Our Fundraisers

Heikki S.
Finland

Heikki has a history of 35 years in management of companies in the fields of electronics and ICT, business strategy development and financing. In 2003-2015 Heikki was a VC Investment Director in the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Heikki has invested in 11 enterprises with Sitra and 4 with his own funds as a member of the Finnish Business Angel Network. Heikki is presently active in the Finnish and European Business Angel Network and has worked as a board member for 18 companies.

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Erik J.
Sweden

Erik has a background as an entrepreneur from several different industries. He has a solid experience in working with startups in areas like finance, budget work, business modeling, and investments. He is currently working as a business developer at one of Sweden’s most prominent startup incubators. Erik also works as a business developer for a Swedish municipality and runs a startup program for companies in the area of Proptech and MAAS (mobility as a service). 

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Florian K.
Germany

Florian has over 6 years experience working with businesses ranging from seed stage startups to Fortune500 companies across 14 countries in 4 continents and 8 industries. Primary focus has been the assessment, restructure and improvement of business models & plans, strategy and operational processes. He has worked in two startups and was a mentor and judge on a business plan assessment panel. His clients have have secured over $60m in funding.

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Arnbjörn E.
Germany

Based out of Munich, Arnbjörn is a business consultant and CEO of a niche consultancy specialized in business development and fundraising. He has more than 12 years’ experience in supporting startups and fast growing companies with a focus on emerging technologies, the IT and SaaS industry as well as energy and fintech in countries like Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Frederic P.
Germany

As a former entrepreneur and senior consultant at Deloitte, Frederic now co-manages an investment fund that invests equity into startups and provides digital solutions to restaurants, hotels, independent retailers and related FMCG in the FoodTech and hospitality businesses. His focus is on scalable business models with recurring revenues, B2B platforms, RetailTech and FoodTech solutions.

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Kevin M.
Germany

Originally from South Africa, Kevin is an investment professional based in Berlin with experience ranging from venture capital, impact investing and sustainable finance to M&A advisory and consulting. He focuses his time on advising environmental startups with capital raising (Series-A and above), other corporate finance topics and strategic consulting.

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Francisco F.
Spain

Francisco has more than 18 years international experience in  fundraising in the insurance, financial services, e-commerce and digital sectors. Francisco has extensive experience in developing business plans and identifying funding opportunities for growth and expansion into new markets on behalf of insurance and banking industry clients.

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Todor V.
Spain

Todor has more than 20 years’ experience in helping startups raise funding from venture capitalists or angel investors. He managed projects with total value of 2 billion $, from deal generation to commercial due diligence to project financing to closing, in multiple sectors and in 15+ countries in Europe, Latin America and North America.

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Letitia P.
Spain

Letitia is a startup lawyer and investment advisor with 10+ years of legal and VC experience. Her expertise is in leading or co-leading fundraising activities for pre-seed, seed and Series A startups. She managed successful fundraising of rounds ranging between €300k to €2M in digital media, real estate and healthcare industries for Spanish, UK and CH ventures.

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Marco T.
Belgium

Marco is a mentor and coach for small businesses to raise funding and monetise their ideas. In the last 15 years he has assisted founders all across Europe to identify private funding opportunities and get guidance on securing them. As a former public affairs manager for platforms like Uber, Airbnb, and Ebay, Marco is specialised on raising early-stage investments in entrepreneurs who are building tomorrow’s marketplaces, network effects and the technologies that enable them.

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Marcell K.
Belgium

As a former start-upper Marcell raised €1,5m to his venture, from Angels,VC in the EU and US – in multiple rounds – also completed a crowdfunding campaign and won an EU-grant during this time. Since 2018, he is a professional fundraiser involved in multiple deals, in various sectors including mobility, IoT, ed-tech, fintech and others. He is also active in the fundraising ecosystem in EU and non-EU countries.

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Oleg E.
Russia

Oleg has vast expertise in business modelling, planning and budgeting, KPI/BSC systems, corporate finance, deal structuring, corporate and financial restructuring, analysis and financial modeling, investment analysis and business valuation, internal audit and forensic, venture capital investments, and holding governance. Previously he was CFO for the leading Russian hi-tech investment company, RUSNANO. Oleg is also a mentor and investor of 10 startups in IT and industrial fields.

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Evgeniya R.
Russia / United Kingdom

Evgeniya is a fundraiser with expertise on 5G, RPA, AI, and IoT. She is skilled in attracting investments and recommending high potential targets. Earlier, she acquired fundraising and board-level management experience in AFK Sistema – the large diversified private equity fund where she was responsible for the dial structuring, valuation and IPO arrangements of Comstar-UTS on NYSE. While in Nokia, she has worked with attracting capital into startup development.

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Alessia H.
Belarus

With a background in the financial services industry in London and a portfolio of high-level contacts among investors worldwide, Alessia helps a wide range of client startups manage the process of raising the capital they need, from the initial assessment capital requirements, writing the investor deck, contacting investors, negotiating the deal, and managing the post investment process. She is also experienced in grant writing and securing national subsidies in a variety of sectors.

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Jon C.
Hong Kong

Based in Honk Kong, Jon had work closely with investment teams to raise private equity and fixed income funds from various asset management companies in China, also on behalf of European customers. He has also led grant funding applications, preparation of roadshows and marketing presentations for startups both in China and South East Asia.

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Naresh T.
India

Naresh is a private investments consultant with experience of more than 3 decades in risk analysis, air transportation, tourism, and insurance, helping companies from Denmark, Norway and Western Europe to raise funding from corporations in India. He is associated with a number of incubators including Faster Capital, an accelerator for startups, as one of its regional partners in India since September 2016. Naresh has also executed investment promotion strategies for a State Government in India.

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Aravind S.
India

As a corporate finance professional with 10 years of fundraising experience, Aravind has worked in key sectors like Infrastructure, Real Estate & Technology, for hyperlocal e-delivery firms and early stage tech-startups. He has assisted them in raising growth capital (debt / equity) for investments, M&As, turnarounds, carve-outs and cash-flow / asset backed funding. The total funding he has raised so far is around 300 M USD with partial exits achieved at 16-18% IRR and 1.65x-2.00x equity multiples.

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Harsh D.
India

Harsh is a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and Fundraiser with 7 years of corporate experience in Media & Advertising and 5 years of entrepreneurial experience in Food, Retail, and IT startups. He shortlists potential investment targets among startups and forwards them to his funding team. Once the team clears the due diligence and checks the financial model, he approaches a set of investors who get a qualified and curated leads. Harsh has worked with major brands including Star TV, NEWS Corp, 20th Century Fox, Cadburys, Axis Bank, Jet Airways and more.

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Mark S.
Australia

Based in Melbourne Australia, Mark is a driven and passionate fundraiser with a record of success at a B2B Software-as-a-Service startup that streamlines a fund managers’ back-office work, and where he helped to raise $2.25M. His experience includes raising seed and series A capital, business strategy, developing the marketing material, developing a prospect database with the sales team, project management, and engaging key stakeholders. He is an active member of an investors organisation, an angel investor network in Australia, and a mentor at Startupbootcamp Australia.

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Adrià V.
Singapore

Based out of Manila, Philippines, Adrià supports corporate-startup engagement and fundraising. Previously, he was part of a team that put up an innovation hub in the Philippines helping startups fundraise successfully in South-East Asia. He contributed to more than $3M in funding/revenue/savings for the 300 startups he was giving support to. He currently advises a Philippine startup and help international startups enter the Southeast Asian market. 

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James S.
Singapore

James is active in the Startup sector as an Advisor, Investor and Mentor, and has at various times in his career held C-Level positions in Finance, Operations and Marketing functions. Over the last five years, he has mentored an average of three new Startups a year, the majority of which were FinTech, but had big data and AI components. In that same period, he raised a total of US$9.8M in seed, late seed and series A equity from a range of HNWI, Family Office and VC investors, the majority of whom based in Singapore. He also worked on 4 Series B and C raises and was responsible for securing a total of US25$M.

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Joaquin S.
Argentina

Joaquin is an independent financial adviser, providing investment advisory services, credit and loans assistance in global markets. He has over 10 years’ experience in investment banking, and in the real estate industry, enabling startups and established companies to increase business, sales, revenues and value. He is also a broker for different financial institutions in Latin America. His skills range from pitch decks drafting, financial modelling, assets and portfolio management, raising funds, and crowdfunding. 

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Iulius D.
Romania

Iulius has 20+ years experience in private and public fundraising for seed and series A stage SMEs in Central and Eastern Europe. His expertise is in design business models, develop compelling value propositions, financial modelling, preparing investment materials, circulating materials among specific investors. He is also a mentor and coach for a business accelerator in France, where he is responsible to prepare startups for the next round of private equity, mezzanine and non-reimbursable financing.

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Erik R.
France

Erik is a Serial Entrepreneur assisting founders, CEOs, Family Offices with Fundraising, Acquisitions and Strategic Planning. He has 30+ years experience working in fast moving environments creating challenging (sometimes disruptive) projects that all required necessary funding. Working exclusively on companies in the growth stage having their first revenues (>500k€), Eriks is leading a network of 500 experts in 18 countries who know how to position your project to increase success and access the necessary funding.

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Salim A.
France

Based in Paris, Salim is an experienced international sales professional and fundraiser who secured 4M€ series A funding for SaaS companies in France and got them accelerated at Google 1-year Startup Program, Pass French Tech, Hub Bpifrance, Paris & Co, and Startin’Post. He has also raised seed funding of 250K€ from several business angels based in Europe and Singapore.

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Saimon S.
France

Based out of Paris, Saimon is a Venture Capital Analyst who worked for Dojo VC, the first private startup accelerator in France, and was co-founder of StartupMakers, an open innovation consortium launched in 2018 with HSBC and XEROX, which gathers 400 business angels and 500 selected startups. Saimon is skilled in performing due diligence, developing financial models and sourcing new investment opportunities for startups above all in the aerospace and defense sectors.

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Frédéric G.
France

Based out of Toulouse, Frédéric has worked for 15 years as a fundraiser, on M&A transactions and internationalization. As a business and growth enabler, he mentors founders to successfully raise funds as well as achieve growth by facilitating access to corporates. He is skilled in reviewing and improving business models and strategy, business plans and preparing startups to reach their goals.

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Alexandra A.
France

Based in Paris, Alexandra worked for an assets management company that acts on behalf of over 585 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations worldwide. She was responsible for producing financial documents and ad-hoc requests for $700 million accounts and monitoring and reporting on the performance of $7.3 billion portfolios.

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Enrique V.
United States

Enrique’s fundraising focus is on AI, IoT, Robotics but with experience in other industries like consumer goods, construction, food and beverages, entertainment and hospitality. Based in Chicago, he has helped major companies like Global African Foods, get funded through the sale of Private Equity to both individual Investors and Venture Capital and Private Equity funds.

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Pete V.
United States

Pete has been a registered attorney and investment adviser in patent law and financial services for nearly twenty years. He has worked between Amsterdam, London and San Francisco for VC backed series A SaaS FinTech, helping founders make better financial decisions involving their companies’ stock options from offer to IPO.

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Christopher V.
United States

Christopher has been working for a Global Securities Lenders of Stock Loans for the last 12 years. He also collaborates with an international M&A investment banking firm with offices in the USA, Asia, and Europe. He assists clients by providing financial support or lending money to public companies or individuals at low rates against publicly traded securities (stocks).

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Khader O.
Canada

Khader is an Merger & Acquisition advisor who leads AliDigitalBroker, a financial advisory firm based out of Montreal, Canada with a focus on digital companies. He provides services internationally and works to connect investors (or buyers) and sellers for the purchase and mergers of established tech companies, online businesses, app businesses and unique start-up companies. His network of investors is interested in asset sale, stock sale, mergers and investment in the technology/web industry.

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Lisa W.
United Kingdom

Lisa works with start-ups right through to established private companies looking for expansion or acquisition capital. Lisa has clients raising anything from 50.000 € to 1M€. This year Lisa has onboarded clients raising 20 M€ in equity in total. Most of Lisa’s clients are based in the North West of England but she deals with Angels, VCs and Fund Managers from all around the UK. Lisa is also a financial writer and used to have a column in AltFi appraising investment pitches for investors.

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Amit K.
United Kingdom

Amit is a London based Management Consultant with an MBA, over 18 years of fundraising experience with multi-billion dollar organisations and startups across technology and business innovation. He has supported entrepreneurs with every aspect of their business including concept and product development, investor presentations, fundraising and relationship development, operational and financial efficiency, and exits.

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Michael V.
United Kingdom

Michael has worked with hundreds of companies from Brewdog and Monzo through to concept and beta stage companies starting out to help them prepare to raise equity investment. Michael has raised over 400 million € for 850+ start-ups across the UK, Europe and the US. He has personally managed private, crowd, VC and angel stakeholder investors and been responsible for over 400 million € investment in the Europe and the US. 

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Joe E.
United Kingdom

Joe has worked in private equity for 20 years. He has worked with several businesses to raise equity in the UK. He has currently closed a  5 million € investment with a UK VCT fund and has previously secured offers from a large UK based EIS fund.

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Adrian S.
United Kingdom

Adrian has more than 10 years experience in working with startups to advise them on their investment readiness and sourcing funding. Adrian has a rich network of investors (over 1000 VC groups and 2900 angels investing in the UK). He has worked on projects in France, Portugal, Dubai/Saudi Arabia, US, China and Finland.

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Jamie B.
United Kingdom

Jamie provides full spectrum of advisory services engaging with entrepreneurs, family owned and private equity backed businesses. Consultancy activities include identifying strategic key buyers, negotiating and generating competitive buyer tension, project management and final deal execution.

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Alexander S.
United Kingdom

Alexander has built three startups as a founder. In recent years he has raised over 400.000 € from European, US and Middle East private investors, including Techstars, Deutsche Telekom, Liberty Global, Turn8. He has a good connection with many UK-based VCs and knows about various financial support programs within the UK.

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Ottavio C.
Switzerland

Ottavio has 20+ years combined experience in Private Equity and General Management with a sound understanding of Value Investing, Financial Modeling, and Private Equity for SMEs. He has been working for years in the private equity sector, and as a managing director of investment and asset management companies (in which fundraising ad dealing with investors was a day-by-day business). He has a wide professional network of contacts among asset managers, family offices, and high net worth individuals. 

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Josh K.
Switzerland

Josh is a medical doctor by training and serves as healthcare advisor in several investment funds. As a founding member at Horizon Discovery, he was responsible for building the diagnostic and bioproduction business leading to IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. He has invested in and mentored several companies including Geospock and Polaroo. He has raised over €5M in seed funding and has cultivated an extensive network of angels, family offices and venture funds in the DACH region.

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Thijs P.
Switzerland

Thijs worked in the VC industry for over a decade and leads a team of 5 investment analysts with consulting and private equity backgrounds. In London when he was working for Holtzbrinck (one of the largest German VC funds) he founded and organised the VC-Circle events with over 200 PE and VC investment managers from the leading funds. He now manages HI Capital and runs advisory services with Deloitte in Zurich, providing scale up services to startups.

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Yann S.
Switzerland

Yann worked more than 10 years in Investment Banking and Private Equity, raising more than $1bn mainly in the Mining & New Materials sector. Over the last 5 years, he has established a large network of institutional investors, banks and brokers and had a vast experience in origination, structuring, due diligence, M&A, valuation and project management in various sectors across the capital structure including debt, royalties / streams, convertibles, equities and structured products. 

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Anna-Larissa S.
Netherlands

Anna-Larisa is an Experienced Investment Fundraiser with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. She is skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Hospitality Industry, Real Estate and Finance. She leads her own independent placement agency and freelance investor relations advisor for private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate funds for institutional investors, partly on behalf of clients such as Valery Capital BV and MG Investments BV in the Netherlands.

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Maksymilian H.
Poland

Based in Poland, Maksymilian has been involved in buy-side projects in IT industry looking for and selecting startup opportunities for corporate customers. Among other, his experience involved buy-side advisory to a leading Korean office software developer – 5000 companies screening with three targets chosen by the client and one being at the negotiation stage and a Nordic office software developer – CEE region screening for accounting software providers with one target being already at the negotiation stage and more to be approached.

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John A.
Greece

Based out of Athens and London, John is an experienced entrepreneur who knows well the startup and investor ecosystem. Since 2014, he has raised capital and sold two SaaS companies in the Food and Beverage Sector and in B2B. Currently his my main activities are B2B Business Development, Fund Raising, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies consulting. He can deliver results as for connecting his clients with investors and be also a key advisor on Business Strategy matters.

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Primadi S.
Indonesia

Primadi worked for leading global companies such as Jardine Matheson and Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Indonesia before crossing over to the Market Access and Investment Advisory sector where he eventually started becoming a strategic partner for Business Finland, Swiss Global Enterprise, Catalonia Trade and Investment and Basque Trade Investment among many others. For more than 2 decades he has focused on helping mainly European and Asian clients to access markets in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

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Jesse P.
South-Korea

Jesse has over 10 years of investment experience working across private markets in both Hong Kong and Seoul. He worked for the HQ Capital private equity platform, a German alternative investment manager with US$11 billion AUM across private equity, secondaries, and co-investment strategies. He managed and developed more than 120 active GP managers in Asian countries, including China, Korea, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. 

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Meir A.
Israel

Meir is a strategic advisor to VCs, PEs, and financial organizations, investing in various impact and advanced tech industries. He brings hands-on experience in business development and as a funds finder - matching startups with investors, in line with specific investment criteria. He has experience in screening investment opportunities, financial valuations and due-diligence. As an advisor he has assisted one startup to raise dozens of millions of dollars' investments.

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