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Official Judges

Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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United Kingdom
Gavan Wall
Co-Founder at The Change Innovation Services Ltd & TC Innovation Services GmbH
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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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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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Michal Zalesak
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Lighthouse Ventures
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Omar Abedin
Founder at PTH Venture Studio
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Nurul Hai
Vice President, SEAF
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Kay Gruenwoldt
Investor at Riyadh Angel Syndicate
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Jonathan Chang
Founder, CEO Sartorian Ventures.
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Brandon Gerson
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Paul Claxton
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Sudhir Kadam
Venture Partner at FYDA Growth Partners
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Phillip J. Pipkins
Founding Partner at Prospeq
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Keith Herman
Founder of IPA Equities.
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Jordan Wahbeh SVVG
Managing Partner at SV Venture Group
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Leenesh Singh
Managing Partner at Doozie Venture Fund and Cofounder of 10000StartupsIndia
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Savas Unsal
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Kirill Babich
Founding Partner at Malamute Startups Agency | Advisory Board member for Fintech & Venture Capital at Istern Capital
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Jiri Fiala
Managing Partner & Founder at IndigiLabs
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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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Juan Ramon Zarco
Partner & Founder at Silicon Valley Ventures Growth Partners/ Crimson Growth Partners
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Kishore Ravichandran
Ventures Investor at Plug and Play Tech Center
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Anndy Lian
Partner, Blockchain Technology at Passion Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.
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Carlos Valderrama
Founder at Paradox Ventures
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Anthony Woo CFA CAIA FRM PhD
Director of Ventures at CMA CGM
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Kellie O Hara
Operational Partner at Reciprocity ROI LLC
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Hoay Beng Ooi
Managing Director at Falconcrest Limited
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Kurt Van Stuyvesant
Startup Investor at Newchip Accelerator
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Alvin Kersting
CEO at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Henry Xue
Partner at Cybernaut Investment Silicon Valley Fund
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Alex Gemici
Chairman, CEO and Founder of Greenstone Equity Partners
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Startups pitching live

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FinTech + Crypto + Blockchain UNICORN BATTLE,
May 18, 2023

WELCOME TO THE FINTECH + CRYPTO + BLOCKCHAIN UNICORN BATTLE – Semifinals of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world! 

We welcome any startup from Seed and up that has a potential to become a Unicorn.

The following industries are included: Sharing Economy, Charity, Virtual Currency, Blockchain, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Prediction Markets, Personal Finance, Mobile Payments, Fraud Detection, Financial Services, Cryptocurrency.

Startups have 3 options to be shortlisted for LIVE pitch at Unicorn Battle: 

1 - win Unicorn Pitches (Preliminary event where semifinals participants are selected)

2 - pass our analytics team approval based on our investors’ criteria

3 - become one of the semifinalists right away - secure one of two places for LIVE guest-pitch by sponsoring your own pitch

Join FinTech + Crypto + Blockchain Unicorn Battle Semifinals to win a free pass to the Unicorn CUP Grand Finale main stage! Only the best startups get a chance to meet personally TOP - VCs and fundraise. 

As our statistics show: $900+ mln was received in funding by our WINNERS.

If you are raising your next round - you can’t afford to miss our Unicorn Event’s Industry-focused season - apply now! Our Spring season is open for applicants from  AI + Software + AR/VR, BioTech + Neuroscience and FinTech + Crypto + Blockchain.

To register - please fill in the application. 

Guideline to register -


  • Location: Virtual - Online in Zoom

  • Date: May 18, 2023

  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 San Francisco time

  • Usually only 10 startups are shortlisted

  • Cost: Free — for the winners of Unicorn.Pitches, and startups who passed the analysts' review and met the investment criteria. Bypass the selection process - Secure your pitch by sponsoring the ticket >>>>>

  • Industry focus: FinTech / Crypto / Blockchain

  • Geography: worldwide
  • Language: English

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Agenda for PST
08:50 - 09:00 am : Check-in
09:00 - 09:15 am : Introduction by Organizers
09:15 - 09:30 am : Jury Performance
09:30 – 10:30 am : Startup Pitch Session
Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.
10:30 - 11:00 am : Winners announcement and networking
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