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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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Ian Ziddah
Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital
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United Arab Emirates
Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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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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Sumit Saraf
Founding Partner at iHQ Ventures
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George Gvazava
Founding Partner at Space Shuttle Ventures
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Sarah Peracha
CEO at Peracha Ventures
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Miguel Martin
High Commissioner Spain + Vice-President of Global Startups Committee
World Business Angels Investment Forum
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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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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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Jules Walker
Managing Director KPMG’s Emerging Technology Practice
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Denis Gutenko
Partner of Network VC
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Aaron Rose
Principal at GT Ventures
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Shahana Sharmin
Executive Board Member at Field Ready
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Tony Zirnoon
Executive Chairman at Human Capital Ventures Corp
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Aston Pierce
Growth Equity at Edison Partners
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Angie Udry
Partner at Kaszek
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Arijit Bhatacharyya
Angel Investor, VC, Technologist, Startup Mentor
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Omar Abedin
Founder at PTH Venture Studio
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Alexis Sheikh
Partner at Supercap Group
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Keiichi Matsumoto
Investor at Kuroneko Innovation Fund
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Stanley Anyetei
Investment Officer at Triodos Investment Management
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Muhammad Salman Anjum
Chief Mate of InvoiceMate
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Adib Basbous
Partner at EPOQ Partners
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Tom Perez-Diaz
Founders Associate at EWOR
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Anndy Lian
Partner, Blockchain Technology at Passion Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.
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Pasi Pohjala
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Partner at Nordic Startup Ventures
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Mckevin Ayaba
Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup
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Adrian Niculescu
CEO TOMORROWerse Capital
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Kailash Nath
AVP at Chiratae Ventures
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Jay Patel
CEO and founder of EDGE196
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Investment Director & CEO at Hyderabad Angels.
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Luciana Nazar
Senior Managing Partner at Fineggi Capital
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Kirill Kopyl
CEO and Co-Founder at Kiral Solutions
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Startups pitching live

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Fintech Unicorn Battle,
March 9, 2023

Welcome to the Fintech 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 Fintech 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: March 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: Financial Services, Accounting, Investment, Asset Management, Insurance, Lending, Leasing, Payments, Banking, Cryptocurrency, KYC, Fraud Prevention, Transaction Processing, Money Transfer, Wealth Management, Scoring

  • 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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