On November 15, the members of the investment platform Startup.Network carried out one of their fiery business events in the Autumn of 2017, namely, the Intercontinental Startup Battle, Silicon Valley as a part of business tour to Silicon Valley. It’s the second Startup Battle, organized by us in California.
Twelve heavy teams from the countries of Eastern Europe took part in the Intercontinental Startup Battle, which passed the rigorous preliminary investment "casting".
The Expert Body of Startup Battle in California consists of: Artem Burachenok – Partner at Flint Capital; Vitaly M. Golomb – Partner at HP Tech Ventures; Leonard Grayver – Partner at Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver, LLP; Alexander Soroka - CEO&Founder at Startup.Network; Stas Khirman – Co-founder of SVOD, Managing Partner of TEC Ventures; Vasily Nikolaev – Partner at Quantum Wave Fund; Daniel Stolyarov - Investment Director AlmazCapital; Michael Minkevich – Managing Partner, GTSaaS; Mitchell Weinstock – Investments and Partnerships, HP Tech Ventures HP, Inc.; Marvin Liao – Partner 500 Startups; Alireza Masrour - Managing Partner Plug & Play Ventures; Ivy Nguyen - Investor at Zetta Venture Partners; Roman Sobachevsky – Managing partner Global Venture Alliance; Sergey Patsko – Angel investor. Co-founded PV Seed Fund I; Christina Trampota - Managing Partner, CGM Squared.
The panel discussion was held in the first part of Intercontinental Startup Battle, the participants of which were Artem Burachenok, Daniel Stoliarov, Marvin Liao and Alireza Masrur, as well as Vitalii Holomb as a moderator.
Experts told about the modern tendencies in the field of venture capital and explained, what's the interest of the investors of Silicon Valley in Eastern European Startup. Furthermore, they gave the benefit of experience and knowledge and answered the questions of guests.
The results of the vote are as follows:
Investment project OSA Hybrid Platform came in the top place in terms of number of votes from experts – this is a B2B service for finding out the unavailable goods on the counter and prevention of losses of sales due to lack of necessary goods. This business is operating and widely used in Russia and Ukraine.
On the whole rating is as follows:
First place: OSA Hybrid Platform - 4,30
Second place: SolarGaps - 4,08
Third place: BINO - 4,00
Fourth place: Senstone Inc. - 3,60
Sixth place: Kiddli - Linkedin для мамочек! - 2,64
Seventh place: AdBird - 2,55
Eighth place: Luciding Inc - 2,5
Ninth place: MeetnGreetMe - 2,4
Tenth place: Timebooker - 2,2
Eleventh place: Joiny - 1,83
We hope that this was a good experience for all participants. They got feedback from the leading investors of Silicon Valley, became acquainted with the representatives of local venture funds, and some participants were invited to a meeting for the discussion of collaborative relationship.
Startup.Network expresses gratitude to:
500 Startups – for rendering of premise;
Epiphan Video – for online broadcasting.
We began working on the search of new perspective investment ideas. The near-term Startup Battles will be carried out on the 30th of November in Kharkiv, on the 7th of December in Almaty and on the 14th in Petersburg.
Don’t be afraid of investments in prospective business-ideas!
Catch you next time!