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Peter Lasinger (capital300): I love what I do and I am really lucky to be in a spot where I could work with the most inspiring and ambitious people

Peter Lasinger (capital300): I love what I do and I am really lucky to be in a spot where I could work with the most inspiring and ambitious people

Peter is a venture capital investor and adviser to boards. He is a co-founder and general partner of capital300 a leading venture capital fund. Before that Peter has been an investment professional for a EUR 70 million seed fund and has been a manager at Accenture’s IT strategy and M&A practice. He holds a Ph.D. in IT and business administration, has founded a SaaS company and lecture at universities. If you are looking for an investment and interested in partnering with capital3000, the best and most efficient way is to submit your pitch via https://www.capital300.com. You will get feedback as fast as possible. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? I have to go a little back with that. Of course, we are a team, but everybody has a different experience. It’s important to understand where we come from and what we want […]

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David Millar (TechX Accelerator of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre ): We are focused purely on new technologies for the UK oil and gas sector

David Millar (TechX Accelerator of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre ): We are focused purely on new technologies for the UK oil and gas sector

David Millar is TechX Accelerator of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre. He brings over 15 years’ experience across start-ups, operators and service companies such as ABB, Shell, BP, ENI and Wood, developing and delivering organizational learning, improvement and technology innovation programs with great success. He joined TOGTC in 2017 from Wood where he held several senior operational contract roles, was awarded their Global Innovation Core Value Award in 2016 and set up and the company’s global ‘Innovation for Growth function’ which pioneered their digital-focused eWorking program. A few starting words about your fund First of all, TechX at Oil and Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen has been running accelerator programs for just over 3 years. Now we’re starting our third cohort. We are relatively new as an organization and were set up and funded by the UK and Scottish governments. We are focused purely on new technologies for the […]

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Heidi Roizen (Threshold Ventures): On average our investment period is somewhere around 6-7 years. It’s longer than the average marriage in the United States. Take your VCs very carefully

Heidi Roizen (Threshold Ventures): On average our investment period is somewhere around 6-7 years. It’s longer than the average marriage in the United States. Take your VCs very carefully

Heidi Roizen is a venture capitalist, corporate director and ‘recovering’ entrepreneur. She’s a partner at Threshold Ventures as well as being a corporate director for DMGT (LSE:DMGT), Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH), Planet, Memphis Meats, Lumity and Polarr. For fun, she co-leads Stanford’s Threshold Venture Fellows Program in the Management Science and Engineering department and also serves on the Advisory Councils for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and Stanford Technology Ventures. Heidi started her career as co-founder of software company T/Maker and served as its CEO for over a dozen years until its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation. After a year as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple, she then became a venture capitalist in 1999. Heidi has undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford and is the proud mother of two kids and two rescue dogs. She loves working with entrepreneurs and executives to build great companies. She loves doing […]

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Robert Siegel (XSeed Capital and Piva): Investing in companies that are doing some very progressive things

Robert Siegel (XSeed Capital and Piva): Investing in companies that are doing some very progressive things

Robert Siegel is a Partner at XSeed Capital and a Venture Partner at Piva. He is also a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining XSeed, he was General Manager of the Video and Software Solutions division for GE Security, Executive Vice President of Pixim, Inc., Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Weave Innovations Inc. He also served in various management roles at Intel Corporation, including an executive position in their Corporate Business Development division. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? My first experience to venture capital was as an entrepreneur. I was working for a software company, and we raised venture capital money in the early 90s. One of our investors was a gentleman by the name of Bruce Dunlevie, one of the founders of Benchmark. Bruce was an incredibly accomplished and impressive person, and I saw […]

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PassiveLogic activated $16M Series A financing

PassiveLogic activated $16M Series A financing

PassiveLogic, a company founded in 2016 with HQ in the Western US and 27 employees as of October 2020, creator of a platform for improving the effectiveness of buildings, has got $16M of Series A investments from Keyframe Capital, Addition, RET Ventures, A/O Proptech and NERP, reaching $19.2M of total investments from 7 investors. The platform helps to solve problems of building control installers. The new money will go for further development of its platform to reimagine the building control systems remaining unchanged for decades. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights PassiveLogic’s technology is based on its proprietary digital twin system to assist an AI core in a 12-core CPU to make decisions and control HVAC systems of buildings on the go. Many name the innovations behind the platform ahead of their time for 15 years in the industry. Since it was founded in 2016, PassiveLogic got almost $2M of grants from […]

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Andriy Zinchuk (Demium): know your motivation and be in peace with yourself

Andriy Zinchuk (Demium): know your motivation and be in peace with yourself

Demium is the fastest-growing pre-team pre-idea startup incubator in Europe. It identifies and develop best in class digital entrepreneurial talent and connect them with human and economic capital through their proven start-up builder framework. With 50+ companies in the portfolio, 12 incubators, 500+ entrepreneurs in residence and a capital hub in London, they are now focused on scaling Demium throughout south-western Europe, to help them fulfill their ambition to launch 100 startups per year. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? Everything started 10 years ago. I was working for one of the wealthiest people in the country at his asset management company. That’s how I got into the world of finance. Afterward, I became a partner and launched my own firm that was called A7 Group, A7 Capital and A7 Conference with Maria Barabash. That was the beginning of my entrepreneurial life […]

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Temporal intimed $18.75M Series A Funding to grow its open source community and develop its cloud

Temporal intimed $18.75M Series A Funding to grow its open source community and develop its cloud

Temporal Technologies, a company founded in 2019 and Headquartered in the Greater Seattle Area in the US with 14 employees as of October 2020, that develops its open-source microservices orchestration platform for running mission-critical code at any scale, has secured $18.75M Round A funding from Sequoia Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Amplify Partners, Addition, getting the total amount of investments made in it to $25.5M from 4 investors. The financing will go to grow its existing open source community and develop a Temporal cloud offering. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights The founders of the startup are developers of the Cadence project (an open-source project at Uber Technologies Inc.). The success of Cadence made them think of their own full-fledged business in the industry. They are the only developers offering the end-to-end- process visibility to control data better and, what is more important, recognizing and working out errors appearing. This approach helped the […]

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Daniel Blandón (Simma Capital): You have to trust yourself and be confident for 100% that you are doing something that makes sense

Daniel Blandón (Simma Capital): You have to trust yourself and be confident for 100% that you are doing something that makes sense

Daniel Blandón is a managing partner at Simma Capital. It is an early stage and growth stage micro VC in Latin America, Colombia. Before Simma Capital, Daniel was working in INVX, an investment vehicle that he founded in 2014 and since then invested in 11 companies in Colombia. At Simma Capital, they are in the stage of fundraising and already started investing in early and growth-stage companies that are cofounded by outstanding teams, are scalable, have solid unit economics, and are connected with Colombia and the rest of Latin America. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? I was always interested in investing. From an early time in my life, I used to invest in different kinds of assets. It was something that was inside me. In 2010 we met with foreign friends and started investing together. We do our best but it […]

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Riccardo Cirillo (Disruptive Investment Platform (DIP) Capital LLP): there’s a reason why we have two years and one month, which means that we are supposed to listen at least twice than what we talk

Riccardo Cirillo (Disruptive Investment Platform (DIP) Capital LLP): there’s a reason why we have two years and one month, which means that we are supposed to listen at least twice than what we talk

15+ years in the Private Equity and VC industry, Business Angel, entrepreneur. In 2017 Riccardo has founded DIP (“Disruptive Investment Platform”) an Investment platform focused on tech-based disruptive new businesses, sponsored by Platina Partners LLP, and raised a first €40 million fund (DIP fund I). In 2010 he joined the London/Paris based private equity and infrastructure investment firm Platina Partners, becoming a Partner in 2011 and Managing Partner in 2014. In particular, in Platina Riccardo has driven the renewable energy funds in the main European countries and India. As managing partner of the energy team in Platina, he has been managing a portfolio of assets involving c.ca €2bln of equity and project financing debt. Prior to Platina, he was the founding partner and CEO of Atmos SpA, a private equity investment group based in Milan with a focus on renewables and cleantech. At Atmos he invested in wind, solar PV, […]

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Point Pickup pickups $30M Series A financing to innovate

Point Pickup pickups $30M Series A financing to innovate

Point Pickup, a company that provides the final-mile delivery model for many of the US-based eCommerce organizations, founded in 2015 and based in East Coast New England with 17 employees, has attracted $30M Round A funding from BBH Capital Partners as the next investments after the seed Round from private investors and Connecticut’s CT Innovations. The company offers same-day delivery service that can be ordered using its app and is the only platform offering pre-scheduled deliveries with favorite drivers while accommodating on-demand requests. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights BBH CP is the only investor of the Round, it is a venture wing of the Brown Brothers Harriman partnership bank. It is quite an unusual investment for a bank organization. Of course, BBH CP declares diversity in its investment interests, but there are two things: this is the first known investment BBH CP made in 20 years, and its parent structure BBH […]

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