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Born Global Venture Lab II
08/26/2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
SACC-SF/SV welcomes you to another inspiring venture lab, featuring ten promising start-ups from Chalmers University of Technology’s “Born Global” Program, pitching their ideas to a panel of prominent Bay Area Venture Capitalists. Our Venture Lab series is part of the initiative to cultivate new businesses that share an innovative spirit—catapulting successful entrepreneurial ventures by connecting emerging ideas and people.
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the inception of tomorrow’s leading companies: learn, connect and exchange insights as our panel of veteran VCs groom this next generation of cutting edge entrepreneurs.
The Pitching Companies
New online forum and sales website connecting collectors all over the world
A social p2p platform for sharing products and services, with the purpose of increasing economic, environmental and social sustainability in the world.
Developers of social cloud service “WIDE,” simplifying the management of ideas and development of new products and services.
Unique volume instruments for fast and reliable analyses of drill samples on mining sites.
A mobile platform creating a social inspirational fashion experience.
A game development studio creating games for all platforms.
A platform that makes it possible for anyone to publish and sell books.
An IT company focusing on graph databases and optimization of databases.
A cloud based platform that connects a variety of screens and creates interactive moments.
Developing the next step in motion analysis in sport and wellbeing
The VC Panelists
Johan Brenner, General Partner Creandum
Johan is General Partner in Creandum, the leading Nordic venture capital firm. With a credo of investing in entrepreneurs with “big disruptive ideas” and “backing the companies of tomorrow,” Creandum has helped to capitalize Spotify, Wrapp, Hansoft, iZettle, VideoPlaza, Vint and Vivino, among a host of successful startups. Johan, one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors, has an impressive track-record of building, identifying and mentoring groundbreaking companies, including E*Trade Nordic, Jobline, Payson, Tradera, Betfair and Wonga.
Ullas Naik, Founder Streamlined Ventures
Ullas is the founder of the seed stage investment firm, Streamlined Ventures, focusing on investing in transformational companies that are building enabling technologies for the Web, Mobile Web, Social Web and Enterprise. Streamlined Ventures has invested in companies such as Atheer Labs, Resilinc, DoorDash, Baarzo, YouPlus and Tachyus. Ullas has been an active angel investor for over 17 years. He has invested personally in over 60 companies spanning Internet 1.0, Web 2.0, the mobile web and enterprise computing
Alex Fries, Founder Ecosystem Ventures
Alex Fries is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in founding, funding, and managing global businesses that provide technology, products and services to mobile operators, enterprises, and consumers. His most recent entrepreneurial experiences include the co-founding of Playspan Inc. sold to VISA International in 2011, SDK Biotechnologies Inc., PURE SWISS AG and SVOX AG sold to Nuance Communications Inc. in 2011. Alex founded Ecosystem Ventures in 2006, a seed fund based in Silicon Valley.
Lars Johansson, Partner K&L Gates LLP
Lars’ practice is focused on corporate finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. He works actively with entrepreneurs and investors, and counsel founders, directors and officers on fiduciary duties, strategic issues, and general corporate matters.
About Born Global
Born Global is a development program designed for young Swedish startup companies with estimated big growth potential. The purpose is to increase the prerequisites of profitable growth and speed up the creation of a scalable business. Participating Born Global companies get support in finding suitable customer segments, product/service offerings, business models and team organization.