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.
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With experience of three consecutive events, Haruka Furukawa, has been appointed as the new CEO of Slush Tokyo and Natsumi Kakishima as the new COO. Former CEO Antti Sonninen will continue to support Slush Tokyo through leading the board of directors while focusing on new ventures. Both Haruka and Natsumi have years of experience organizing […]
Meeting the talent gap in software engineer recruitment is a global challenge. It is a problem that Christina Sass and the team at Andela are trying to solve. Andela recruits top software engineers and developers from the African continent and connects them with the global tech company network. Christina Sass is the co-founder and President […]
We are just under a week away from Stockholm! The Small Talks agenda and the speakers of the event have now been released: focusing on the collaboration of startups and corporates within traditional industry, expect to hear success stories and speakers’ personal best practices. The evening ahead of us is an opportunity to mingle and […]
Our next new speaker is a Missourian farmers’ daughter, who worked at a nuclear reactor during her studies and went on to lead the largest US technology IPO of 2014. We are proud to announce Rebecca Lynn, co-founder and partner at Canvas Ventures, joining us at Slush 2018! Being raised by farmer parents in Missouri […]
This December, with Atomico and Orrick, Slush will once again publish the annual State of European Tech report. It is the most comprehensive deep-dive into the European ecosystem. Coming out for the fourth time, this year’s report will bring diversity and inclusion into focus, to highlight the importance of the issue at hand. Take the survey […]
Over the past 11 years, Slush has strived to become the best it can be in helping startups flourish. An important part of that has been the facilitation of startup-corporate meetups, with the help of our partners. During the recent years, we’ve seen a strong movement from the side of large corporates who find their […]
Oct 9. An unremarkable day that has been easy to ignore in the Gregorian Calendar. Until now. This is the day when Berlin hosts a Slush event for the first time. Small Talks is the name. The gaming industry is… well, the game. Small Talks was created as a straightforward concept: intimate gatherings for startups […]
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