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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Partner & CEO at Network VC
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Ines Bergmann-Nolting
Managing Partner at Future Energy Ventures
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Rafeh Saleh
Founding Partner at Cubit Ventures
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Sumit Saraf
Founding Partner at iHQ Ventures
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United Arab Emirates
Walied Albasheer
Founder & Managing Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Saul Orbach
Founder and Managing Director at The Elul Funds
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Yurii Sereshchenko
Managing Director – QPDigital
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Ian Ziddah
Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Alison Arnoff
Executive Director for Startup Accelerator at CoFoundersLab
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Grant Lawrence
President at Valhalla Angels Vancouver
President Valhalla Angels Kelowna

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Jules Walker
Senior Director, KPMG’s Emerging Technology Practice
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Varada Rajan Krishna
Cofounder at 100 Open Startups
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Miguel Martin
High Commissioner Spain + Vice-President of Global Startups Committee
World Business Angels Investment Forum
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Kelvin Chikezie
Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur
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Rami. Al Karmi
Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer at Jordan Ahli Bank
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Tom Perez-Diaz
Founders Associate at EWOR
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Nirjhor Rahman
CEO at Bangladesh Angels
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Thomas Abraham
Founder at T-Ventures and HR2Tech
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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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Startups pitching live

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Software + Services Unicorn Battle,
January 26, 2023

Welcome to the Software + Services 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 Software + Services 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: $350+ 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: January 26, 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: Software Engineering, Apps, Computer Vision, Data Integration, Data Storage, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Data Analytics

  • 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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