On April 20-21 we will be welcoming you again to our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever before and we’ll have lots of exciting speakers, panel discussions, networking activities, pitch competitions and much more. The EU-Startups Summit will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two days of networking, inspiration and learning!
The EU-Startups Summit is a space for different players in the startup ecosystem to come together, share ideas and get inspired by international success stories. For any startup and entrepreneur, finances and funding are two critical areas to navigate – and it’s not so easy to know where to begin, what options are available, and how to best strategies for success.
At this year’s EU-Startups Summit, we’re gathering together financial experts and entrepreneurial experts to talk about startup finances, exploring alternative funding options, how to best manage startup finances during tough economic times. This educational conversation will feature Pedro Monteiro de Barros, the SVP of Finance at Remote, Vicky Van Asbroeck, the CFO at Preply, and Federico Travella, the Founder and Executive Chairman at Novicap.
Federico Travella is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and the Founder & Executive Chairman of Novicap. Prior to founding Novicap, Federico was a Managing Director of Rocket Internet, where he spearheaded the rapid expansion of Internet ventures throughout the Asia Pacific region. Federico is a passionate advocate of entrepreneurship and a mentor to many entrepreneurs. He has also been an advisor to the EU Commission on its innovation and entrepreneurship agenda and is a recognized thought leader in the fields of venture capital, trade finance, and fintech.
Based in Barcelona, Novicap provides end-to-end working capital solutions to SMEs, mid-market corporates, and public administrations. For seven years, Federico served as the fintech company’s CEO, during which time Novicap won numerous awards like the Alternative Finance Provider of the Year, SME Finance Provider of the Year, and was listed for three consecutive years in the Financial Times’ FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. Today, Novicap supports thousands of businesses to help them deliver impact for their stakeholders.
Vicky took the role of CFO for Preply in 2022, tasked with leading the company into its next stage of growth. Previous to this, she was the Chief Experience Officer at Vestiaire Collective and had prior experience as the CFO at Lazada e-Logistics. Vicky leverages many years of working in the financial realm, building expertise with both startup and corporate players.
Founded in 2012, Preply is a global language-learning marketplace that has taken the world by storm. Currently, it connects over 50k tutors with millions of learners right across the world. The scale-up is on a mission to shape a more effective approach to learning, that combines the engagement of a teacher with the accessibility and personalisation of digital tools.
Pedro Monteiro de Barros is the SVP of Finance at Remote. In his role, Pedro has scaled up Remote’s finance team to manage the rapid global expansion of the business. He is an expert in analyzing financial performance for budgeting and forecasting, managing all accounting operations, and providing strategic guidance to accelerate international expansion. He started his career in investment banking and strategy in technology, media and telecommunications.
Founded in 2019, Remote has been a stand-out success since its launch – having raised over €450 million to date. The scale-up’s platform empowers companies of all sizes and industries to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world, simplifying the process of managing international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options, and compliance in 50+ countries.
This Panel Discussion is your opportunity to get to grips with all things finance and funding from leading experts in this space. By bringing together these voices, we are giving you the chance to learn how to streamline your financial planning, how to optimise for success, and how to navigate through rocky waters – and that’s not all you’ll discover.
Make sure you don’t miss out.
Secure your ticket as soon as possible and add this very special event to your calendar in 2023! To learn more about the event, and the other wonderful speakers taking part, check out our dedicated event page, and enjoy the video below, which will give you some insights into what’s to come.
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.
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Airwallex is a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses. It removes the unnecessary friction and cost inherent in the traditional financial system to help entrepreneurs achieve their global ambitions. Leading companies around the world trust Airwallex to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend to embedded finance — all in one single platform. With an international footprint across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, Airwallex connects entrepreneurs, business builders and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world, and empowers them to grow without borders.
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.