It is not secret that Slush Tokyo has been a hub for meeting local and international players in the startup scene. In 2018, 600 startups and 200 registered investors pre-booked over 511 meetings that were held during the two days of Slush Tokyo through our Matchmaking Tool with 2,193 requests and 511 walk-ins. This year, […]
Slush is one of the world’s largest startup investor events, attended by over 1600 investors, of which 30% are business angels. Angels play an important role funding startups, but are hard to attract to startup conferences. Slush has been able to crack this and become one of the most important meeting points for business angels. […]
Obvious Ventures was founded three years ago on a simple belief that the most valuable companies of our time will be the ones solving humanity’s biggest problems. Today, Obvious Ventures has invested in more than 40 world positive companies. I got a chance to hit up with their Founding Partner Vishal Vasishth who co-founded Obvious […]
We are excited to announce that Fred Davis, a music industry advisor, investor and lawyer, is going to speak at Slush Music and open the Slush Music 20 pitching competition. What is Fred known for? Well, he was the first one who discovered the potential in Spotify. But how to find a giant like Spotify […]
Facilitating honest discourse Matchmaking is in the very heart of Slush. Our purpose is to build connections and make new friends. This year we are introducing Slush Matchmaking Tool for the first time in Singapore. Our Tool matches investors and startups based on their profiles. But sometimes making contact with a fellow investor is even […]
Slush Music introduces the first part of a blog series by Allen Bargfrede, the founder of Rethink Music at Berklee College of Music. In this series of five blog posts, Allen first shares his insight on investing in music, followed by the discussions on the blockchain, music as medicine, AR, and streaming. The recorded music […]
Tom Hulme has previously been Design Director at IDEO Europe. IDEO is one of the world’s most reputed design and innovation consultancies known for its human-centered approach. At Slush, Tom shared the most important things he learned while working at IDEO. The importance of empathy. One of the biggest reasons for large companies to fail is […]
Caterina Fake is an active angel investor, board member and advisor. She is the co-founder of the websites Flickr and Hunch and has invested in companies such as Etsy, Daily Booth and Type Kit. Fake and Petteri Koponen, Partner at Lifeline Ventures, had a fireside chat on the second day of Slush about the characteristics […]
This year, visitors at Slush had a great opportunity to hear Ben Holmes discuss about investing in gaming. Holmes is a general partner at Index Ventures. His primary areas of focus include games and e-commerce, with a portfolio that includes investments in King, Playfish and Mindcandy. We are happy to share Holmes’ reflections on his […]
Marta Sjögren’s debut to the venture capital world resulted from a passion for innovation and a desire to make an impact in the world. Today she’s the Principal at Northzone and focuses on companies in the early stage. Northzone, established in 1996, is a leading technology investor. Today Northzone has raised over $700 million […]
Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Digital Sky Technologies and many more. The first 100 top tech investors and first 50 venture capital funds coming to Slush are here. Last year’s event was attended by a total of 118 international VC funds who were set up with 461 companies. This resulted in 1960 one-on-one meetings between startups […]
In November 2010 one of the world’s top angel investors, Aydin Senkut travelled to Helsinki to attend to Slush. One of the companies present at Slush was Rovio that had launched Angry Birds just a year before. Senkut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felicis Ventures. Recently he has been named as one of […]
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