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Part 1: Hear from our panel of investors to see how to best position yourself or your company to get investors involved, get funded, and get moving. Learn what you need to do to receive funding for your startup or your idea. Our panel is a group of successful investors/VCs, dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies. Plus, an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Part 2: Watch as the companies we've selected each do their 5-minute pitch to our panel of investors. Learn from their techniques to help prepare yourself for a future pitch!
* After the pitches there will be a chance to meet the room, with 15 sec. introductions.
EVENT PANELISTS include 4 prominent investors:
Linus Dahg - Wellington Partners
Daniel Laurén - angel investor / Nordic VC Inventure
Tanya Marvin-Horowitz - Capital A Partners
Miriam Grut Norrby - Schibsted Growth
Event to be moderated, in English, by Peter Fosso (from USA; Founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment Corp, and Stockholm Entrepreneurs)
Join us along with a panel of investors to discuss:
• What do investors look for? What’s the mindset behind their investment decisions?
• How should an entrepreneur get the attention of a VC or angel investor?
• What should a startup have in place in order to impress investors and make them want to commit?
• How does an entrepreneur know whether to pursue angel or VC funding?
• Learn these things and more + get your questions answered
• Then watch several companies pitch to them - the best pitch receives free services from The Service Corporation, helping companies launch and scale faster.
SCHEDULE (approximate times):
18:30-19:00 Check-In/Mingling, 19:00-20:15 Panel Discussion, 20:15-21:00 Pitching + Q&A, then final words from the investors, 21:00-21:30 "Meet The Room", then more mingling. No food/drinks to be served but there may be an 'after party' (21.30).
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Linus Dahg joined Wellington Partners in 2014 with the Digital Media and Software team. His primary role is identifying investment opportunities and building relationships with the great entrepreneurs behind these companies. Prior to joining Wellington, Linus was an Investment manager at Almi Invest in Stockholm, Sweden. At Almi, Linus focused on early-stage companies and led Almi's investment in 5 startups and managed 3 additional portfolio companies. He also served as a board member or observer for 5 of Almi Invest¹s portfolio companies.
Daniel Lauren is a Swedish serial entrepreneur and Venture Partner for the Nordic VC Inventure with responsibility for Sweden. Daniel is also an active Angel Investor and invests in two platforms as a partner. The first is Priming Ventures with seed focus on tech in Stockholm and the second platform is True Global Ventures, an international angel investment fund.
Tanya Marvin-Horowitz has worked with HNWIs, Family Offices, Private Equity, VCs and other Institutional & Strategic Investors by helping those entities identify and execute investments and M&A opportunities. Now Tanya is a Managing Partner of an early stage venture fund, Capital A Partners. Since August of 2013, Capital A has made 12 investments, 9 in the United States, 2 in Sweden and 1 in Finland. Additionally, she consults with companies on their Go To Market strategy for North America and additional capital needs.
Miriam Grut Norrby is a former entrepreneur and ex-Facebooker turned Corporate VC. At Schibsted, they partner with talented entrepreneurs, invest in great digital companies and build market leaders.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Peter Fosso is a serial entrepreneur from Seattle, Washington (USA) and the founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment, Seattle Entrepreneurs, Stockholm Entrepreneurs, and more. Peter has a diverse background as an entrepreneur with strong expertise in the music industry, technology, and consumer or B2B-related businesses. He's an Internet business developer and consultant, advising in companies' business development, marketing, social media strategies, and helps companies enter the U.S. marketplace.
Special thanks to The Service Corporation, oDesk, and SUP46!