IT'S TIME TO LEARN WHERE TO LOOK FOR CASH
Thursday 18th March - 6-8:30pm
Get the keys to today’s hidden fundraising kingdom 🗝
Fundraising’s basically the startup metronome. And these days, it's getting more complicated.
Startup revenues are declining, some are running out of cash, and fundraising is less & less of an option.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to raise funds. Entrepreneurs are adapting: changing the way they handle cash and targeting VCs differently.
Let’s take some time to understand what to expect from VCs now.
Fortunately, VC money is not the only way to go! Revenue-based models, crowdfunding, CSOs are alternatives to explore!…
Let's learn how to improve our cash position.
*20% of the benefits will go to Institut Pasteur for research to find a COVID-19 treatment.
We are super excited to organize this live event in partnership with Amazon Web Services. Even beyond their incredible cloud solution, they are long-term advocates for startups and we are thrilled to be working on initiatives to support the community with them.
Friday 10, April - 3:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Hello humans! Connect with guests...
Unawkward games to overcome the distance ;)
Fun Interactive Replicable
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Into the mind of a VC, right now
by Fred Destin, Founder at Stride.VC
5:00 - 6:00 pm
What are the Alternatives to VC funding?
with Fairmint , ConsciousGrowth & Crowdcube
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Strategies for startup founders in uncertain times
Amrita Sarkar, Senior Venture Capital Business Development Manager at AWS France
& Bartosz Jakubowski , Principal at Alven
7:15 - 8:15 pm
Aka the networking session
Senior VC Business Development
Manager at AWS
Amrita Sarkar is the Senior Venture Capital Business Development Manager for AWS France since July 2019. She spent several years as an Investment Director at ALIAD Venture Capital, the CVC arm of the Air Liquide Group, where she led investments in Healthcare, AgTech and IoT and served on numerous boards. She currently oversees the relationship with France’s top ten VC funds and helps their portfolio startups scale using AWS. A mathematician by training, Amrita holds a PhD from New York University and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs. She is a Techstars Mentor and was ranked by Forbes in 2018 as one of the top women disrupting Tech in France.
Principal at Alven
Passionate about SaaS and automation, decentralization technologies and tech-enabling of the outsiders, Bartosz mostly covers French, Belgian and Polish startup ecosystems. He loves to write and we can’t wait to get his opinion about how Alven handles the current situation as a fund.
Founder at Stride.VC
Fred is a rockstar in the European VC industry. He has been a board member for companies including Dailymotion, Deliveroo and PriceMinister. He’s led many rounds and observed startups from early stages to global expansion. He’s now the founder of Stride.VC, an energetic team composed of Pia d'Iribarne, Fred, and Harry Stebbings, strongly proclaiming that “dissenters are welcome”. No bullshit, total honesty and strong claims on the VC world are expected with Fred.
Head of Sales & Account Mgmt.
After a few years in London working in Investment Banking, Bertrand moved to Berlin to explore what the startup scene had to offer. In august 2019 he got introduced to ConsciousGrowth and joined the company as 1st employee, in charge of developing the business.
ConsciousGrowth is building the first Conscious Entrepreneurship Bank with founder-friendly, non-dilutive lending as its first application. They currently support founders with 10k - 1m in funding - all without asking for equity, board seats, personal guarantees or warrants, enabling them to stay in control of their business and focus on what matters most to them: building a great company.
Head of Business Development
Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. It enables individuals to invest or loan in small companies in return for equity. Businesses like the challenger bank Monzo, which raised £1 million in a record-breaking 96 seconds, as well as household brand names such as River Cottage and the Eden Project have all successfully raised growth funding from the crowd.
Since joining Crowdcube in 2016, Azahara’s been responsible for the search and analysis of the best investment opportunities in Spain and rest of the European market.
Cofounder & COO at Fairmint
Did you hear about CSO (Continuous Securities Offering)? Well, that’s Fairmint’s product. They offer an alternative to classic VC fundraising. It’s easier, more flexible & more advantageous for the entrepreneurs.
The two founders are based in the US, but they run their international team remotely, mainly using freelancers. Joris is an incredible serial entrepreneur who has sourced, trained & managed hundreds of engineers.