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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Rafeh Saleh
Founding Partner at Cubit Ventures
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United Arab Emirates
Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Saul Orbach
Founder and Managing Director at The Elul Funds
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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Sumit Saraf
Founding Partner at iHQ Ventures
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Ian Ziddah
Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital
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Ajay Jain
Founder & Managing Partner of Silverneedle Ventures Fund
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Guillaume Kloof
Venture Partner at Wefunder
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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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Varad 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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Thomas Abraham
Founder at T-Ventures and HR2Tech
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Rami. Al Karmi
Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer at Jordan Ahli Bank
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Nirjhor Rahman
CEO at Bangladesh Angels
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Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Kevin Smith
Founder and CEO of BOOM & Partners
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Leon Eisen
Venture Partner at Network VC | Senator at World Business Angel Investment Forum
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Sudhir Kadam
Venture Partner at FYDA Growth Partners
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Aaron Rose
Principal at GT Ventures
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Uria Fiano
Strategy Execution Advisor to CEOs
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Mel Larrosa
CEO | Schneider Innovation & Tech Partnerships Center
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Roman Cmelik
Managing Partner at Limerock Fund Manager
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Shahana Sharmin
Executive Board Member at Field Ready
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Paul G. Putz
Co-founder and Managing Partner at Danube Angels
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Tony Zirnoon
Executive Chairman at Human Capital Ventures Corp
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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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Miles Turner
Analyst at 49ers Investments
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Denis Gutenko
Partner of Network VC
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Adrian Niculescu
CEO TOMORROWerse Capital
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Kailash Nath
AVP at Chiratae Ventures
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Shreya Gupta
Investment Professional
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Tom Perez-Diaz
Founders Associate at EWOR
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Startups pitching live

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Industry Agnostic Unicorn Battle,
February 16, 2023

Welcome to the Industry Agnostic 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 Industry Agnostic 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: February 16, 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: Any! Such as: any devices and hardware, EdTech, FoodTech, Cyber Security, Agriculture, and more

  • 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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