TechCrunch Startup Battlefield will seemingly be held at VivaTech in Paris on Could per chance 24th. We desire to search out the most productive early-stage startup from at some stage in continental Europe, sooner than TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin. The most attention-grabbing methodology to attain that is to bring some incredible customers and founders alongside to preserve the startups. Right here’s our 2nd spherical of judges to be announced, and there’s more to advance!
Ophelia Brown, Founder, Blossom CapitalOphelia is the founding father of Blossom Capital, an early stage mission fund that brings a unconditionally differentiated methodology to investing. Blossom makes a small selection of excessive conviction investments each year, which enables the group to work intently with their companies, serving to them ruin their ambitious goals. Extreme about user behaviour and influence, Ophelia loves labored with founders with solid product DNA and influence-oriented teams. Ophelia is furthermore the founding father of ALT “Ambitious Ladies in Tech” – a mentor programme that fits junior females in know-how open-americawith senior functional leaders to provide them with precious coaching, skills construction and networking. The community entails executives from about a of the world’s main tech companies esteem Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Uber and loads more. Beforehand Ophelia was once a GP at LocalGlobe and a most considerable at Index Ventures where she led investments into a vary of excellent companies esteem Typeform and Robinhood.
Alexis Houssou, President & Co-founder, Hardware ClubFormer entrepreneur and financier, Alexis started Hardware Club in 2015 with a mission to enhance the most productive hardware startups worldwide the use of collaboration and community results. Through its queer $30M neighborhood-based fully mostly fund, Hardware Club invests in hardware startups in Europe and in the US at seed stage. Alexis took piece in launching loads of unique initiatives esteem the Hi there Tomorrow Summit and the accelerator The Family. He furthermore sits on the boards of companies including Remedee Labs, Reach Robotics, Aryballe and Keecker. Serious about how tech can influence influence on communities, Alexis on a customary foundation mentors startups in varied programs including Techstars and StartupBootCamp. He is a graduate of EM Lyon Commerce Faculty.
Raffi Kamber, Accomplice, Alvin CapitalRaffi joined Alven in 2011. He started his profession as an engineer, becoming a member of Bouygues Telecom where he labored on core info networks. Priorto becoming a member of Alven, he was once piece of the mission capital group of the Parisian place of work of Gimv, a pan-European fund where he bearing in mind tech investments. He graduated from Ensimag and holds an MBA from Insead.
Sébastien Groyer, Accomplice, Seventure PartnersBiotech engineer, Phd in philosophy on capitalism, Sébastien started his profession as a VC more than 15 years previously at CDC-Entreprises. He co-based the mission arm of Masseran Gestion (Groupe Caisses d’Epargne) in 2008, managing FCPIs and investing in the existence sciences sector. Masseran Gestion merged which Seventure Companions in 2012. He then modified into a Accomplice in existence sciences at Seventure. Sébastien has invested in more than 30 companies and is currently board member of Balyo, Worldwide Bioenergies, Eligo, Domain Therapeutics, Skinjay.
Francesca Warner, Venture Advisor and CEO & Co-founder, Seraphim CapitalFrancesca (usually called Take a look at) is a Venture Advisor at Seraphim Capital, the most productive Worldwide Arena Tech fund, investing £Three-5m in the Arena Ecosystem, including in companies esteem Spire and IceEye. Earlier than becoming a member of Seraphim Capital, Take a look at spent two and a half years at Downing Ventures, investing in over 30 early-stage know-how companies, with a highlight on user well being and deep know-how. Earlier than coming into into Venture, Take a look at labored for the global agency, AMV BBDO. She graduated from Corpus Christi, Cambridge, with a most considerable class stage in 2012. Take a look at is the co-founder and CEO of Fluctuate VC, the world’s first non-income dedicated to promoting differ and inclusion in Venture Capital. In Could per chance 2017, Fluctuate VC produced the principle ever watch on the selection of females in VC, in partnership with the BVCA. Fluctuate VC’s work was once highlighted in the UK Executive’s November 2017 finances.