Currently working as a European Correspondent for VentureBeat, a technology blog based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Chris was a technology reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering Apple and Silicon Valley.
Philipp has been working in leading roles in the startup world for many years. Previously as a co-founder and COO at food e-commerce company KochAbo, which was acquired by Marley Spoon, as well as head of pre-seed at Speedinvest where he invested in 40 companies in >10 countries with his team. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO at Rebel Meat, a mission-driven food company on a mission to help people eat less but better meat.
The Founder and CEO of Daye, a company that is producing a pain-relieving tampon infused with cannabidiol CBD extracted from hemp.
Valentina about the Daye: beyond industry standards, the tampons are medically approved and sustainable and are sold with a subscription model in sync with the customer’s cycle. Daye is transforming a market that is saturated by established players and little innovation and is still, in some sense, taboo.
The Founder of Interstellar Lab, a space tech company building bioregenerative villages for humans to live sustainably in on any planet.
Started her career at 23 as an investor, Barbara raised over $80M and participated in 40 deals. At 28 helped launch The Family, a Paris-based incubator and Hello Tomorrow, an event fostering scientific innovation. The same year founded her own asset management firm, establishing the Hardware Club in 2015. A $50M hybrid fund dedicated robotics and hardware startups with over 400 startups worldwide. Youngest women founder of a venture capital fund in Europe, she is in the top10 Women in Tech in France in 2018 and in the world top100 of Forbes 2018.
A Stockholm based digital entrepreneur, product designer, marketer and struggling beard grower.
Ted was part of getting new European VC EQT Ventures off the ground, and now works there as a Design Partner. He works with deal sourcing and helps portfolio companies with product development, storytelling, branding and marketing. Ted also advises a bunch of super cool startups, schools and projects. Previously Ted co-founded a number of digital agencies. Speedway Digital Army (1997), Abel & Baker (1999) and Great Works (2002), since 2014 part of the North Alliance (NOA), Scandinavia’s leading communications and technology network. While at Great Works, Ted also co-founded Our/Vodka, a global vodka made by local people in cities around the world, run by Pernod Ricard.
The Founder of Future Positive Capital, a new venture firm seeking Europe’s boldest entrepreneurs who use advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, genetics and other deep technologies to solve problems, such as feeding the world’s growing population sustainably, tackling climate change and coping with an ageing population.
Her investments include Ynsect – the global leader in alternative protein supply, Meatable, who are pioneering the next generation of lab-grown meat, BioBeats, the world’s first unified computational platform for preventative mental health and What3Words – the global multi-award-winning location technology company, providing unique 3-word identifiers for any location. At the intersection of entrepreneurship and investment, her career has encompassed tech innovation throughout with stints at Index Ventures, Europe’s top venture capital firm, and Deezer, the worldwide digital music service, where she was in charge of international expansion. Sofia has been recognized by Forbes as “30 Under 30”, by the World Economic Forum as a “Global Shaper” and is part of Founders Forum.
Mo has 5+ years of experience in the Digital Industry in Jordan and Egypt in addition to 8+ years of involvement in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem across the MENA region with Startup Grind, TechStars, Seedstars, and many local and international entities. Mo has participated as a speaker, mentor and judge in several events and competitions, including Techstars Startup Weekend, Seedstars, Startup Grind Pakistan, RiseUp Summit, Startups Without Borders Summit, Digital Arabia Network Summit, Startup Grind Global Conference, Techne Summit, Tech5, Adobe World Tour and more. He has also been featured on various media channels – Bloomberg, BBC World, BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera, Sky News, MBC, AJ+, Al Ghad TV, Roya TV, ONTV, BBC Radio, National Newspaper, and Inc. Magazine.
Cofounder of Steward, a subscription service that gives data-driven advice on keeping plants alive.
Alexi is cultivating green thumbs and beautifying surroundings with plants. She cofounded Steward at 29. Launched in August, the company has roots at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Steward has raised $500,000 from investors and expects $3 million in 2021 revenue. Alexi is also nominated in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021 edition.
The CEO and Co-Founder at myQuest, a company that develops training and knowledge sharing solutions for organizations.
Edan’s work is focused on helping people thrive through digital learning. He has created the AFT Learning Model – an innovative model that transforms the way people learn and engage online. The values that lead Edan in his personal and professional life are passion, meaning, and playfulness, and those values are present in any new product or solution he is working on.
Prior to co-founding Expon Capital and investing in a new wave of high impact tech firms, such as Spire.com, Catalyte.io, Pliops.com, he invested early in leading firms such as M-Systems (acquired by SanDisk Corp.), EVS Global (IPO) and participated in the setup and launch of numerous investment, corporate finance and tech ventures. He focuses today on Deep Tech across AI & Big Data, AgriTech, Climate, Energy, Digital Health and New Space applications. In addition to his investing activities, Jérôme has been active with several non-profit organizations and served for 4Y as chairman of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.
A product leader, investor, speaker, author and expert in product practices, with over 25 years of experience building products and product teams in multiple markets and industries.
Martin has worked his way through the ins-and-outs of companies of various sizes, including The Financial Times, Monster (building the first SaaS offering there in 2004), Huddle, Covestor, and Cazoo. He literally wrote the book on Product Leadership, and he currently serves as the Product Partner at EQT Ventures, one of Europe’s top five venture capital firms.
As the Founder of ProductTank and Co-Founder and Chairman of Mind the Product – together, the world’s largest product community that brings people together in 200 cities across the globe – he’s helped define an industry and shaped the practices of a generation of product managers.
The CEO of the international holding company TWINO Group.
TWINO Group offers a wide range of financial technology services, including investment services in Europe, non-bank lending in several countries, such as Poland, Latvia, Russia, Vietnam, focusing on tech and smart data. Anastasija has extensive experience in the financial sector and financial management, including working on the acquisition of several large companies, raising capital, as well as reorganizing and selling assets. Anastasija has been with the TWINO Group for four years now, taking care of Group’s financial management, managing the Group’s business operations, and driving the overall success of the business. She is listed among most influential women in Tech in Europe by Sifted, the media backed by The Financial Times.
She focuses on sales & marketing automation, AI/ML, IIoT, retail tech, AR, computer vision, and robotics applied to the enterprise space.
Before joining Storm Ventures, Pascale founded Orange Fab, the corporate accelerator of the European Telco Orange and managed cohorts including Talkdesk (today worth $3B), Wonolo, Rallyteam (acq by Workday), Verdigris, Pixlee, and many more.
She also started an alliance of corporations piggybacking on Orange Fab’s deal-flow and helping cohorts land their first Fortune 500 customers.
She studied mathematics and financial risks, was a quant in a hedge fund and management consultant to Fortune500 companies in AI. She was a rugby player; she’s an ultra-marathon runner, triathlete, surfer, skier, and ice-swimmer. Her favorite combined skillset is vitality+brains. Women are not men. But the world didn’t know. Products, services, and devices are basically Mentech – with 80% of the medical research still done on male mice.
We are changing this, having conducted extensive research on what is the female body, translating that into an app, primarily helping women train, fuel, and recover based on their menstrual cycle. And now providing that knowledge to third parties – think Oura Ring, Apple health – through an API.
The team includes the co-founder of Clue, Ph.ds experts in the domain, Dr. Stacy Sims, coach Bevan McKinnon, and backed by the likes of Adidas or Paula Radcliffe.
A marketing specialist at Harvard Innovation Labs and a growth mentor and Seedstars, the author of “Growth Hacking for Dummies”.
In the last couple of years, he has worked exclusively with early-stage startups as the first growth hire to align their processes and teams. Additionally, as the marketing specialist at Harvard Innovation Labs and a growth mentor at Seedstars he helps startups uncover their best growth opportunities and solve early challenges. He also mentors early startup employees at First Round Fast Track. Before that he was the Category Growth Lead at The Predictive Index where he owned the site that successfully launched the talent optimization category. He was also the Director of Engagement and Analytics at GrowthHackers where he grew the world’s largest growth community working directly with Sean Ellis, the godfather of growth hacking.
Lucile is a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, which is a $6bn AUM global VC platform with offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Eight Roads backs scale-up entrepreneurs in sectors including consumer tech, software, healthcare tech and fintech. Its portfolio companies include AppsFlyer, Cazoo, HiBob, MADE.com, Otrium, Owkin, Packlink, Red Points, Spendesk, Treatwell and Wallapop, Lucile is a French native and focuses on software and next generation financial services businesses. She joined Eight Roads in 2015 from Summit Partners.
Dora Palfi is CEO and co-founder of imagiLabs, the all-female founded Stockholm-based startup that is bridging tech’s gender gap by teaching young girls to code. Dora’s extensive experience in STEM fields include a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Computer Science, working as a developer for Morgan Stanley and a UX Designer at Cisco, and co-founding Women@EIT, one of her many ventures advocating women in technology.
Kristi Kurvits has been spearheading deal-flow in international organizations like Startupbootcamp and HearstLab. Her passion lies in building bridges within the ecosystem and fostering relationships with diversity-focused investors and communities. Driven by her mission to help bridge the gender investment gap by empowering women-led startups, Kristi actively supports female founders by helping them cultivate valuable connections, supporting their talent acquisition and business growth. Over the last 4 years, Kristi has worked closely with 30+ early-stage founders both across different industries and regions, supporting them with their journey to disrupt and challenge their industries.
Previously worked as an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga was the founder and CEO of blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video, a company he led for eight years and took public. Before blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy corporation, where he ultimately served as the company’s US Chief Technology Officer in San Francisco. Suranga read Computer Science at Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, serves on the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and was granted an OBE for his services to technology and engineering.
Kevin is a Serial Tech Entrepreneur in Luxembourg & India. He is a CEO at Passbolt, the open source password manager for the enterprise. Previously he was a Founder & CEO at ClickOnFrench – a company that let half a million students learn French online.
Jonathan is one of the founding partners of Tribe Capital. Prior to that he was a partner at Social Capital exploring the applicability of data science to venture capital. Prior to his time in venture, Jonathan helped to form and lead the data science and analytics organization at Facebook, co-founded and sold a company in the social gaming space and spent some time at Microsoft. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford where he studied black holes and string theory.
Mārtiņš is specializing in the European Green Deal, EU funds, investment and innovation policies, sustainability and economic transformation. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Riga Graduate School of Law. He is also a researcher at Oxford and Georgetown universities. Mārtiņš’s previous professional engagement involve the European Parliament, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Hoover Institution, Parliament of Latvia, Ministry of Regional Development, US Embassy in Latvia, and Latvian Embassy in the US
Māris has 22 years of Experience in General management, including global brands and networks like Dentsu, Kantar and Bonnier. He is specialized in a whole range of marketing and sales disciplines – media research, advertising sales, eCommerce and digital marketing. Māris is interested and passionate about everything around marketing, technology, e-commerce and media.
Kristjan Raude is a 3-time founder turned into angel investor. EstBAN members invest 10+M€ on annual basis into early-stage companies. Kristjan is a specialist in fundraising, sales, and digital marketing. His portfolio includes 20+ startups from the Baltics and he has been a lead investor to four early-stage rounds, including very promising Latvian startup ATOM Mobility.
Artūrs is a serial entrepreneur with experience in mobility market and software development. Currently he is the CEO of ATOM Mobility, an IT company that helps customers in more than 20 countries to operate vehicle sharing businesses.
Raili is a Co-Founder and COO at Founderly, a connective growth platform for early-stage founders and extraordinary minds, and is building a sustainable & ethical jewelry brand called Raliv Design. She’s a specialist in sales, marketing, and business development and is known as “Gordon Ramsay for businesses” due to her contribution towards supporting local brands and startups.
Kristina is leading Large Customer Business at Google Baltic office, being a strategic partner for the most ambitious companies and startups originating from Baltics and operating globally, focusing on growth and expansion in existing and new markets.
Daugirdas is the Chief Marketing Officer at Hostinger, one of the fastest-growing web hosting providers worldwide. The main focus of Daugirdas is driving growth for Hostinger by building and scaling new user acquisition efforts. He participated in creating SEO, Paid Advertising, Content Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Influencer Marketing, CRO strategies and has built a team of 100+ marketing professionals who work from all over the world.