5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Registration.
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Introduction by Organizers.
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion on the topic: "Crowdfunding vs Angel-funding vs Venture Capital".
During this section, the true sharks of the investment industry will share their own experiences.
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Coffee Break.
7:15 pm – 9:15 pm: Startups Competition.
Each founder will have 4 minutes for a pitch, and another 5-10 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.
9:15 pm - 10:00 pm: Networking.
It is a good opportunity to spend time with the right people of the venture community in an informal setting with pleasure and profit.
nFlux AI is the winner of the 157th Unicorn Battle, Los Angeles.
nFlux AI is the world's most intelligent video analytics platform.
nFlux’s intelligent analytics platform enables businesses and users to generate contextual insights about their unstructured data, like video footage. The corpus generated by nFlux's engine can be easily queried through natural language or simply used to trigger real-time alerts or other actions. For instance, through nFlux, a nurse could be alerted immediately when a patient has fallen or a port security manager can instantly query surveillance footage to answer questions like how many containers were offloaded in the past 12 hours.
We are grateful to the experienced and influenced VCs and Angel Investors, which joined the Judges’ Panel at the Unicorn Battle!
You can find the list at the section Judges on the event page: https://battle.startup.network/events/396712/#judges
Special gratitude goes to our Venue Partner - Expert DOJO.
Expert DOJO is the largest international growth hacking accelerator in Southern California and has had over 400 companies go through the program. Expert DOJO is not the only train and connects companies but also invest $100,000 into them through their accelerator fund.
The Unicorn Battle was started with Panel Discussion.
Mark Hamade became the Moderator of the Panel Discussion.
All Speakers are announced at the section Speakers on the event page:
This time, our sophisticated Speakers talked about differences between investment options"Crowdfunding vs Angel-funding vs Venture Capital".
The second part of the Battle was dedicated to the Pitch Competition.
Ten pre-selected Startups were presented to the wide audience of the venture community.
During the Pitch Competition, Judges marked each startup.
You can find the rating of all Startups according to the Judges' voting at the section Startups on the event page https://battle.startup.network/events/396712/#startups.
Startup.Network is grateful to Investors, Experts, Entrepreneurs and Guests who attended the 156th Unicorn Battle in Sunnyvale.
Don’t miss the upcoming:161 Unicorn Battle in New York on November 12 ;
Ok, yes I'm excited that we won the Startup Battle this week. But mostly I want to let my other entrepreneur friends out there know that this event is really great. The Judges were all very impressive active investors - and all super engaged with Q&A and feedback - the programming beforehand was excellent, and all the companies that pitched were outstanding. If you have an opportunity to participate in one of these events, do it!
The main thing I would like to share is the event went beyond our expectations.
The venue was really full of interested people and even overcrowded, and that created the right emotional state for the pitching startups and for the audience. We met a few potential investors and made very valuable connections during networking.
After 1 month we are still in connection with the attendees of that Startup Battle. We are working on the Third Opinion Care development together.
We will definitely consider participating in the next events organized by the same team.
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!