledge on the European tech scene and interview executives, buyers, and policymakers.
Carlos Pierre: Founder and CEO of Badi, a Barcelona-based proptech and peer-to-peer marketplace and app, which allows you to listing or search for obtainable rooms in shared flats, and discover flatmates based mostly in your age, tastes and hobbies.
Alejandro Artacho: Co-founder and CEO of Madrid-based Spotahome, a web-based reserving platform for mid to long run lodging, which permits renters to guide their housing online before they arrive to a metropolis.
Djordy Seelmann: CEO of HousingAnywhere, a platform that brings collectively supply and demand for housing for international college students. Djordy helped to scale the startup into a worldwide marketplace with rooms out there in over 100 nations.
Anna Ritz: CEO of weview, a Munich-based startup that uses machine studying to generate insights into shopper behaviour, Anna will give a workshop focusing on how one can build trust with clients, leverage word-of-mouth suggestions, and generate data-driven selections.
Madeleine Evans: Founder and CEO of Levell, which supplies well-being administration instruments for individuals and corporations. Madeleine speaks on subjects associated to mission-driven enterprise, well-being, influence investing, lean organisations, and the future of work.
Tugce Bulut: Founder and CEO of Streetbees, a international intelligence platform that reveals how individuals behave by analysing real-life moments collected from over 1 million Streetbees customers in 150+ nations.
Tilo Bonow: A communications professional, business angel, and founder and CEO of PIABO, a PR company that amplifies brand efficiency for progressive corporations by offering leading edge public relations providers.
Zièd Bahrouni: Co-founder and Managing Director at Motius, a startup that develops products and prototypes for shoppers by combining a talent pool of world-class developers with a sensible venture platform for automation. On the Summit, Zièd will give a talk on easy methods to bootstrap a company.
Until Faida: Founder and CEO of Adblock Plus (eyeo) – the world’s hottest browser extension and most used advert blocking answer, which has been downloaded over 1 billion occasions and offers users extra control over their browsing expertise.
Henrik Zillmer: Founder and CEO of AirHelp, the world’s main flight compensation firm. Founded in 2013 and based mostly in Gdansk, Airhelp is already obtainable in 30 nations, and has helped more than 7 million individuals process airline compensation claims.
Sissel Hansen: Founder and CEO of Startup Information, a publishing company that produces guidebooks and instruments to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with totally different startup scenes across the globe. Based in 2014, Startup Guide books at the moment are obtainable for 23 totally different cities in Europe, the US, Asia, and the Center East.
Xavi Beumala: Founder and CEO of Barcelona-based Marfeel, a fast-growing adtech platform that helps publishers to create, optimise, and monetise cellular websites.
Alexandre Prot: A serial entrepreneur, Alexandre is co-founder and CEO of Paris-based Qonto, a neobank for SMEs and freelancers. Since launching in 2017, Qonto has made enterprise banking straightforward for over 40,000 corporations.
Arnab Naskar: Co-founder of Luxembourg-based STOKR, a peer-to-peer interface that connects everyday buyers with revolutionary business ventures. Powered by the Ethereum blockchain, STOKR creates unbiased entry to new capital markets.
Tim Cakir: A advertising marketing consultant, Tim is an professional in progress advertising, search engine marketing, natural search, AdWords campaign management and content material creation, and is the COO of Carts Guru, an e-commerce company based mostly in SF.
Urs Rothmayr: Along with main the Barcelona and Andalucía chapters of The Founder Institute, Urs is also a professor at Three Points, the Digital Business Faculty, an Innovation Manager on the management consulting agency Peninsula, and a Program Director at The Academy for Company Entrepreneurship.
David Jimenez Maireles: Nation Supervisor of Spain for Raisin, where David leads advertising and gross sales efforts to scale the platform. Based in 2013, Raisin is a pan-European financial savings and funding market, connecting retail clients with banks trying to increase or diversify their deposit attain.
Yassin Hankir: Founder and CEO of savedroid, an award-winning fintech that has created a protected and straightforward approach to buy, use, and save cryptocurrencies. On the Summit, Yassin will speak about “The Democratization of Crypto – a (not so) loopy imaginative and prescient based mostly on real-life fuckups and learnings from our $50 million ICO”.
Ovi Negrean: Ovi is a startup advisor, mentor, and co-founder and CEO of SocialBee, an company that provides social media tools and training, and is utilized by over 5,000 corporations and entrepreneurs. He will lead a workshop on social media advertising on the Summit.
Daniel Gebler: Co-founder and CTO of Amsterdam-based Picnic, the world’s quickest growing online grocery store. By allowing clients to order food by means of a simple app, Picnic goals to make grocery buying enjoyable, reasonably priced, and quick for everyone.
Dr. Jens Wohltorf: Founder and CEO of Berlin-based Blacklane, a startup that permits clients to ebook top-tier chauffeurs by way of an app. Based in 2011, Blacklane presents chauffeurs in more than 60 nations, 300 cities, and 500 airports all over the world.
Michael Cassau: Founder and CEO of Grover. Headquartered in Berlin, Grover brings the freedom of renting to shopper electronics – making know-how accessible to everyone, by letting individuals subscribe to tech merchandise monthly as an alternative of buying them.
Guillermo Gaspart: Founder and CEO of BYHOURS. Based in 2012 and based mostly in Barcelona, BYHOURS is the first and solely international on-line reserving platform and app that lets you ebook microstays in over Three,000 inns for Three, 6, or 12 hours.
Stan Massueras: European Sales Director at Intercom, one of the world’s leading messaging platforms for internet companies to reinforce advertising and improve sales. Earlier than joining Intercom, Stan managed gross sales for Facebook and Twitter.
Alisa Cevere: Nation Manager for Spain at IDFinance, a leading fintech in Europe and Latin America that makes use of knowledge science and credit scoring to rework shopper digital finance.
Juanma Revuelta: Common Director of FINNOVA, a foundation that seeks to drive progressive initiatives via the appropriate European financial instruments. Juanma has great expertise in managing European tasks, including implementing the European Startup Awards.
RJ Friedlander: An entrepreneur, speaker, investor and board member, RJ is the Founder and CEO of ReviewPro, the world chief in visitor intelligence for the lodge business with over 30,000 shoppers.
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