At this year’s EU-Startups Summit, taking place on May 12-13 in Barcelona, you will have the chance to meet plenty of exciting and innovative startups, inspiring speakers, influential investors and well-connected media reps. For us, startup events are all about bringing together the entrepreneurial community to share ideas and fuel future innovation through making connections. One amazing advantage of the EU-Startups Summit is the chance that founders and budding unicorn leaders will have to meet and connect with great investors – the chance to really kickstart your startup aspirations.
This year, we also wanted to switch things up a bit and put the investors into the hot seat for once! You got it – this year, it won’t be just startups pitching to VCs, but also investors presenting themselves to startups on our main stage! We’re reversing the traditional pitch protocol.
We’ve put together a special ‘Investors on Stage’ session at this year’s EU-Startups Summit which will see a hand-picked selection Europe’s top investors introducing their firm with a 2-minute pitch without slides. They will present in front of our crowd of Europe’s hottest up-and-coming startups and hungry entrepreneurs. It’s a unique event that we think is going to be a really fun highlight.
This session is a good opportunity for VCs to get the word out about their firms and to share exactly what they’re looking for, as well as what they can offer to Europe’s fastest-growing teams. After the pitching, relevant startups will have the chance to approach the VCs and get the conversation rolling. Who knows? This could be the beginning of something great. 😉
This unique session will take place at 17:30 on May 12th and again at 14:30 on May 13th – each day with about 15 VCs joining the pitch session – so make sure you pick up your ticket today! There’s not long to go!
Now – introducing some of the VCs that will be under the spotlight:
- Earlybird: Based in Berlin, Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources but also strategic and operational support as well as access to an international network and capital markets.
- JamJar: Founded in 2013 by the brains behind Innocent Drinks, JamJar invests in disruptive consumer brands. The portfolio includes the likes of Deliveroo, Oatly, Papier & Babylon.
- Partech: Born in San Francisco and Paris, Partech is one of the most active tech investors out there. The current portfolio includes 200+ companies in 38 countries, of which 13 are valued at more than $1 billion, including Bolt, ManoMano and Rohlik.
This is in addition to Nauta Capital, Nation 1, DTCP, APX, 3TS Capital, Eightroads, Highland Europe, ZX Ventures, Proptech1, iTech Capital, Nekko Capital, 3TS Capital, Insight Partners, 4FoundersCapital, K-Fund, Amadeus Capital, AI Startup Incubator, Change Ventures, WorldFund, TS Ventures, South Central Ventures, CNB Capital and more!
Looking forward to it as much as are? Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer for the event – so grab your ticket now and don’t miss out on an event to remember.
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.
Freshworks is the leader of cloud-based customer and employee software including CRM, livechat, support, marketing automation, ITSM, & HRMS. Products are simple to set up, cost-effective & equipped with powerful automation. Through the Freshworks for Startups program the EU-Startups community can gain access to up to $10k credits on essential tools & products for your Startup. You also get access to Freshworks’ community of VCs, Investors, Mentors, & Customers. Claim your benefits here.
MarketerHire is the fast, easy way to get access to the world’s best marketers. Its recent launch into Europe means you now have on-demand access to our global network of expert, pre-vetted marketers with zero financial risk and full flexibility. Already, the company has over 3,500 customers ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, including: Netflix, AngelList, Plaid, Quip, Skillshare, Udacity and others.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. Dassault provides businesses and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. They have worked with hundreds of startups to support their dreams and help them scale up and launch innovative and disruptive products onto the global market. Fundamentally, Dassault Systemes believes that the only progress is human, and startups are pivotal to driving it forward.
SafetyWing is building the first global safety net for remote companies, remote workers and nomads worldwide. Their products are built and designed by a fully remote team of nomads distributed across three continents. Remote Health by SafetyWing is a global health insurance that covers your employees and contractors worldwide under one simple plan.
ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.
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