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Official Judges

Hempal Shrestha
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Tobias Bauer
Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund (ScaleX Ventures)
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Francis Simisim
COO & Co-Founder of Warpgate Ventures, a Venture Studio based in Singapore and Philippines
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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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Leesa Soulodre
General Partner at R3i Ventures
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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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Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Expert Board

Hassan Akhtar
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Shan Li Tay
Managing Partner of ScaleUp Malaysia
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Hao Lu
Scientific Fellow at Big Idea Ventures
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Rico Pang
Managing Director at Sanctum Ventures
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Ashish Taneja
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Malgorzata Filipowska
VC Investments at Flat6Labs in Abu Dhabi
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Scarlett Chen
Managing Director at Prudential Corporation Asia, Healthtech Investor
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Varad Krishna
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Ali Fidvi
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Umair Sheikh
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Nadav Attias
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Ketevan Ebanoidze
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi
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Moid Shaikh
CEO – TPL eVentures
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Omar Abedin
Founder at PTH Venture Studio
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Russ Neu
Venture Partner at Quest Ventures
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Volker Heistermann
Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund and previously worked at Google, AT&T, Commerzbank and investment bank Rutberg & Co.
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Naka (Akihiko Nakashima)
CEO of Impact Innovation Japan LLC
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Jie Lun Ong
Head of Ventures, Plug and Play APAC
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Dr. Jamal Al Akkad
CEO of TamkeenCSP, LLC, Dubai
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Vikrant Varshney
Cofounder & Managing Partner – SucSEED Innovation Fund
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Thomas Abraham
Founder at T-Ventures and HR2Tech
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Nirjhor Rahman
CEO at Bangladesh Angels
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Anil Joshi
Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Daniel Ivanov
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Shashvat Rai
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Steven Yung
Managing Partner at Glocal LLC
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Radhesh Kanumury
Managing Partner at Suvan Ventures
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Hoay Beng Ooi
Managing Director at Falconcrest Limited
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Wissam Adli
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Startups pitching live

Global partners

Unicorn Battle,
May 19, 2022

The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking for all of us. Most of the Startup.Network team are Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes and survive in foreign cities and countries. Many people we know are suffering and we cannot stand by.

Please, help Ukrainians impacted by these dreadful events by getting the ticket to this event with a donation:

All proceeds will go to support families in need due to military aggression by Putin's troops.


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

$345+ mln was received in funding by our WINNERS

Whether you are an Investor looking for the future Unicorns to invest in, a Corporation looking for a solution that will ensure you outperforming the competitors or a Startup with outstanding solution-seeking funds for the next round – JOIN UNICORN BATTLES! 

The audience of 125K people (VCs, Angels, investment analysts and all proactive people) from 67 countries will watch your presentation ONLINE.

FREE pitching at the Unicorn Battle allows you: 

- Meet personally famous 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. 

- Raise your next round in 2022!

Apply with your startup before May 15: 

1. Visit the landing page and click ATTEND button at the top.

2. Select your STARTUP role and fill in all the required fields. 

3. Wait for the selection results 3 days before the event.

If you have any questions during the registration, please use the guideline –

The winner, the startup with the highest score in the judges' vote, will be guaranteed a spot in the Unicorn Cup Finals.

Please notice, only 10 startups will be selected for pitching live. So do not leave your application for the last minute. 

* We accept startups at any stage, but having traction and paying customers will be a plus. 

Guests can attend the event by purchasing an Eventbrite ticket.


May 19, 2022, 6 PM (Singapore time – UTC+8).


Online, on Zoom. Whether you are judge, guest or startup, you will receive your personal link 1 day before the event .

Any questions, please, contact /

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Please, note the approximate agenda for Singapore Time Zone – GMT+8:

17:50 - 18:00 : Connecting

18:00 - 18:15 : Introduction by Organizers 

18:15 - 18:30 : Jury Performance 

18:30 – 20:00 : Startup Pitch Session 

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

20:00 - 20:30 : Winners announcement and networking


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