Sep 14, 2017 Ville Vahteri
Born in Poland, living in Germany, Lukasz Gadowski is an internet entrepreneur and investor. Might sound like a modest title but in reality, it nicely honors his versatile background and numerous success stories. To further explain the examples above, Spreadshirt is Europe’s leading customized apparel platform and Team Europe one of Europe’s top incubator groups. At Point Nine Capital, Lukasz invests in early-stage companies, and with Volocopter he wants to make people fly. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Quite recently, he made headlines with Delivery Hero, a worldwide (21 countries) network of online food ordering sites (73,000 restaurant partners). This world’s largest and fastest-growing takeaway app, went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange last June. Despite its loss-making nature, it was the largest German tech IPO in three years and gave a very needed boost to the German startup scene with its $1.1 billion IPO. Now valued at over $5 billion and backed by Rocket Internet, Delivery Hero could be “the next Zalando” – proving that it’s not all “hype and bubble” in Berlin. As said, “if Delivery Hero develops as promised, then that would be very helpful to further tech IPOs in Germany and across Europe.”
Earlier this month, Swedish digital health app KRY announced they had raised €53M ($66M) in series B funding, led by Index Ventures. This brings their total funding since 2014 to approximately €79 million ($92 million). Thus, we’re excited to announce KRY’s CEO and co-founder Johannes Schildt as a speaker at Slush 2018! KRY is in […]
With only a little time left to secure your ticket at the discounted price, we thought that it’d be a perfect time to invite you to have a sneak peek of some of the first pictures of how Slush 2018 will look and feel like. The event will be organized once again at the Helsinki Exhibition […]
The countdown has begun! Today, 5th of June, is the mark of only 101 days left until Slush Singapore 2018 will open its doors to the tech-heads of Southeast Asia and beyond. To celebrate this occasion, we’ve just opened our ticket sales! Why 101, you might ask. The number has been an important part of […]
Not first without the second! It’s time to reveal a little more of what to expect from Slush this year. We’re delighted to introduce you to our speakers Preethi Kasireddy, Maximilian Tayenthal and Sonali De Rycker. Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO of TruStory Preethi recently launched her new startup, TruStory. It’s a platform aiming to […]
We’ve been itching to announce our first speakers for Slush 2018. Finally, the time has come! Our first batch consists of three founders who will share their stories on Founder Stage this December. Here’s a bit on each of them! Joel Flory – Co-founder & CEO of VSCO As the co-founder and CEO of VSCO, […]
Helsinki-based Yousician, the world’s leading music education company, has been on an almost decade long journey of learning about gamifying, community building, and of course, learning new instruments. CEO and co-founder Chris Thür has been leading the charge towards the company’s goal of making musicality as common as literacy, and overseen lots of change in […]
Slush 2018 ticket sales began today, kick-starting our countdown for the 11th Slush in Helsinki this December. This year’s theme takes a cue from our mission to enable more meaningful meetings at the event and throughout the Slush year. Slush CEO Andreas Saari gives teasers on what you can expect. You might have noticed that […]
Christof Wittig, CEO of Hornet, one of the largest gay social networks in the world, talked to us about the recently-launched not-for-profit LGBT Foundation and its mission to utilize the potential of blockchain technology in order to support and protect the global LGBT+ community. You’ve probably heard the term “pink money” being thrown around. These […]
Finland continues as the top dog in the charts in European venture capital investments in startups and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between the years 2013 and 2017. Finland takes first place in European venture capital investments when looking at the data from the past five years and investments in proportion to […]
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