May 31 Elsa Snellman
Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO of TruStory
Preethi recently launched her new startup, TruStory. It’s a platform aiming to separate the wheat from the chaff in the field of ICOs. The company offers an opportunity for its users to validate claims people make online: whether it’s a white paper or a social media blog post, the company will ensure the authenticity of claims made in the era of digitalized and decentralized economy. Preethi, previously a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a banker at Goldman Sachs, and most recently a software engineer at Coinbase, has already won the trust of many notable investors, including Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and former Twitter M&A executive Jessica Verrilli.
Preethi is an avid learner who taught herself how to code, and is passionate about educating the world about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She’s the author of several well-regarded posts, including How does Ethereum work anyway? and Fundamental Challenges with Public Blockchains.
Maximilian Tayenthal, Founder & CFO of N26
Maximilian has founded N26, one of Europe’s biggest and most promising fintech startups, together with Valentin Stalf . N26 is a direct bank based in Berlin, offering mobile banking services that customers can access through their smartphones. They recently raised $160 million in series C round by Allianz X and Tencent holdings. The round brought the total funds raised by N26 to $215 million. The German fintech company, being backed by the likes of Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel and Li Ka-shing, has addressed their intention to expand to the British and US markets this year.
Sonali De Rycker, Partner at Accel
Sonali is Partner at Accel, focusing on consumer, software and financial service businesses. At Accel, she has led investments in Avito (acquired by Naspers), Lyst, Spotify, Wallapop, KupiVIP, Calastone, Catawiki, JobToday, Shift Technology, SilverRail (acquired by Expedia), Kry and Soldo. Prior to Accel, Sonali was with Atlas Ventures. Having led Accel’s investment in Kry, Sonali in particular has a lot of valuable knowledge on healthtech and how it can be applied to find viable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of the industry. Addition to all of this, Sonali is one of the few European VCs ever to get named by Forbes as one of the top investors in the world on their annual Midas List.
Sonali grew up in Mumbai and has graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard School of Business.
Once more, we’re pretty excited to give you another sneak peek on who’s going to be sharing their wit and wisdom at the Slush stage this year. Meet Brian, Casey, and Tugce! Brian Halligan Founder and CEO, HubSpot Brian Halligan is co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a Venture Partner at […]
It’s time to end the Nordic summer hiatus and give you another exciting taster of what to expect from the stage program of Slush 2018! Without further ado: about time you got to know Sonny Vu, Alexandra Wright-Gladstein, and Brynne Kennedy. Sonny Vu – Founder of Misfit and Elemental Machines Sonny Vu works with founders to […]
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 […]
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, […]
In addition to fire and waterfalls, we also enjoy having top-level speakers on our stages. Our speakers are usually enthusiastic founders, successful investors, and other kinds of startup pioneers and tech aficionados. To add to this mix, we’re looking for the best kept secrets behind your team and your product for Slush 2018. You […]
The Slush Tokyo 2018 Pitching Contest has advanced into its final round! Our 20 Semi-Finalists spent the morning and afternoon pitching for a spot in the final four. With a tight competition behind us, we are excited to announce who will be pitching on The Dome later this afternoon. The Finalists for the Slush Tokyo […]
The Slush Tokyo 2018 Pitching Competition Semi-Finalists have been selected! Among them, up and coming companies working on blockchain, education, AI, health, or IoT. The semi-finals and finals will be held tomorrow, March 29. A Slush classic all over the world, the Pitching Competition in Tokyo kicked off as soon as the program began this […]
Each Slush venue is a celebration of the unique time, place, and theme of the event. This year, Slush sets out to break barriers with their program, production, and presence in Tokyo Big Sight East 7 Hall. It is once again the canvas our team has painted on. Doors open and lasers switch on tomorrow. […]
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