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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Venture Partner of Mendoza Ventures,
Venture Partner of BE Health Ventures,
Advisor of CVVC,
Advisor of Arka Venture Labs,
Director of Startup Grind Tokyo/ Nagoya/Fukuoka
Official columnist of Forbes JAPAN
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Tobias Bauer
Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund (ScaleX Ventures)
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Nikhil Choudhary
Managing Partner at Nirman Ventures
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Peter Boras
Managing Director at The Change Innovation Services Ltd
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Luciana Nazar
Managing partner at Fineggi Capital
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George Gvazava, CFA, ACCA
Founding Partner at Space Shuttle Ventures
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Charles Callahan
Managing Partner at Triangle Venture Partners llc
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David Mandel
Managing Partner of Emerging Ventures
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Juan Francisco Dalceggio Costa
Managing Partner at Inversion Fund for Innovation in Paraguay (FIIP)
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Henry H. Ngan
Founder&Managing Partner at HHN Capital LLC, Venture Partner at VU Venture Partners
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Esha Sahai
Founding General Partner at Flamenco Ventures
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Savas Unsal
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Jarmo Haapalainen
Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
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Adib Basbous
Partner at EPOQ Partners
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Carlos Valderrama
Founder at Paradox Ventures
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Fara Wan
Founder of Alpha One Ventures
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Brandon Gerson
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Gordon Euchler
Director of Deloitte Consulting
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Jordan Wahbeh SVVG
Managing Partner at SV Venture Group
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Jan Siemons
Chairman of the International Trade & Investment Center
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Ryan Kolar
CEO at ARIISE Partners
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Axel Roitzsch
Founder and General Partner at Vanagon Ventures
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Mckevin Ayaba
Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup
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Gregory Wagner
Principal Managing Partner at Aeonic Digital Assets
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Joseph Chan Chan
Principal at One Eight Six Capital
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Paulo Melo Franco
Partner at Believe Ventures
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Diana Elena Ciobanete
Partner at Smart Impact Capital
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Kurt Van Stuyvesant
Startup Investor at Newchip Accelerator
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Helmuts Lejnieks
Board Member at European Business Angels Network
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Murray Newlands
Partner at Tesserium AI, Venture Partner at SNZ Capital
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Solange Rodríguez Soife
Director of Startup Grind Buenos Aires, Google for Startups mentor, Head of Product and Business Developer with more than 10 years of experience in the Edtech Industry.
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Amit Jamuar, MBA
Chief Operating Officer of Web3
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Eric Kadyrov
General Partner at 7BC Venture Capital
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Pasi Pahajala
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Partner at Nordic Startup Ventures
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Kirill Kopyl
CEO and Co-Founder at Kiral Solutions
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Idris Ijadunola
Investor at First Check Ventures
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Denis Gutenko
Partner of Network VC
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Anndy Lian
Partner, Blockchain Technology at Passion Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.
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Startups pitching live

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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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1 Session
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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
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