The Seedcamp Team hit the road again!
If you’re attending Web Summit this week, make sure you say hi.
Keep a close eye on the schedule, as Seedcamp partners Carlos Eduardo Espinal and Reshma Sohoni, joined by investment team members Tom Wilson and Sia Houchangnia and our head of marketing and communications, Natasha Lytton have a series of Panels, Roundtables, Judging slots and Office Hours lined up, so all good opportunities to hear more from us.
As the tech world flocks to Lisbon for Web Summit this week, we’re also delighted to announce the launch of Seedsummit Portugal, an initiative providing simplified financial documents and guidelines to support the Portuguese startup ecosystem and positively impact local founders. We’ve partnered with Team Genesis® and Lisbon-based accelerator Beta-i on the initiative, with both sharing our confidence in Portugal as one of Europe’s emerging tech hubs.
In the meantime, if you’re a startup thinking of applying to our next round of pre-seed investment round, make a note that Seedcamp applications are currently open until 13th November. So grab this chance to meet our investment team in person and grill them with your questions before the deadline.
We can’t wait to meet you!
The Seedcamp Team
Seedcamp believes that the time is now for the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to fuel new innovation, empower a new breed of startup and disrupt industries. That’s why we’ve already made several investments in the space including re:infer, ThirdEye and AI Build. Now we’re looking for more companies to back.
If you’re a founder, operator or investor working with deep learning, neural networks, NLP, computer vision and other related themes then this event is for you. Together with our friends at Northzone, one of Europe’s leading VCs, we’ll be gathering several thought leaders in the space to discuss the rapidly increasing appetite for investment in the sector, as well as hearing from companies operating in it.
We’re inviting startups to present on stage, get feedback and hopefully take their business closer towards a first round of funding. It’s a great opportunity to get in front of investors and experts in the AI space, so please come along
Apply on AngelList – applications are now closed
Register on Eventbrite if you’re interested in joining in the audience – limited seats
17:30 – 18:00 – Registration
18:00 – 18:10 – Intro Seedcamp & Northzone
18:10 – 18:40 – Panel debate, moderated by Carlos Espinal,Partner, Seedcamp
18:40 – 18:55 – Pitching : selected AI teams
19:00 – 19:30 – Panel: Seedcamp teams, discussing about opportunities & challenges of fundraising as an AI startup, building a strong founding team and finding the best advisors
19:30 – 21:00 – Wrap up & Thank you
19:35 – 21:30 – Networking
Please note, companies wishing to apply should do so through the AngelList link above. Only apply if the application of AI or ML is a key factor in your business and you can attend in person on the 23rd November. Good luck to all teams!
At Seedcamp we get excited by great founders with a big vision. Inherently we’ve always been sector agnostic and that certainly isn’t changing, however there are certain industries that really excite us, one of these is OpenData. We’re keen to deep dive into this space, hear from some exceptional players and discover startups that operate in it.
In order for us to do this we’re partnering with the pioneering Open Data Institute, an established leader supporting startups in this field. Open Data Institute helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues.
Together with Open Data Institute we’ll be hosting an event on Thursday 19th November at Campus London.
We’ll select up to 10 startups to present to a panel made up of investors and sector experts. We’re looking for inspirational startups to join the Seedcamp family who are building multi billion businesses around OpenData.
Open Data is comparable to Open Source in terms of its potential for disruptive innovation. These days businesses are looking to understand how they can best make use of the data they produce and the data that is all around them to drive revenue and create new business opportunities. The ‘Open Data’ movement challenges businesses to think about data in a different way: open by default. Open Data has already become an important part of how governments and organisations operate and engage with the private sector. Through the Open Data Institute startup programme and the Open Data Incubator for Europe, the Open Data Institute are supporting the development of startups in the UK and across Europe. By partnering up with them, we are looking to encourage startups to start thinking about how the use and creation of open data can be at the heart of their business. Here you’ll find a good description of Open Data to see if you’re operating in the right space to apply.
If you’re interested in joining the event as an audience member please register here and we’ll confirm your place by early October.
If you’re a startup and you’re disrupting OpenData be sure to apply via AngelList by 9th November.
We were thrilled to accept the invitation from ICT and our Lisbon partners Beta-i to organise a Seedcamp Meet & Greet during the ICT conference this October.
Having already invested in great Portuguese companies such as Hole19, Crowd Process, Codacy, Popcorn Metrics, Zercatto and HOKO, it was a no brainer, we had to say yes!
You can join the entire Seedcamp session for free if you register here.
Or, if you’re an ambitious team looking to get feedback on your pitch and business, and potentially fast-track the application process to be considered for Seedcamp investment, you can apply here for the Live Mentoring session.
We have structured the event so that it offers a great overview of how Seedcamp operates as a First Round Fund and for Founders to meet our investment team and our great guests.
Speakers: Anthony Douglas (Hole19); Pedro Fonseca (Crowd Process); Joaquin Figaredo (HOKO); Jaime Jorge (Codacy)
Panel: Carlos Espinal (Seedcamp); Scott Sage (Angel Investor, Seedcamp); Stephan Morais (Caixa Capital); Alexandre Barbosa (Faber Ventures); Ricardo Marvao (Beta-i)
Moderator: Mike Butcher (TechCrunch Editor)
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL)
Praça Indústrias, PT-1300-307 Lisboa, Portugal
See the venue on the map
If you’re a startup interested in getting Seedcamp investment and feedback be sure to apply via AngelList by 12th October.
At Seedcamp we get excited by great founders with big visions. From the beginning we’ve been sector agnostic and whilst this certainly isn’t changing there are industries grabbing our interest, one of them being FoodTech.
Having invested in Pronto, Winnow and Farmhopping, we’re keen to deep dive into this space, hear from some exceptional players and discover more startups operating in it. In order for us to do this we’re partnering with the pioneering Food Startup School and the first ever London Food Tech Week (LFTW). LFTW is all about facilitating disruption, tackling challenges in food and agriculture by bringing together the big and small players.
Together with London Food Tech Week we’ll be hosting an event on Tuesday 20th October from 6pm taking place at Campus London.
We’ll select up to 10 startups to present to a panel made up of investors and sector experts. We’re looking for inspirational startups to join the Seedcamp family who are the next Unicorns in FoodTech.
London Food Tech Week will also highlight the innovators, movers and shakers of the ecosystem. For more details about the week visit their website.
If you’re interested in joining the event as an audience member please register here and we’ll confirm your place by mid-October.
If you’re a startup and you’re disrupting FoodTech be sure to apply via AngelList by 11th October.
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