June 9, 2020
Special thanks to our Jury Expert Board:
Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder at Startup.Network
Roman Nikitov, Head of ICU Ventures
Agate S. Freimane, General Partner at Norrsken VC
Jarmo Haapalainen, President at DSMS Inc, Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
Liselotte Lyngso, Founding Partner at Future Navigator
Marc Mogalle, Managing Director at Business Buddies
Anette Nordvall, Chapter President, CEO at Keiretsu Forum Nordics AB
Lukas Gnilka, Venture Capital Analyst at EquityPitcher
Jupe Arala General Partner at Vendep Capital
Guenter Kraft, Managing Partner and Founder at Xariva Ventures
Irfan Goandal, Partner at Promentum Equity Partners
Anna Dubrovsky-Gaupp, Investment Associate at IBI Tech Fund
Erik Micheelsen, Founding Partner at Innovation Embassy and founder of Genius Circles
Cedric Mutz, Emerald Technology Ventures | Investment Director
Abhijeet Kumar, Co-Founder, ah! Ventures
Yunlong Wang, Founder and CEO of Vikcess Business Group,
Magnus Eriksson, General Partner at STOAF
Hampus Monthan Nordenskjöld, Founding Partner ar TrueSight Ventures
Urs Aebischer, Serial entrepreneur and investor in disruptive digital media.
Björg Birkholm Magnúsdóttir, Founder of Innovation & Business Development Agent for Inspiralia Group Europe/USA & M27
Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir, Director General / Founder of EVRIS - Inspiralia's Business Partner in Nordics
Vadim Shpak, Operating Managing Director at Vickers Venture Partners
Guillaume Kloof, Managing Partner at Valley Date Venture Partners
The event was started with a Startup.Network introduction and presentation of the global initiative:
The Unicorn CUP
Global Pitch Competition Finals Online
Welcome to the Unicorn Cup Finals: 3-days pitch & networking event.
Only 50 startups - winners of preliminary Unicorn Battles that took place in 25 countries of the world will pitch live mainstage at the UNICORN CUP Finals on July 28-30th, 2020.
You will see best international startups from different industries – three day - LIVE!
Guests of the event will also vote online for the Best Startup in the Audience Awards nomination.
Link to the Recording https://lnkd.in/eDriCX8
The second part of the Battle was devoted to the Pitch Session.
TOP countries who joined the live stream: the USA, UAE, Denmark, Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Sweden,
Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, England etc.
VC industry all over the world comes together for a great cause!
We had а winner of the Unicorn Battle in Scandinavia!
The first place winner is:
ArchitectureQuote is a multi-channel project aggregation platform that helps architects discover and win more projects using automation.
The Winner of the Unicorn Battle will participate at the Unicorn CUP Finals.
The second place went to:
LuggageHero is a proven luggage storage service that operates as a sharing economy concept. Our extensive network of storage sites are located inside local retail shops, cafés and hotels that have extra space available. We call them “luggage heroes.”
The third place went to:
Hololink is the easiest way for brands, agencies and publishers to create, manage and distribute interactive augmented reality experiences, without coding and without apps.
Imagine a bank that keeps your money 100% secure. Imagine a bank that tells you where your money is at all time. Imagine a bank that gives you fair rates and charges you no hidden fees - in fact, imagine a bank with only one single fee. That bank is indó.
All participating startups are listed here:
To find a startup's pitch deck please click on the startup logo on the event page.
Many thanks to our Global Sponsors:
ICU Ventures is a Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe making late seed and series A investments across the tech spectrum.
ICU Ventures is part of the ICU Group, an independent asset management firm founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING. It is one of the largest and most diversified asset managers in the CEE region.