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Official Judges

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Itai Maron
Venture Partner at Heroic Ventures
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David Mandel
Managing partner at Emerging Ventures
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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Jim Thomas
Partner at Kirenaga Partners
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Expert Board

Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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Nirjhor Rahman
CEO at Bangladesh Angels
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Kalyan Gautham
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Yaroslav Mudryi
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Paul Smith
Managing Partner at QALA Partners.
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Robert Bieleń
Vice-President at Invento Capital Fund
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Nektar Baziotis
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Alexander Lazarev
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Andrey Bondar
Innovation manager at DTEK
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Ronald Kaboye
International Director at Municipal Alliance for Better and Smart Cities
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Viorel Scarlat
Founding Partner of SARMIS Capital
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Daniel Sarquis
Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Mergus Ventures
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Usama Wahab Khan
Managing Partner at Evolution Capital
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Roberto Croci
Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA at Microsoft
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Jay Patel
CEO and founder of EDGE196
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Erica Van
Investor at CRV (Charles River Ventures).
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Anton Neschadim
Venture Capital at the GreenSky Capital Inc.
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Benjamin Radomski
Partner at Spin Ventures
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Cristian Lavarreda
Founding partner of Esource Capital
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Alvin Kersting
Partner at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Adib Basbous
Partner at EPOQ Partners
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Guenter Kraft
Managing Partner and Founder of Xariva Ventures
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Omar Abedin
Founder at PTH Venture Studio
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Dr. Jamal Al Akkad
CEO of TamkeenCSP, LLC, Dubai
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Nurul Hai
Vice President, SEAF
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Kelvin Chikezie
CEO and Co-founder at Digital Growth Boost | Director Startup Grind Helsinki
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Saul Orbach
Founder and Managing Director at The Elul Funds
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Venture Partner of Mendoza Ventures,
Venture Partner of BE Health Ventures,
Advisor of CVVC,
Advisor of Arka Venture Labs,
Director of Startup Grind Tokyo/ Nagoya/Fukuoka
Official columnist of Forbes JAPAN
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Justino Paulo Sergio Alves
CEO & Founder at FCJ Venture Builder
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Ruchi Dana, MD, MBA
Partner of DANA Group, Venture Partner of FundRx
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Elena Zhylich
Partner in GlobalEdgeMarkets
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Otilia Barbuta
Venture Associate at HP Tech Ventures
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Nanda Muruges
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Selcuk Ergin
Managing Partner at Boza Ventures
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Ketevan Ebanoidze
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi
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Keith Herman
Founder of IPA Equities.
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David Kratochvil
Managing Partner at Vista Capital Advisors
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Kate Yuan
Venture partner and startup advisor based in Silicon Valley
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Ana Maury Aguilar
VC Investor at AC Ventures
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Morvareed Salehpour
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Startups pitching live

Global partners

Unicorn Battle,
May 26, 2022

Welcome to the online Unicorn Battle in California –  part of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world!

During the event, all our participants will have direct networking and integration in the global investor community.

The winner will be presenting the region at the Unicorn Cup Finals Q2.

Our venture fund Network.VC invests in the most prominent startups from all over the globe and involves other VCs and Business Angels to join the deal. 

As our statistics show: $345+ mln has already been received in funding by our WINNERS.

All our events are widely broadcasted throughout the world via social media channels and our partner’s network. The audience of 125K people from 67 countries is watching us!

Our VC and Angels’ global community of 1000+ professional people are eagerly waiting for startups pitching LIVE!

Pitching at the Unicorn Battle is absolutely FREE and is a great opportunity for startups to:

- meet personally big venture funds, business angels, and private investors;

- acquire practical advice from experienced VC professionals;

- expand your network and show yourself to the world;

- present your startup to the investment community.

To APPLY – register your startup at this page in the section 'Startups', fill the application in English, wait a few weeks for a selection result that will be announced after the deadline. Our team will send you feedback via email.

*The deadline for applications is May 24, 2022.

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To join us as a GUEST, please, register at this page by clicking ATTEND button or go to the Eventbrite page.


May 26, 2022

9:00 am PST (San Francisco) UTC/GMT -8 


online - Zoom Conference


3 minutes - pitch; 3 minutes - Q&A 

Language - English

Look at the event AGENDA to get more!

For inquiries, please, contact or write on WhatsApp +1 (323) 678-5378.

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PST (San Francisco) UTC/GMT-8 

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Introduction by Organizers

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Jury Performance

Judges will have 1 minute each to introduce themselves

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Startup Pitch Session 

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for Q&A

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Winners announcement and networking


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