LeadX Capital investor Patrick Flesner will speak at the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

On May 12-13, 2022, we’ll be hosting the 8th edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! The eagerly-awaited 2-day in-person event is bringing you the incredible opportunity to connect and network with more than 1,500 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors from all over Europe, to learn from around 70+ speakers, and, to listen to educational and inspiring talks with internationally successful founders. That’s not to mention the in-person return of our popular pitch competition!

Without further ado, we would like to introduce our next speaker: LeadX Capital investor Patrick Flesner!

As a growth capital investor and partner at investment firm LeadX Capital Partners, Patrick has invaluable experience and knowledge in the tech world. He has seen many patterns in companies that fail and companies that succeed. Patrick also frequently writes articles on venture capital and M&A and has been published by renowned magazines like the MIT Sloan Management Review. 

His respective growth expertise and his knowledge deriving from more than 17 years in Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A have gone into his latest book: FastScaling – The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses, which went to number one on the Amazon charts of new startup books. In FastScaling, he shows founders and growth leaders a smart path to scaling businesses.

Currently, he is working on his second handbook for founders, entrepreneurs, and managers of high growth tech businesses. In Leading Effectively – A Leadership Tale and Guide to Leading with Ease, he shows a systematic path to becoming an effective high growth leader.

Based in Munich, LeadX is backing growth-stage technology companies driving the digital transformation of consumer industries. Founded in 2016, the firm has a portfolio of over 70 businesses, including the likes of Matsmart, Planday and orderbird

We’re really looking forward to welcoming Patrick to Barcelona in May, he truly does have unparalleled knowledge to share. Patrick will talk about the inspiration behind his recent book, including how to build a solid high-growth foundation, how to grow sustainably and get through the so-called ‘growth valley of death’, and how to do so all whilst being an effective leader. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to this year’s summit as we make the long-awaited return to in-person events. In the meantime, more info on the event can be found here, you can even check this video to get a taste of what’s to come, and, make sure to secure your ticket now.

Our Event Sponsors

Silicon Castles is a Tech Company Builder and Strategic Business Accelerator for technology, intellectual property and licensing businesses, located in Salzburg, Austria. The focus is on European Diamonds: technology startups with a unique business idea, scalable technology and outstanding intellectual property. Silicon Castles also organizes the Startup Executive Academy (SEA), an international Go-to-Market program for founders and executives of early-stage startups, taking place annually since 2017.

Unleashed, by the Purina Accelerator Lab, is the first and only accelerator programme in Europe dedicated exclusively to pet-tech. Their goal is to shape the future of pet care by supporting disruptive pet startups with technologies in advanced nutrition, sustainability, health and digital solutions that enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. Over the last 2 years, Unleashed had accelerated 12 pet startups, facilitated >350 founders in the Unleashed community and welcomed over 1000 subscribers to the Unleashed pet tech newsletter.

Webex offers industry-leading solutions in video conferencing, team collaboration, calling, contact centre and devices, and is trusted by 95% of the Fortune 500. With Webex, businesses can simplify communication, inspire innovation, and empower people to engage with each other anywhere on any device – giving businesses the ultimate edge. Because, when businesses enable employees to bring their best selves to work, everyone wins.

ACCatalonia-Trade-InvestmentCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.