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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Nikhil Choudhary
Managing Partner at Nirman Ventures
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Kay Gruenwoldt
Investor at Riyadh Angel Syndicate
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Advisor of CVVC, Advisor of Arka Venture Labs, Venture Partner of BE Health Ventures, Director of Startup Grind Tokyo
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Brandon Gerson
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Jan Siemons
Chairman of the International Trade & Investment Center
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Jordan Wahbeh SVVG
Managing Partner at SV Venture Group
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David Mandel
Managing Partner of Emerging Ventures
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Vadim Rogovskiy
Partner at Geek Ventures, serial tech entrepreneur and investor, co-founder and CEO of the industry-leading fashion tech startup 3DLOOK.
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Fara Wan
Founder of Alpha One Ventures
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Murray Newlands
Partner at Tesserium AI, Venture Partner at SNZ Capital
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Nikola Senesi, PhD, FRICS, RV
Founder and Principal of Wolfmcgill group
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Juan Francisco Dalceggio Costa
Managing Partner at Inversion Fund for Innovation in Paraguay (FIIP)
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Carlos Valderrama
Founder at Paradox Ventures
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Joseph Chan Chan
Principal at One Eight Six Capital
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Hyung Rae Kim
Managing Partner at HRK Global Ventures
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Alvin Kersting
CEO at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Luciana Nazar
Managing partner at Fineggi Capital
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Steven Yung
Managing Partner at Glocal LLC
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Sudhir Kadam
Venture Partner at FYDA Growth Partners
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Prasun Mishra
Founding Partner at M7 Accelerator
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Chris Haug
Founder and CEO at 360 Venture Management Group
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Daniela Herrmann
Founder of Topan® Ecosystem
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Mckevin Ayaba
Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup
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Ryan Kolar
CEO at ARIISE Partners
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Eric Kadyrov
General Partner at 7BC Venture Capital
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Juan Ramon Zarco
Partner & Founder at Silicon Valley Ventures Growth Partners/ Crimson Growth Partners
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Anthony Woo CFA CAIA FRM PhD
Director of Ventures at CMA CGM
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Jarmo Haapalainen
Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
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Kellie O Hara
Operational Partner at Reciprocity ROI LLC
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Adib Basbous
Partner at EPOQ Partners
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Helmuts Lejnieks
Board Member at European Business Angels Network
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Amit Jamuar, MBA
Chief Operating Officer of Web3
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Kirill Kopyl
CEO and Co-Founder at Kiral Solutions
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Marcos Sêmola
Partner at EY
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Jose Alfonso Velit
Executive Director at BNI Global
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Startups pitching live

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AR/VR + Metaverse/NFT Unicorn Battle,
February 9, 2023

Welcome to the AR/VR + Metaverse/NFT Unicorn Battle  – Semifinals of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world! 

We welcome any startup from Seed and up that has a potential to become a Unicorn. 

Startups have 3 options to be shortlisted for LIVE pitch at Unicorn Battle: 

1 - win Unicorn Pitches (Preliminary event where semifinals participants are selected)

2 - pass our analytics team approval based on our investors’ criteria

3 - become one of the semifinalists right away - secure one of two places for LIVE guest-pitch by sponsoring your own pitch

Join AR/VR + Metaverse/NFT Unicorn Battle Semifinals to win a free pass to the Unicorn CUP Grand Finale main stage! Only the best startups get a chance to meet personally TOP - VCs and fundraise. 

As our statistics show: $371+ mln was received in funding by our WINNERS.

If you are raising your next round - you can’t afford to miss our Unicorn Event’s Industry-focused season - apply now! 

To register - please fill in the application. Guideline to register -


  • Location: Virtual - Online in Zoom.

  • Date: February 9, 2023

  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 GMT-8 (San Francisco time)

  • Usually only 10 startups are shortlisted

  • Cost: Free — for the winners of Unicorn.Pitches, and startups who passed the analysts' review and met the investment criteria. Bypass the selection process - Secure your pitch by sponsoring the ticket>>>>>

  • Industry focus: Virtual Reality, Virtual Assets, Digital Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Events, Augmented Reality, Immersive Media, Metaverse, NFT, DAO

  • Geography - worldwide

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1 Session
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08:50 - 09:00 am : Check-in

09:00 - 09:15 am : Introduction by Organizers

09:15 - 09:30 am : Jury Performance

09:30 – 10:30 am : Startup Pitch Session

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.

10:30 - 11:00 am : Winners announcement and networking
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