4 Startup Battles in one trip!
Startup.Network team has held an amazing investment Road Show in four US cities: Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles!
The professional network for the venture and crypto industries - Startup.Network arranged one of the most important business events of 2018 year - investment Startup Battles.
Organisers together with the selected startups teams visited Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles from October 23rd till November 1st.
See the video review: https://youtu.be/ZKLtB9ZU-Cc
Eleven promising and investment attractive startups from different countries, which passed through the strict selection were presented at the international Startup Battles.
The Profiles of the attending Startups can be found at the event page https://battle.startup.network/events/378403/#startups
See their brief descriptions below:
Delfast – Electric Bike Company has the aim to become the “Tesla” among motorcycles. Delfast's bikes are the current Guinness World Record holders for the longest distance travelled on a single charge: 367 km (228 miles).
Younk Industries, LLC is the first blockchain-based community music record label where artists can get noticed and supported directly by the community. Its mission is to modernize the music industry and to help artists be heard. The community gets involved in the funding of up-and-coming hits in exchange for master rights of produced tracks. Younk has already raised US$2.5 million in equity funding from private investors. The Younk platform is available at: www.younk.com.
Protect-My-Bike mission is to completely eliminate the annoying problem of stolen bicycles. Integrated approach: location tracker of new generation (battery lifetime of over 7-8 years, fixed in frame, low cost) and cooperation with police. It can be called: "LoJack for bicycles".
Propzie - all-in-one solution for fully automating short-term rental management, including real estate and channel management and a subscription-based service provider marketplace.
SECURIX.IO is a blockchain technology company specialising in mining cryptocurrency with a highly scalable mining location in the Netherlands. Through our asset-backed SRXIO token, Securix is lowering the barriers to entry for cryptocurrency investors - while helping token holders earn passive income through an innovative monthly gross revenue sharing business model.
Satoshi Nakamoto Republic. The main goal of Satoshi Nakamoto Republic’s mission is to create virtual cities using the Augmented Reality technology and unite them into the Virtual Republic.
FinCloud. Synergy of classical banking and innovative tools, designed to support the global movement of capital in the digital area. We combine the reliability and rules of the conservative banking world with the speed, convenience and transparency of the blockchain solutions in the mobile operator's shell.
EcoVerseGlobal is the first ever self-sustainable platform using AI-DPOC. (Artificial Intelligence supported Delegated Proof of Contribution). EcoVerse solves daily usability and universal adoption issues by improving transaction times, security, and interconnectivity - the goal of hundreds of thousands of real users.
TuSion is a platform that helps to improve employees productivity and work satisfaction. Gaming sessions combined with neurofeedback can increase the ability of relaxation or concentration, boost stress resistance, get rid of bad habits and improve the mood.
VideoCV.io - allows hiring managers to quickly get in touch with job candidates, getting an intimate and realistic idea of the person you are looking to hire through the video based platform. Employers can spend less time on the interviewing process by utilizing our technology, helping your organization to recruit the best team members.
Raccoon.World - gadgets for hands. Help to promptly return people with hand physical disabilities to fulfilling life through the creation of technological and affordable rehabilitation solutions.
Younk in New York;
Protect-My-Bike in San Francisco;
DelFast in Los Angeles.
Vasiliy Nikolaev, СЕО Protect-My-Bike - One of the entrepreneurs who got 1st place shared his experience of participating in the Startup Battle: “It was my pleasure to pitch at the Startup Battle in San Francisco and in Los Angeles. It was a great experience, we won the first place in San Francisco and right after the pitch two Judges said that they wanted to invest into our Company. We met with one of the Judges next day and made a deal for a part of the round. Startup Battle is a great tool for introducing your Startup to the local community of American investors and, if your case is good, they react immediately.”
In total 70+ VCs, Crypto investors and Angels attended the Startup Battles in 4 cities as Judges.
You can see the list at the event page: https://battle.startup.network/events/378403/#experts
We are grateful to everyone who took the time and attended as Judges! We asked one of investors whether the event can be helpful for investors:
“Seasoned investors know that to get a leg up in any industry you have to be in the room with founders when they first come up with the revolutionary product/idea. Since this is almost impossible in most cases, the next best thing is being in the room where the founders pitch their ideas for funding.
Startup Battle offers this opportunity and takes it up a notch by "whitelisting" entrepreneurs with a solid track record, business model, and product thus saving investors precious time.
Startup Battle also features speaking panels with top people in their field discussing topics that are relevant to the current economic ecosystem. The discussions are engaging, and all the participants have unique insight into the conversation.
And let's not forget, an essential part is the "dinner/drinks/party" portion of the event where investors and entrepreneurs get the opportunity to discuss further ways of working together and more often than not striking a deal over a glass of wine”, - said Chief Solutions Officer at Beyond Enterprizes Adrian Cazan.
As usual Startup Battles were held in two stages: Panel Discussions and Startup Pitches.
In each city, there were very relevant Discussions for entrepreneurs and our guests on the following topic: “Crypto vs VC: The Latest Trends and Predictions”.Panelists were:
Startup.Network also would like to express its gratitude the partners of the event for helping with the organizational aspects. Evelin Buchatsky and GCV LABS in Boston; Starta Ventures in New York; 500 Startups - in San Francisco, Leonard Grayver in Los Angeles, and all participating Judges.
If you did not get a chance to attend our event but you are still interested in launching your startup on the American market, get useful advice from international experts on how to develop your startup on the global market, attract attention of the world-class Accelerators and Venture Funds, follow our announcements here: https://battle.startup.network/events/.
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One of the entrepreneurs who got 1st place shared his experience of participating in the Startup Battle:
“It was my pleasure to pitch at the Startup Battle in San Francisco and in Los Angeles.
It was a great experience, we won the first place in San Francisco and right after the pitch two Judges said that they wanted to invest in our Company.
We met with one of the Judges next day and made a deal for a part of the round.
Startup Battle is a great tool for introducing your Startup to the local community of American investors and, if your case is good, they react immediately.”
After participating in the Startup Battle, which was held by Startup.Network in the Silicon Valley, we gained tremendous amount of experience on how to build the startup and attract investments. Especially it was very cool to talk with MS. He gave us a lot of advice. If it were no it for this event, we would not be able to get such advice. Then we actively worked on searching for investors which we did. We began due diligence but we realised that we did not want to take any investments on the early stage. Again, useful advice from Mike Sandler, his criticism to be precise, helped us to find the way. At this point, we have several investors from among the surgeons, but for now, we are managing on our own.
Now we have an MVP that is not just a set of tools but a surgical robot. The manufacturing of the primary product is taking place in Taiwan. At this point, it is on the stage of being certified.
If somebody asks me whether I need any investments in the early stages, I will say no. It is significantly more important to develop the right network and to get proper advice.
Everything that happened is the credit to Startup.Network!
I want to thank Statup.Network for precious experience and help we've got during startup battles in USA and Berlin.
Mentors your team chooses for jury on battles are always very professional and ready to help.
We got valuable feedback and a good quantity of insights.
Raccoon.World team continues communication and builds relationships with several investors we met on the battles.
We took part in several Startup Battles, organised by Startup.Network, in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk, Almaty, Kharkov and attended Startup Battle in San Francisco.
I believe that it helped us to be selected from more than 1000 competitors for acceleration program in the Netherlands, where we were the only startup from Eastern Europe.
Attending the Startup Battles is very beneficial for expending networking and gaining useful feedback. In particular, the feedback, what we got on Startup Battle, from the investor form the Silicon Valley helped us to find new and more perspective niche and make the pivot. We would be glad to collaborate with the Startup.Network team again.
We took part in two Startup.Network events: Startup Battle in Moscow and Startup BAttle in Silicon Valley.
We won the 1st place in Moscow and got a lot of attention from the media and investors. After that event, we received lots of useful pieces of advice and attended meetings with investors.
And we won the 3d place in Silicon Valley, and right after the pitch Marvin Liao
(Partner 500 Startups) offered us to join 500 Startups accelerator. Being acquainted with Marwin helped us one more time in Moscow in some time.
We would be glad to pitch at Startup Battles again!