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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Partner & CEO at Network VC
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Expert Board

Murray Newlands
Venture Partner of Network VC
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Director of Startup Grind Fukuoka, Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures, Executive Vice President & CIO of Moriwaka Medical Co., Ltd
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Ryan Kolar
CEO at ARIISE Partners
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George Gvazava, CFA, ACCA
Founding Partner at Space Shuttle Ventures
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Axel Roitzsch
Founder and General Partner at Vanagon Ventures
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David Mandel
Managing Partner at Emerging Ventures Fund
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Mckevin Ayaba
Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup
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Joseph Chan Chan
Principal at One Eight Six Capital
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Tobias Bauer
Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund (ScaleX Ventures)
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Gregory Wagner
Principal Managing Partner at Aeonic Digital Assets
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Global partners



Startups pitching live

Media Partners


1 Session
1 Session
1 Session
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

Crypto + Blockchain Unicorn Battle,
March 2, 2023

Welcome to the Crypto + Blockchain 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 Crypto + Blockchain 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: March 2, 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: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

  • Geography - worldwide

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