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The largest gathering of venture investors in the world


Join fellow investors at Investor Day, an exclusive gathering to kick off your Slush days. Investor Day is focused on connecting investors with one another through peer-to-peer roundtables, venture-focused stage program, and free-form networking.

Registration for Investor Day 2022 has closed

Slush 2022 gathered 2,600 investors ranging from angels to VCs, CVCs, and LPs, making Investor Day the place to meet the most interesting people in the industry.

Investor Day 2022 brings the most investor-focused stage program Slush has ever seen – check out our speakers below. This is your opportunity to learn from the top minds in the industry already before the main event starts – there is no better way to get in the mood for Slush 2022. 

If you get tired of discussing work, take a breather in our Investor Playground and enjoy our lounge area and arcade. The area is also perfect for answering a couple of quick emails in between stage talks or roundtables.

Time & Location (2022)

Nov 16, 2022 from 2 pm–7 pm at Wanha Satama, Pikku Satamakatu 3-5

Roundtables & stage program run between 3–6 pm, check out the detailed schedule below.


Registration has closed. Please note that the registration is personal, and that the event still has a maximum capacity.


You will be able to access the event with your Investor Badge. Because of the capacity increase, we strongly recommend that you pick up your badge from one of our pre-badge claim points to avoid queueing.

The map of the 2022 event venue can be found here.

Investor Day Speakers in 2022

Mar Hershenson
Founder and Managing Partner, Pear VC

Mar Hershenson

Founder and Managing Partner, Pear VC

Mar is Pear’s Founding Managing Partner. As Pear’s co-founder and managing partner, Mar brings operational and technical expertise to the investment team.

After earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Mar developed a groundbreaking technique of optimizing the design of analog semiconductors. Since then, she has accrued over 13 years of founder experience, co-founding three startups in mobile/ecommerce, enterprise software and semiconductor industries and has registered 14 separate patents.

Mar is based in the Bay Area and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as a Top Innovator Under 35, named a Champion of Innovation by Fast Company, awarded the Digital Automation Conference’s Marie R. Pistil Achievement Award, and currently #29 on the Forbes Midas List.


About Pear VC
Founded: 2013  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage:  Seed-Growth

Nabeel Hyatt
General Partner, Spark Capital

Nabeel Hyatt

General Partner, Spark Capital

Nabeel Hyatt is a General Partner at Spark Capital. He was a multi-time founder before joining Spark and launching the west coast office of the firm. Nabeel’s investments have been focused on the edge of startups creating new markets, including being an early investor and serving on the board of Cruise, Postmates, Descript, and Discord.

Nabeel began his career as a serial entrepreneur, serving variously as founder, CEO, or head of Product at a variety of startups, including Teamtalk (global sports media company, IPO’d in 2001) and Conduit Labs (one of the first social gaming companies, acquired by Zynga).

Nabeel studied Computer Science at Purdue University and received a B.S. in Design from Maryland Institute, College of Art.

About Spark Capital
Founded: 20o5  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage:  Seed-Growth

Sarah Hinkfuss
Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

Sarah Hinkfuss

Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

Sarah Hinkfuss is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures where she works with growth-stage founders across both application software and fintech. She is particularly interested in backing founders who have personal experience in the market they are creating.

Prior to BCV, she held venture investment roles at Bain Capital, KKR, and Cowboy Ventures, and held executive operational roles at technology company Applied Predictive Technologies.

Sarah holds a BA in Economics, Environmental Science & Public Policy from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

About Bain Capital Ventures
Founded: 20o1  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage:  Seed-Growth

George Henry
General Partner, LocalGlobe & Latitude

George Henry

General Partner, LocalGlobe & Latitude

George Henry is a General Partner at LocalGlobe and Latitude, where he focuses on marketplaces (consumer and B2B), as well as software tools for SMBs. His investments include Travelperk, Qogita, AvantArte, Rekki, Libeo, Taster, and Sorare.

Before joining LocalGlobe in 2015, George was at Index Ventures where he supported some of Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies including Alkemics, Deliveroo, Farfetch, and Funding Circle.

He started his career at Bain & Company in Brussels. In 2011, he co-founded Kicktable, a peer-to-peer marketplace offering unique urban activities in Brussels and London.

About LocalGlobe
Founded: 1999  |  HQ: London |  Stage: Seed

Fred Destin
Founder, Stride VC

Fred Destin

Founder, Stride VC

Fred is the founder of Stride.VC, an artisan seed fund operating out of London and currently investing out of its second £100M fund.

Prior to Stride, Fred was a General Partner at Accel and Accomplice (f.k.a. Atlas Venture). He was the lead investor and board member at Cazoo (IPO), Deliveroo (IPO), Pillpack (acq. AMZN for $1BN), Zoopla (IPO, $3BN sale), Integral Ad Science (IPO), TheCurrencyCloud (acq. VISA for $1BN) and others.

Fred has been featured on all of Forbes’ European Midas Lists

About Stride VC
Founded: 2017  |  HQ: London |  Stage: Seed

Leyla Holterud
Managing Director, StepStone Group

Leyla Holterud

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Leyla Holterud is a member of the private equity team at StepStone Group, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East, venture capital, secondaries, and co-investments. She is also involved in the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to StepStone, Ms. Holterud was an equity research analyst on the European consumer staples team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before that  she worked as a member of the EMEA private equity team at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

Ms. Holterud holds an MSc in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and a BA in international economics and management from Bocconi University.

Lisa Edgar
Partner Emeritus, Top Tier Capital Partners

Lisa Edgar

Partner Emeritus, Top Tier Capital Partners

Lisa Edgar is an Independent Venture Capital Advisor to general partners and family offices. She was Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Member of the Investment Committee at Top Tier Capital Partners focusing on established and emerging funds.  She currently is an Advisor to OpenOcean, The Bridge Funding Global, and the UC Berkeley SkyDeck, among others, and Partner Emeritus at Top Tier.

During her tenure, Lisa was based in San Francisco and London and continues to split her time between the US, UK, and Europe.  Leveraging her 30 years of experience, Lisa is particularly interested in supporting underrepresented individuals as they access the venture capital industry and helping them build institutional investment platforms.

Lisa joined Top Tier’s predecessor firm, Paul Capital, in 2003.  Prior to that, she built her career at WR Hambrecht, Horsley Bridge Partners, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Lisa has a B.S from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Colette Ballou
Founder, Ballou

Colette Ballou

Founder, Ballou

I am an entrepreneur, failed angel investor, and limited partner.

Years ago, I started Ballou, a European communications advisory that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled companies, as well as technology investors.  Ballou’s success has given me exposure to thousands of different business models and allowed me to invest in venture capital firms.  Along with my colleagues, I forecast trends, understand and examine human behaviour, and use these insights to position businesses for high growth.  Companies I’ve worked with include 83 North, Accel Partners, Box, Criteo, Eventbrite, Facebook, GoEuro, (now Omio), Lakestar, Lightrock, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TransferWise (now Wise), Twilio, Waze, WhatsApp and Zendesk.

I advise and mentor CEOs and often speak about topics I care very much about: the importance of reputation, civility in the workplace and culture, and the responsibilities of investors, be they angels or limited partners.  I am an investor in VC and PE funds including Cavalry VenturesConnect Ventures and Asia Partners.

About Ballou
Founded: 20o2  |  Location: UK, Germany and France  |  Industry: Communications

Investor Day Program 2022

Stage Program

The Investor Day stage program will provide over two hours of highly relevant content for venture investors. Check out the preliminary agenda below:

3:00 pm – Opening words by Slush CEO Eerika Savolainen
3:10 pm – Bad habits from the last five years and why every investor should leave them behind with Mar Hershenson & Nabeel Hyatt
3:45 pm – Raising a fund – Practical Insights from LP’s with Fred Destin and Leyla Holterud
4:15 – Thank you from the Investor Day Main Partner Nordea
5:00 pm – VC investing in 2022 and beyond with Sarah Hinkfuss, George Henry, and Georgia Watson
5:30 pm – Secrets From the LP Side: The Truth About The Current Investment Climate with Lisa Edgar and Colette Ballou
6:00 pm – Closing words by the Slush team







Take a break from networking in our Investor Playground and challenge your friends at our arcade games, or take photos in our Break of Dawn-inspired photo booth.

The area is also perfect for answering a couple of quick emails in between stage talks or roundtables.











Grab a glass of sparkling & mingle with new and old friends to casual DJ music by Mihut & Melak. Feel awkward meeting new people? No worries, we’ll provide you with a list of icebreakers to get the conversation going.







Arriving early in Helsinki?

In 2022, we’ve organized five different Investor Experience Events between 12–2 pm before Investor Day. Regardless of whether you like sweating it out or prefer a guided sightseeing tour, we’ve got something for you. All of the Experience Events are fully booked at this point.

Sauna & Ice-dipping

Embrace the truly Finnish tradition of sauna and ice dipping at Allas Sea Pool, right in the heart of Helsinki. Allas Sea Pool offers three saunas (men, women, and mixed), a seawater pool, and a heated pool.


  • Registration has closed
  • Allas can accommodate 120 eager swimmers & sauna-goers, and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event is only open for Slush Investor & Angel Investor ticket holders.
  • Swimsuits are required in all of the saunas as well as in the pools.






Group Training

Want to get your sweat on? Join us for a one-hour workout led by an experienced personal trainer to get your body and mind ready for Slush 2022. We’re offering two different classes, check out the descriptions below:

Swetti (Sweat), 12–1 pm

This class consists of modern circuit training, and the equipment used includes barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, rowing machines, and many more. The intensity of the workout is high, so your lungs are burning, your heart rate is near the top and your muscles are firing with lactic acid.

Liike (Movement), 1–2 pm

Liike is the Finnish equivalent for movement. No more stretching in the 2020s – there is much more to mobility and body maintenance than static stretches. This class is great support for the everyday life of an office worker, as Liike keeps your body fit and mind sound.


  • Sign up has closed.
  • Each class can accommodate around 30 people, and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The workouts are only open for Slush Investor & Angel Investor ticket holders.



Want to enjoy the last bit of calm and quiet before the Slush days kick off? Join us for an intimate 75-minute yoga class in the heart of Helsinki, hosted by an experienced instructor from Saga Yoga. After the class, we’ll have time to enjoy some post-yoga snacks in the studio.


  • Registration has closed.
  • The class accommodates 24 yogis, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The yoga class is only open for Slush Investor & Angel Investor ticket holders.









Tram Ride

Never been to Helsinki before, or had time to explore the city? Sign up for our tram ride and explore Helsinki together with 30 of your fellow investors. The 1-hour ride will take you to the best Helsinki sights while keeping you warm and cozy whatever the weather. The best part? It’s not just a regular tram – the Spårakoff pub tram offers refreshments throughout the entire trip.

The tram ride will be hosted by our friends at Wave Ventures, the largest student-run VC in Europe. Check them out here!


  • The event is fully booked and the registration has closed.
  • The first tour is from 1–2 pm and the second from 2–3 pm. Both tours end at Wanha Satama, the Investor Day venue.
  • Each tour fits 30 people and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The tram ride is only open for Slush Investor & Angel Investor ticket holders.





Attention all racket sport enthusiasts, Investor Padel is back! Padel is fun, easy to learn, and played in doubles. At Investor padel, you’ll have an hour to play with other enthusiasts at Billebeino’s state-of-the-art facilities. And no worries if you’re a newbie: we’ll have two coaches on the court to teach you the ropes.


  • The event is fully booked and registration has closed.
  • We’ll have two separate padel groups: the first from 12–1 pm and the second from 1–2 pm. Participants will be divided into groups randomly.
  • Each group fits 24 players and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Investor Padel is only open for Slush Investor & Angel Investor ticket holders.


Contact us

If you have any questions, shoot us an email at [email protected].

Investor Day Partners 2022

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Key Partner

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