The fully remote way to

FUNDRAISE, CONNECT, AND EXCHANGE

START Demo Day is your epic opportunity to meet more than 250 investors at once and raise your next funding round. In one place. Not even leaving home! Where else can you network with investment gatekeepers in your pyjamas?

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Raise your next billion

Share your idea and get access to all Europe’s most prominent Venture Capital investors at the same time. Scaling at its best.

Get famous

Stress-test your idea during pitch competition, 1-1 sessions with VC-s and networking with other founders! The more feedback you get, the faster you will become that next unicorn.

Learn new things

We are preparing a lot of educational sessions on raising funds and early-stage company development, led by our partners.

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Evolution Europe

We seek to promote entrepreneurship through innovation. We participate in the process of knowledge transfer between companies and institutions and focus on connecting people and technologies.

Business Model
Tech
Industry
DeepTech
Geo Focus
Website
evolutioneurope.eu
Tech
DeepTech

Naoki Kamimaeda

Global Brain is one of the largest VCs in Japan. In Europe, we are more focused on deep tech startups and actively looking for startups with global ambitions to come to Japan/Asia. We set up our UK office in Jan. 2019 and started looking into startups in European continent.Global Brain is a kind of unique in a way, as we manage not only our pure VC fund but also three corporate venture capital funds: KDDI, Mitsui Fudosan and Sony Financial Group.

Business Model
Tech,AI / Machine Learning
Industry
Cyber Security,Cloud Computing,FinTech
Geo Focus
Website
https://globalbrains.com/
Tech,AI / Machine Learning
Cyber Security,Cloud Computing,FinTech

Tiburon

Tiburon is a private European-American early-stage investment boutique. We have been investing into more than 150 teams over the last 20 years. We invest in strong founder-market-fits with initial traction. We are serial entrepreneurs with an extensive international network and proven expertise in company building.Private: two investors (Felix Artmann and Daniel Wild) with full alignment of interestEuropean-American: portfolio companies and exits on both continentsEarly-stage: from Pre-Seed to Series A with high syndication and follow-on finanincing abilitiesInvestment boutique: independent and professional team with strong execution

Business Model
Industry
Geo Focus
Website
https://tiburon.de/

Fabian

Asgard - human VC for AI

Business Model
AI / Machine Learning
Industry
Geo Focus
Website
AI / Machine Learning

GründerAtelier

GründerAtelier is a company builder where high-potential startups find the knowledge, funding and guidance for a successful launch.

Business Model
Tech
Industry
FinTech
Geo Focus
Website
https://gruenderatelier.de
Tech
FinTech

innogy Ventures

innogy Ventures is the venture capital arm of innogy SE, one of Europe’s largest utility companies. Our purpose is to find the best teams that strive to make the world a better place.Although we are a corporate VC, we approach each investment opportunity much like a financial investor. Our primary goal is to generate superior returns through profitable exits.We run a quick and transparent process and take a collaborative, portfolio-first approach. Each venture is supported with a hands-on attitude, deep market understanding and business development assistance.We offer our portfolio companies access to relevant people and units within the innogy group to help them become more competitive and accelerate their growth.

Business Model
Industry
Smart City,Energy,Mobility
Geo Focus
Website
www.innogy.ventures
Smart City,Energy,Mobility

Venista Ventures

Cologne-based early-stage VC focussing on investments in pre-seed and seed. Looking for ambitious founding teams in SaaS, future of commerce, mobility and esports, while having a clear geo focus on Germany.

Business Model
Software
Industry
Mobility,Gaming,eCommerce
Geo Focus
Website
venista-ventures.com
Software
Mobility,Gaming,eCommerce

Suchy, Patrick

Business Model
Software
Industry
Geo Focus
Website
www.hsbc.de
Software

Ulf Leonhaed

we match babyboomer and startups

Business Model
Industry
Geo Focus
Website
www.cannobe.com

HOW YOU JOIN US

Application

Choose a ticket according to the stage of your startup (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series). Fill out the application form within the ticket and attach your pitch deck (submitted information can be updated until the event day).
Application deadline: 2nd of August 2020

Review

We will review your application and get back to you within 72 hours.

Purchase

If you are accepted you only have to finalize the payment to officially participate.

Pre-Seed Ticket

Apply for 1-on-1s with Accelerators, Angels and Pre-Seed VCs.

For example: 500 Startups, Antler, Samsung Next, APX

19€

Seed-Stage Ticket

Apply for 1-on-1s up to Seed-Stage VCs.

For example: Earlybird, Upfront, HV Holtzbrinck, Creandum

29€

Series Stage Ticket

Apply for 1-on-1s up to Growth VCs.

For example: Accel, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, Atomico, Balderton

39€

General Admission

Take part in all scheduled activites apart from the 1-on-1 sessions.

15€

Let's hear others

Datarade Team

I am looking forward to every START event because of the professional organization and high quality of the start-ups. In 2019 we invested in Datarade, a team I am glad to have met through START’s Berlin Demo Day 2019

Simon Math - High Tech Gründerfonds

Simon Math

Investment Manager - High-Tech Gründerfonds
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The Demo Day is a great format for startups to chat with top-tier investors in the most efficient way and still build lasting connections.

Nikolaus Hilgenfelt -Co-Founder & CEO Myos

Nikolaus Hilgenfeldt

Co-Founder & CEO - Myos
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We at Ventech are big fans of the START Demo Day - the intimate atmosphere, emphasis on founder quality, and startup-friendly ratio of Investors to Entrepreneurs keeps our team coming back every year. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Stephan Wirries

Partner - Ventech

What happens next?

We share your information and pitch video to VC partners. If they are interested in your idea they will let us know and we will take care of the schedulling a 1-1 session! We will send you a handy timetable prior to the event.

Out of all participating startups we will select 21, whose pitch video will be broadcasted in the life-steaming session during the event. In case you are one of them, we will let you know in advance.

Join with the event link and participate in all scheduled activities. Remember that we organise random speed dating for ALL participants. You can be randomly matched with any atendee. So there are many chances to present your idea.

Applications Are open

Every startup is required to submit some general information and a pitch-deck. Additionally a pitch video can be uploaded to join our pitch competition. After the application startups will be screened and can then purchase their ticket if they are accepted.

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We are continuously evaluating incoming applications and slots are filling up quickly on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Application deadline: 2nd of August 2020
Get in touch!
In case you have questions - here is a handy FAQ and do not hesitate to talk to us!
We always love to hear from you at startdemoday@gmail.com.