team and Africa Impact Fund
(co-organizer) are grateful to all the participants, juries, partners, and guests of our Coronavirus Battle in Africa
that was held online on May 05, 2020.
Special thanks to our Jury Expert Board:
Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder at Startup.Network
Jordan Wahbeh, Partner at Andra Capital, Managing Partner at Bay Angels
Philip Kiracofe, CEO at Startupbootcamp
Evgeny Bazhan, Head of Global Project Operations and Startup Relations at IxD Capital
Kabir Mohamed, Founder and Director of Business Development at DNA Capital.
Nomso Kana, Board Member of Seda
Ruchi Dana, Partner at Dana Group
Roman Nikitov, Head of ICU Ventures Roman leads seed and series A round investments into innovative companies in Central and Eastern Europe
Gbolade Okeowo, Gbolade is an Investment Associate at Kuramo Capital Management
Katjana Kammin, Venture Partner at MEST Africa.
Karim Hussein, Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures
Kayode R. Temenu, Vice President Operations at CardinalStone Capital Advisers (Private Equity)
Ian Ziddah, Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital, Accra, Ghana.
Babatunde Ogunleye-Johnson, Partner at Le Bleu Ventures Ltd
Ik Kanu, Founding Partner at Atlantica Ventures
Marc Wesselink, General Partner at Venturerock
Victoria Mehran, Associate at Expert Dojo
Ebenezer Arthur, CEO at Wangara Green Ventures
Ross Jenvey, Partner at Kingson Capital
Sanville Moses, CEO at Waymaker Venture SA
Mckevin Ayaba, Africa Partner of Global Startup Awards
Alesimo Mwanga, Project Director Yeep Africa
Mohamed Warda, Founder & CEO at CoatConnect
Percy Gumbi, Partner at CVC Africa Capital Partners
Ovo Emorhokpor, General Partner at Beta.Ventures
Abel Boreto, Investment Associate at Novastar Ventures
Abraham Van Wyk, General Partner at Acquipharma, CEO at TCD Global
Anton Dzyatkovskii, Co-Founder at Platinum QDAO Software & Blockchain Engineering
Mary Glazkova, Venture Partner at Mindrock Capital
Paul Adonis Peters, MD/CEO, Capital Portfolio & Investment Systems (CAPIS) Limited
Hesham Salah, Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures, Principal at IEG Advisors, a Division of International Enterprise Group
Roberto Croci, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA at Microsoft
Kate Yuan, Venture partner and startup advisor based in Silicon Valley.
Mayuresh Raut, Managing Partner | SEA Fund
Amine Berraoui, Co-founder of Africa Impact Partners
Lwazi Wali, Head of Venture at Founders Factory Africa
Volker Heistermann, Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund
Damilola Olawoye, Vise President at Synergy Capital Managers
Maxim Gorbachev, Managing Partner at Unicorn Capital Partners and Chairman of the Board of directors at a diagnostic company UNIM
David Ogundeko, Founder/CEO at Funema
Bolaji Akinola, Venture Partner at Future Hub
Lee Greene, Managing Director of HealthInc
Elina Aleinikova, Ventures Analyst focused on Travel and Hospitality at Plug and Play,
ChiBuzor Elodimuor, Founding Partner at Kernel Fund, Founder/CEO at HEYCH
Sinovuyo Mambi, Regional Partner at Faster Capital
Teppo Kettula, Managing Partner at Limerock Fund Manager
Kirill Babich, Venture Builder at Swiss Startup Factory
Josh Okpata, Venture Partner at MEST Africa
Abdelrahman Mohamed, Venture Partner of Faster Capital, CEO/Founder of The Lean Company
The event was started with a Startup.Network introduction and presentation of the global social initiative:
The Coronavirus Battles - a series of online events that will help startups on all continents that are fighting this global threat or searching for a way to produce much more quickly needed equipment to save people’s lives all over the world and help businesses to survive through this tough restriction period.
Link to the Live Stream https://www.facebook.com/StartupN/videos/607583176768417/
Press-release in social media: LinkedIn, Facebook
*Feel free to share a word about the event.
VC industry all over the world comes together for a great cause!
The second part of the Battle was devoted to the Pitch Session.
We had а winner of the Coronavirus Battle!
The first place winner is:
Online destination to outsource your scientific experiments
The Winner of the Coronavirus Battle will participate at the Unicorn CUP – Silicon Valley Finals.
The second place went to:
Digital daily risk factor check-in for remote triage
The third place went to:
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:
Network VC California Seed Fund
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.
SILICON VALLEY Syndicate club
Dear Partners, please accept our deepest thanks for your support and saying a word of mouth about the event
Global Startup Awards - Southern Africa
To check the forthcoming events, please, follow our announcements: https://battle.startup.network/events/
We deeply appreciate your involvement and look forward to meeting you at our events again.