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Official Judges

Daniel Sarquis
Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Mergus Ventures
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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Ana Maury Aguilar
VC Investor at AC Ventures
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Jim Thomas
Partner at Kirenaga Partners
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Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Expert Board

Eugenia Shevchenko
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Joao Cerqueira
Founder of iStrategy, 21Ventures
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Javier Alonso
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Anton Neschadim
Venture Capital at the GreenSky Capital Inc.
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Nurul Hai
Vice President, SEAF
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Paul Smith
Managing Partner at QALA Partners.
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Tomas Cironis
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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Viorel Scarlat
Founding Partner of SARMIS Capital
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Ruchi Dana, MD, MBA
Partner of DANA Group, Venture Partner of FundRx
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Selcuk Ergin
Managing Partner at Boza 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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Robert Bieleń
Vice-President at Invento Capital Fund
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Benjamin Radomski
Partner at Spin Ventures
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Alvin Kersting
Partner at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Usama Wahab Khan
Managing Partner at Evolution Capital
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Mr Peter Hlavnicka
Venture Partner at R3i Ventures Singapore, Founder/CEO Phi Ventures Pte Ltd
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Ronen Smooha
Founder and Managing Partner at North First Ventures
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Fernando Ríos Díaz
Chapter Director Startup Grind Caracas
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Marcus Sigurdsson
Managing Partner at Typhoon 8a CX/Innovation agency &
Partner at Lychee Ventures - A venture builder and investor in Emerging Asia
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Rahul Mandal
Transformation Specialist at Group AMANA
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Dr. Jamal Al Akkad
CEO of TamkeenCSP, LLC, Dubai
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Adib Basbous
Partner at EPOQ Partners
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Swethal Kumar
CEO & Managing Partner Startupscale 360 FZCO | Angel
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François Legleye
Founder of Kamea Investimentos, a corporate finance and M&A
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Ketevan Ebanoidze
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi
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Guenter Kraft
Managing Partner and Founder of Xariva Ventures
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Solange Rodríguez Soife
Director of Startup Grind Buenos Aires, Google for Startups mentor, Head of Product and Business Developer with more than 10 years of experience in the Edtech Industry.
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Kelvin Chikezie
CEO and Co-founder at Digital Growth Boost | Director Startup Grind Helsinki
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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Cristian Lavarreda
Founding partner of Esource Capital
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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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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Michal Zalesak
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Lighthouse Ventures
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Keith Herman
Founder of IPA Equities.
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Startups pitching live

Global partners

Unicorn Battle,
May 5, 2022

Welcome to the online Unicorn Battle in Latin America - 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 April 27, 2022.

Guideline -

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


May 5, 2022

11:00 am BRT (Rio de Janeiro) UTC/GMT -3 


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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BRT (Rio de Janeiro) UTC/GMT -3 

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Introduction by Organizers

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Jury Performance

Judges will have 1 minute each to introduce themselves

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Startup Pitch Session 

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Winners announcement and networking


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