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THE MOST

FOUNDER-FOCUSED
EVENT ON EARTH

Slush 2021 brings together the most ambitious startups worldwide, connecting them with leading investors, industry executives, customers, media, academia, and future talent.

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THE MOST VALUABLE WEEK OF THE YEAR

Our startup pass is tailored for young, often tech-driven companies, aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model.

EUROPE’S LARGEST GATHERING OF VENTURE CAPITAL

Slush 2021 will be joined by a curated group of 1,500 investors from pre-seed to Growth in search of the next breakout company. In 2019, more than 10,000 pre-booked investor-startup meetings took place at the event. If you fancy a seat at the table, just use our Matchmaking Tool to find the most relevant investors and propose a sit-down in our 150-table Meeting Area. Over $300 billion in assets under management are just one click away.

MATCHMAKING

ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS DEDICATE 1 HOUR TO MENTORING

We pride ourselves on avoiding high-level, indistinct speeches and providing the most concrete, up-to-date, and painfully tactical advice for startups on our stages.

What’s more, we’ll let you in on the best-kept secret of Slush 2021 – startups have 130 hours of mentoring with our speakers to choose from. Join a Roundtable discussion with a curated group of your peers – and moderated by one of the sharpest minds in European startups.

ROUNDTABLES

3,000+ OF YOUR PEERS GATHERED UNDER ONE ROOF

While in Helsinki, you’ll have plenty of time to kick it with your fellow founders and operators – many facing the same struggles as you. Founders Day and our hundreds of industry-specific side events are known to be priceless sources of support and insights from those who can truly relate to your challenges. There’s no way you’ll go home empty-handed!

Founders Day

“I saved a week or two because I can do it all here.”

Nicolas Brusson

Co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar

HUNDREDS OF CORPORATES LOOKING TO STRIKE DEALS

Tech giants and industry leaders aren’t coming to Helsinki to enjoy the subtropical Finnish climate – they are here to do business. Whether you’re looking to strike a deal with a growth company or exchange ideas with Fortune 500 executives, you’re planning a trip to the right destination. Go ahead and start prospecting potential partners and customers from a select pool of hundreds of corporations looking to make deals with young ventures.

THE EUROPEAN STARTUP NARRATIVE IS WRITTEN HERE

Hundreds of journalists representing the leading technology and business publications come to Slush 2021 in search of entrepreneurs who are reimagining tomorrow. If you’ve ever dreamt about your startup’s moment in the international spotlight, prepare your media pitch and tell your story. The likes of Forbes, Wired, Sifted, and TechCrunch have covered startups they’ve discovered at Slush.

“ONE OF THE BEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCES IN THE WORLD.”

REMEMBER INTERVIEWING FACE-TO-FACE?

When you add together startups looking for new hires and a crowd of 8,000 people ready to shape our future, you have the recipe for one of the largest recruiting events in Europe. Our Matchmaking Tool is not only available for investor meetings but recruiting chats as well. There is a good chance that Slush is the place where you’ll meet your new team member.

HOW TO HACK SLUSH 2021

Apply for these opportunities that are exclusive for startups to make the most out of your event experience.

Slush 100

The crown jewel of Slush. Available for early-stage startups, the pitching competition where you receive invaluable feedback, visibility, and, of course, stage time. You don’t want to miss this.

 

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DEMO SHOWCASE

Interested in demoing your product to the most relevant people in your industry on stage? Demo Showcase allows you to reach the right audience and revisit the journey behind its development alongside the most exciting peers in your field.

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PRODUCT LAUNCH

Wouldn’t it be a dream to launch your product on-stage at Slush? We thought so too. Apply to give your brand new product invaluable exposure. Don’t miss out on the most unique way of launching!

 

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Founders Day

Through a unique learning and networking opportunity, founders gather under the same roof. Travel around Helsinki, meet the people behind the most successful Finnish scaleups at their offices and later, enjoy other founders’ company in a relaxed cocktail event. If this does not get you in the mood for Slush 2021, what will?

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Founder reimagined – breakfast

A relaxed and inspiring gathering for founders and VC representatives on the morning of Day 2 at Slush, celebrating the growing diversity in the ecosystem.

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demo booths

Get all that visibility by showcasing your startup at a Demo Booth at the heart of the Slush Helsinki venue.

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speakers 2021

learn from the best

Our stage program is all about providing concrete advice for entrepreneurs.

Tony Fadell
iPod and iPhone Inventor, Principal at Future Shape

Tony Fadell

iPod and iPhone Inventor, Principal at Future Shape

Tony is Principal at Future Shape, an investment and advisory firm coaching deep tech startups. Currently, Future Shape is coaching over 200+ startups innovating game-changing technologies.

Tony is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives.

He is the founder and former CEO of Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things.” Tony was the SVP of Apple’s iPod Division and led the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. Throughout his career Tony has authored more than 300 patents. In May 2016, TIME named the Nest Learning Thermostat, the iPod and the iPhone as three of the “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time.”

   

About Future Shape
Founded: 2014  |  HQ: France  |  Stage: Series A–Series B

Renate Nyborg
CEO, Tinder

Renate Nyborg

CEO, Tinder

Renate Nyborg is CEO at Tinder. With over 15 years experience building mobile and subscription businesses, Renate joined Tinder in 2020 to lead its European operations. Now Renate is the first female CEO at Tinder.

Renate joined Tinder from Headspace, where she built and led its first international product and marketing team. She previously spent four years at Apple, where she led the App Store subscription business in Europe. Renate is also the founder of Pleo, a human-centric app design studio, and was the first-ever Global Director of Mobile at Edelman.

Renate is of Norwegian and Dutch origin and has worked in London, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Paris, and Switzerland. She is a Philosophy graduate from the University of Cambridge. Renate currently lives in Europe with her husband, whom she met on Tinder and her three stepkids. She loves food, her piano, and music, and can often be found hiking or Nordic skiing around the Alps.

   

About Tinder
Founded: 2012  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €682M  |  Industry: Social Media

Peter Carlsson
Founder and CEO, Northvolt

Peter Carlsson

Founder and CEO, Northvolt

Peter Carlsson is Founder and CEO of Northvolt, a company on a mission to build Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery factory. Having raised €5.55 billion of funding to date, Northvolt works with the biggest automotive manufacturers in the world such as BMW and Volkswagen.

Before founding Northvolt, Peter worked as CPO and Head of Supply Chain at Tesla Motors. He left these positions at the end of 2015 to become an entrepreneur, advisor, and angel investor. Prior to Tesla, Peter worked as Chief Product Officer in several notable companies such as NXP (former Philips Semiconductors) and Sony Ericsson. 

Peter holds an M.SC. in Economics, Production, and Quality Control from Luleå Technical University.

About Northvolt
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: Sweden  |  Funding: €5,55B  |  Industry: Energy

April Koh
Co-founder and CEO, Spring Health

April Koh

Co-founder and CEO, Spring Health

April Koh is Co-founder and CEO of Spring Health, a comprehensive mental health benefits platform for employers.

April has received honors from the American Psychiatric Association and has been featured in numerous news outlets such as Forbes 30 under 30. She is also a Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Fellow.

 
   

About Spring Health
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €269M  |  Industry: Health

Guillaume Pousaz
Founder and CEO, Checkout.com

Guillaume Pousaz

Founder and CEO, Checkout.com

Guillaume Pousaz is Founder and CEO of Checkout.com, an online payments platform.

Founded in 2012, Checkout.com is now one of the world’s largest fintech companies with 13 offices and a team of over 750 people.

Originally from Switzerland, Guillaume has since lived all over the world while driving Checkout.com’s ambitious international expansion.

 
   

About Checkout.com
Founded: 2012  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: €755M  |  Industry: Fintech

Luciana Lixandru
Partner, Sequoia

Luciana Lixandru

Partner, Sequoia

Luciana Lixandru is Partner at Sequoia, where she focuses on enterprise and consumer technology companies across Europe. Luciana works closely with companies like Xentral and Getir, and is passionate about helping founders at all stages to unlock their potential and think on a global scale.

Prior to becoming Sequoia’s first partner in Europe, Luciana worked at Accel for eight years, where she led investments in UiPath, Deliveroo, Miro and Hopin. She has also held positions at Summit Partners and Morgan Stanley.

Luciana holds a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from Georgetown, and currently resides in London.

 
   

About Sequoia Capital
Founded: 1972  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed–Growth

 

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Co-founder, Jennis

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Co-founder, Jennis

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is Co-founder of Jennis. She is not only Olympic Champion and 3 x World Champion heptathlete but also a campaigner for women’s equality and body literacy. Through the Jennis CycleMapping programmes in the Jennis Fitness app – Jess is spearheading a drive to help women understand their hormones and how they can work with their bodies to achieve better health and fitness. Our aim is to empower women to become body literate.

Jessica is using her public profile to drive the conversation around the gender data gap – particularly in terms of women’s health. Jennis is working to find ways to provide women with clear and accessible information on the physiology of a woman’s body and how working in line with our hormones and recognising the uniqueness of our own bodies we can make a real difference to our fitness, reduce PMS symptoms and increase our body literacy.

Jessica is a mother of two children.

   

About Jennis
Founded: 2019  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: €1.17M  |  Industry: Health

Sarah Wang
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Sarah Wang

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Sarah Wang is Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she focuses on late stage venture investments across enterprise, consumer, FinTech, and bio.

Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, she was a Vice President at TA Associates, a global growth equity firm that has raised €27.4B since 1968. Sarah also served on the board of DiscoverOrg/ZoomInfo, which scaled to €295M of revenue in the enterprise sales and marketing intelligence sector. Before TA, Sarah was an early stage investor at DCM Ventures and Radicle Impact. Her career started at Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets.

Sarah holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she was a Siebel Scholar and Arjay Miller Scholar. She holds a BA in Economics from Harvard. Sarah grew up in the midwest across North Dakota and Chicago.

   

About Andreessen Horowitz
Founded: 2009  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Jonathan Lai
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jonathan Lai

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jonathan Lai is Partner on the consumer investing team at Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on games, crypto, and social. Today, Jon serves on the board of Elodie, Mainframe Industries, Mountaintop, Singularity 6, and StarStock.

Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Jon led the North America games investments team at Tencent. Prior, Jon was a product manager at Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, where he shipped the Riot API and Merch Store before the company was acquired by Tencent. He started his career in investment banking for Morgan Stanley.

Jon graduated from Harvard University with an MBA and BA in Economics, and lives in the Bay Area with his family.

   

About Andreessen Horowitz
Founded: 2009  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Sonali De Rycker
Partner, Accel

Sonali De Rycker

Partner, Accel

Sonali De Rycker is Partner at Accel. She joined the VC firm in 2008 and focuses on consumer (especially marketplaces), next-generation financial services and software companies.

Sonali led Accel’s investments in Avito (acquired by Naspers), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), Primer, MerxU, Calastone, Monzo, Shift Technology, Letgo (acquired by Naspers), Kry/Livi, Soldo, Hopin, and Sennder. Prior to Accel, Sonali was with Atlas Venture (now Accomplice). She also previously served on the board of Match.com (NASDAQ:MTCH).

Sonali is from Mumbai and graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Business School.

 
   

About Accel
Founded: 1983  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed–Growth

Arvind Gupta
Partner, Mayfield

Arvind Gupta

Partner, Mayfield

Arvind Gupta is Partner at Mayfield. He co-leads Mayfield’s Engineering Biology practice, investing in transformational companies. Arvind was the first investor in breakout companies such as Geltor, Synthex, Prime Roots, NotCo, Prellis, New Culture, DNA Lite, and Upside Foods.

As Founder of IndieBio, Arvind redefined early stage biotech, investing in over 136 companies, growing the IndieBio portfolio’s value into billions of dollars. Prior to founding IndieBio, Arvind was Design Director at IDEO in Shanghai. Arvind is also the author of Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner.

Arvind is a BASE jumper and big wall climber, and now fights submission grappling. Arvind holds 8 patents and is married to an Icelander and has two daughters. He holds a BSs in Genetic Engineering from UCSB.

   

About Mayfield
Founded: 1969  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Early Stage

Lila Ibrahim
COO, DeepMind

Lila Ibrahim

COO, DeepMind

Lila Ibrahim is COO at DeepMind, a London-based research community building safe AI systems. At DeepMind, Lila oversees both technology and organizational infrastructure including Engineering, Operations, and People.

Originally a microprocessor engineer, Lila has helped grow some of the world’s leading technology companies including Intel, venture firm Kleiner Perkins, and Coursera, where she was the first executive hire.

Lila is Co-founder and Chair of education technology non-profit Team4Tech. She has previously served on the Board of Gannett, helping it become the largest US print media company. Her exceptional impact has been recognized by a Henry Crown Fellowship from the Aspen Institute and the Anita Borg Institute Award for Social Impact.

 
   

About DeepMind
Founded: 2010  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: Acquired by Google  |  Industry: Enterprise Software

Nicolas Julia
Co-founder and CEO, Sorare

Nicolas Julia

Co-founder and CEO, Sorare

Nicolas Julia is Co-founder and CEO of Sorare, the fantasy football platform building a revolutionary gaming experience that sets a new standard for how fans worldwide connect to the clubs and players they love.

Prior to co-founding Sorare, Nicolas was the VP of Operations at Stratumn – a SaaS software developer for large companies. He holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon and an MSc in Economics from the Hanken School of Economics.

   

About Sorare
Founded: 2018  |  HQ: France  |  Funding: €671M  |  Industry: Gaming

Sujata Bhatia
COO, Monzo

Sujata Bhatia

COO, Monzo

Sujata Bhatia is COO at Monzo, the UK neobank on a mission to make money work for everyone.

Before joining Monzo, Sujata was a Senior Vice President & GM for Global Merchant Services Europe at American Express. In her early career, she was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in London and worked at Goldman Sachs and Ernst & Young.

Sujata holds her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Originally from Boston, Sujata resides in London. Even so, she remains an avid Boston sports fan.

 

About Monzo
Founded: 2015  |  HQ: UK  |  Funding: €622M  |  Industry: Fintech

Andrey Khusid
Co-founder and CEO, Miro

Andrey Khusid

Co-founder and CEO, Miro

Andrey Khusid is Co-founder and CEO of Miro, a collaborative whiteboard platform. Miro currently has over 20M users around the world, including 95% of the Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to Miro, Andrey was Founder of Vitamin Group, an award-winning creative agency.

 
   

About Miro
Founded: 2011  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €68M  |  Industry: Enterprise Software

Christina Cacioppo
Founder and CEO, Vanta

Christina Cacioppo

Founder and CEO, Vanta

Christina Cacioppo is Founder and CEO of Vanta, a leading security and compliance platform backed by Sequoia Capital.

Born in the Midwest and based in Silicon Valley, Christina Cacioppo sits at the intersection of security, tech, and business. After starting her career in early stage VC at Union Square Ventures, Christina went on to lead product management for Dropbox Paper, bringing the product to market. With Vanta, the Y Combinator alum is pioneering a continuous, automated approach to security monitoring.

Christina received her Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and has taught Entrepreneurial Design courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In her spare time, she reads books, runs with no destination, and cooks Sunday dinners for friends.

 
   

About Vanta
Founded: 2017  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €48M  |  Industry: Cybersecurity

Albert Wenger
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Albert Wenger

Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

​​​​Albert Wenger is Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor, for example, Etsy, Tumblr.

Albert has previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company.

Albert graduated from Harvard College in Economics and Computer Science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT.

   

About Union Square Ventures
Founded: 2003  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Linnéa Kornehed
Co-founder and CMO, Einride

Linnéa Kornehed

Co-founder and CMO, Einride

Linnéa Kornehed is Co-founder and CMO of Einride, a Swedish company focusing on all-electric autonomous transport vehicles. Their mission is to design and develop intelligent technologies for movement. Einride has worked with several companies such as Coca-Cola, Oatly, Lidl and Electrolux, helping them switch to sustainable transport.

Einride has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies according to Fast Company.

Prior to founding Einride, Linnéa worked as a Business Solutions Consultant at Forefront Consulting. Linnéa has twice been on Forbes’ prestige list of Europe’s hottest entrepreneurs and is also a TEDx speaker.

 
   

About Einride
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: Sweden  |  Funding: €138M  |  Industry: Transportation

Michael Acton Smith
Co-founder and Co-CEO, Calm

Michael Acton Smith

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Calm

Michael Acton Smith is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Calm, the leading digital health brand for mental fitness, meditation, and sleep. Calm has grown to over 100 million downloads, was the Apple 2017 app of the year, and is the world’s first mental health unicorn.

Long fascinated by neuroscience, flow states, and mental fitness, Michael is passionate about spreading meditation as a simple yet valuable skill around the world.

Prior to Calm, Michael was Founder of Ping Pong Fight Club, and Berwickstock music festival. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for services to the Creative Industries.

 
   

About Calm
Founded: 2012  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €198M  |  Industry: Health & Wellbeing

Nazim Salur
Founder and CEO, Getir

Nazim Salur

Founder and CEO, Getir

Nazim Salur is Founder of Getir, a rapid delivery service company that distributes over 1,500 everyday items within minutes. With an established status in Turkey, where the company trends towards a super-app, and a London launch behind it, Getir has further European and US expansion on the horizon.

Prior to Getir, Nazim launched his first tech startup in 2012, BiTaksi, which brought people taxis in three minutes.

Nazim holds a BBA from Bogazici University.

 
   

About Getir
Founded: 2015  |  HQ: Turkey  |  Funding: €924M  |  Industry: Delivery

Osnat Michaeli
Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, Infarm

Osnat Michaeli

Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, Infarm

Osnat is Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Infarm. Alongside her Co-Founders Erez and Guy Galonska, Osnat is building a global network of urban vertical farms to sustainably grow and distribute fresh produce in cities.

With a background in film, advertising, journalism and communications, Osnat is responsible for Infarm’s brand and communications strategy.

From Infarm’s Berlin headquarters, Osnat has built a world-class team that collaborates with retailers, chefs and other partners to showcase the freshness, transparency, sustainability and quality at Infarm’s core.

About Infarm
Founded: 2013  |  HQ: Germany  |  Funding: €340.7M  |  Industry: Agriculture

Tom Stafford
Managing Partner, DST Global Investments

Tom Stafford

Managing Partner, DST Global Investments

​​​​Tom is Managing Partner at DST Global, an internet focused investment firm with a global focus. Tom runs the London office and global fintech practice of DST Global. The firm’s past and current portfolio includes Facebook, Alibaba, JD.com, Didi, Meituan, Airbnb, Wish, Nubank, Deliveroo, Klarna, Robinhood, Spotify and Farfetch.

About DST Global Investments
Founded: 2009  |  HQ: Hong Kong  |  Stage: Growth

Ekaterina Malievskaia
Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, COMPASS Pathways

Ekaterina Malievskaia

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, COMPASS Pathways

Ekaterina is Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of COMPASS Pathways, a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health.

Ekaterina founded COMPASS Pathways with her husband George Goldsmith in 2016, after having experienced first-hand the challenges in accessing evidence-based and effective mental health care for a family member. The first major initiative of COMPASS Pathways is to develop psilocybin therapy through late-stage clinical trials in Europe and North America for people with treatment-resistant depression.

Ekaterina completed her medical training in St. Petersburg, Russia before moving to the USA, where she worked in private practice, academic medicine and public health for 15 years.

About COMPASS Pathways
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: Post IPO  |  Industry: Health Care

Bucky Moore
Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Bucky Moore

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Bucky is Partner at Kleiner Perkins, where he focuses on software and infrastructure investments. He is a board member and early investor in companies like Netlify, Materialize, Labelbox, Teleport, Rudderstack, Open Raven, Prisma, Calixa, and Codesandbox.

Prior to entering the venture capital business in 2014, Bucky was a member of Cisco’s Corporate Development team, where he executed on various M&A, investment, and partnership opportunities on behalf of its Data Center and Cloud Business Units.

Bucky holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California.

   

About Kleiner Perkins
Founded: 1972  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Sarah Cannon
Partner, Index Ventures

Sarah Cannon

Partner, Index Ventures

Sarah is Partner at Index Ventures where she invests in companies that define the future of work and communication. She is particularly interested in productivity, AI and new digital economies, having led investments in Notion, Gather, Quill and Linear. She is a board director at Grid.ai and Instabase, an observer at Pitch and was previously an observer at Slack.

Before Index, Sarah was at Alphabet’s CapitalG where she spent four years investing in companies including Looker (acquired by Alphabet), MultiPlan (NYSE: MPLN), and Oscar (NYSE: OSCR).Prior to CapitalG, Sarah was a policy advisor on the National Economic Council at the White House during the Obama Administration. She also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and spent a year in Ghana as a Fulbright Scholar.

Sarah received a BA in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale College, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sarah is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

   

About Index Ventures
Founded: 1996  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Yanni Pipilis
Managing Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

Yanni Pipilis

Managing Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

Yanni Pipilis is Managing Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund, the largest technology-focused investment fund in the world. Prior to joining SoftBank, Yanni was at Deutsche Bank AG, where he held a number of leadership positions in London and New York. Most recently he served as Global Head of Fixed Income and Currencies.

He holds an MSc in Finance and an MSc in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and a BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University College London.

 

About SoftBank Vision Fund
Founded: 2017  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Stage: Growth

Sophia Bendz
Partner, Cherry Ventures

Sophia Bendz

Partner, Cherry Ventures

Sophia is Partner at Cherry Ventures. Sophia is based in Stockholm, where she brings her expertise in the Nordics, femtech, and marketing to the Cherry network. As a passionate advocate for diversity, Sophia also works to enhance diversity and inclusion across European tech.

Before joining Cherry Ventures Sophia played a pivotal role in the early days of Spotify as the audio platform’s Global Marketing Director. She helped launch the company in 56 markets. At the time, Sophia began shifting to VC and also began angel investing, having now over 45 companies in her portfolio. Eventually she joined Atomico, where she created their angel program.

   

About Cherry Ventures
Founded: 2013  |  HQ: Germany  |  Stage: Early Stage

Quinn Slack
Co-founder and CEO, Sourcegraph

Quinn Slack

Co-founder and CEO, Sourcegraph

Quinn Slack is Co-founder and CEO of Sourcegraph, the company pioneering universal code search for dev teams and making coding more accessible to more people. Many of the world’s leading companies are Sourcegraph customers, including 3/5 FAANG, PayPal, Uber, Plaid, GE, Yelp, and Atlassian. The company is valued at €2.22B from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint, and Craft Ventures and other leading investors.

 
   

About Sourcegraph
Founded: 2013  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: €210M  |  Industry: Software

Eileen Burbidge
Partner, Passion Capital

Eileen Burbidge

Partner, Passion Capital

Eileen Burbidge is Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as non-executive director on a number of fast growing SMEs including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Marshmallow and Butternut Box among others.

Eileen is also HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech appointed by the Chancellor, Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and served on former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group as well as Chair of Tech Nation for 5 years. Eileen is also a member of the board of Dixons Carphone.

She was made an MBE for services to Business in June 2015 and holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

   

About Passion Capital
Founded: 2011  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Stage: Seed and Early Stage

Andrew Reed
Partner, Sequoia

Andrew Reed

Partner, Sequoia

Andrew Reed is Partner at Sequoia, where he focuses on product and design-driven software and consumer companies around the world. Andrew represents Sequoia on its investments in Bolt, Figma, Loom, Productboard, Rappi, Snapdocs, Sourcegraph, Tourlane, Vanta, and Zapier, among others. He was also involved with Sequoia’s investment in GitHub that was acquired by Microsoft in 2018.

Before joining Sequoia Andrew has worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Andrew has graduated from Amherst College with distinction as a Bachelor of Arts.

   

About Sequoia
Founded: 1972  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

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